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# jose-maria-olazabal - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

McIlroy recalls Braveheart-inspired speech that launched Miracle at Medinah

Europe’s 2012 comeback regarded as the greatest in Ryder Cup history.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Do you agree with our Ryder Cup Dream Team?

Colin Montgomerie, Arnold Palmer and Ian Poulter all feature on our list.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Friday 16 August, 2013

McGinley, Olazábal and Monty to pick Team Europe captain for next Ryder Cup

The European captain will be chosen by a five-man panel rather than the European Tour Committee from 2016, it has emerged.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Monday 14 January, 2013

Rory McIlroy again backs Paul McGinley for Ryder Cup captain

Colin Montgomerie won’t be happy with the world No 1′s latest thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s decision.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Turkey shoot: the 6 biggest flops of 2012

Gobble, gobble — here’s half a dozen teams and sports stars who can chalk 2012 down to experience.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Friday 28 December, 2012

Swings and Ryder bouts: Golfing review of 2012 Game On This post contains videos

Swings and Ryder bouts: Golfing review of 2012

Gareme McDowell came close, Rory McIlroy won a major by eight strokes again and Team Europe rallied from face-down on the canvas.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Christmas crackers: USA v Europe

You pull, we pull. Facts, jokes and YouTube clips await the winner.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Thursday 20 December, 2012

He's the man: Tom Watson highlights McIlroy threat at Ryder Cup

And so it begins, eh Tom?

# jose-maria-olazabal - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Rory McIlroy says no Nike deal yet

“It’s a process we’re working through and you’ll probably hear about it in the next few weeks,” said the Holywood man.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Friday 2 November, 2012

Faldo reckons Rory McIlroy’s mooted move to Nike is ‘dangerous’

It’s just a new pair of spikes and a driver right?

# jose-maria-olazabal - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Opinion: Rory McIlroy facing his biggest change

McIlroy is a marketing dream, which made him worth too much to stay with Titleist.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Monday 8 October, 2012

McGinley plays it cool on Ryder Cup captaincy

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy remains in number one spot in the latest rankings.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Sunday 7 October, 2012

It's Sunday so here's 13 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days Snap Happy This post contains images

# jose-maria-olazabal - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Lawrie takes aim at unsportsmalike US fans

The golfer expressed his annoyance at some of the comments made by those in attendance at the Ryder Cup.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Lawrie tips Clarke for Ryder Cup captaincy

The Scottish golfer believes the Northern Irishman is one of the main candidates to lead Europe in two years’ time.

'It was torture' -- Olazabal rules out 2014 Europe captaincy

The Spaniard said he couldn’t handle leading the team at Gleneagles in two years’ time.

In The Swing: Poulter proves he's the man as Europe stage comeback for the ages

‘He was absolutely immense. His five birdies in a row on Saturday afternoon to win a point in the fourball matches was immeasurably significant for Europe.’

The Morning Score: Tuesday

The Cats are home, the Dubs have a new football boss and all the European football action.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Monday 1 October, 2012

Wozniacki swerves blame for McIlroy late show

“I think he mistimed the tee time. He thought he was going to play 12:25, and, well, as we all know it was 11:25. So it wasn’t my fault,” she said.

Putts, pride and personalised Moet: Europe celebrate into the Medinah morning Funky Cold Medinah This post contains videos

A ESPN writer made this list of things Europe needed to win the Ryder Cup on Sunday

10-6 up heading into the final day, Gene Wojciechowski thought the Americans only needed to show up at Medinah.

Someone got Rory McIlroy a 'Flavor Flav' clock to celebrate

The Irishman almost missed his tee-time because he got his time zones mixed up.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Sunday 30 September, 2012

As it happened: Ryder Cup 2012, day 3

Europe started Sunday’s singles matches four points down to an inspired USA. Could Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy spark a remarkable fightback?

Rory McIlroy in Ryder Cup mix-up, almost misses tee-time

US TV reports said that McIlroy had mistaken US eastern seaboard time for Chicago time which is one hour later.

Remember Brookline? Team Europe eyes historic comeback

With just the singles matches remaining, the United States lead 10-6 at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois, but a spectacular finish last night has given Team Europe hope.

Watson and Donald first up in Ryder Cup singles

Other key matchups include, Keegan Bradley against Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson taking on Justin Rose, Jim Furyk against Sergio Garcia.

Americans in sight of Ryder Cup triumph

USA lead the Europeans 10-6 going into the competition’s final day.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Saturday 29 September, 2012

As it happened: Ryder Cup 2012, day 2

‘You’ve got to have it in your pants’ said Europe’s Nicolas Colsaerts after his day one heroics. Saturday was all about Bradley, Simpson and Poulter.

Ryder Cup: Mickelson and Bradley win for USA

It looks like Lefty has found a partner he likes as the hosts continue where they left off yesterday.

Tiger takes rare rest at Ryder Cup

World No. 2 Woods and Stricker were the only US team to lose both their matches during yesterday’s opening day of the 39th Ryder Cup.

Sports chart of the day: the greatest Ryder Cup players of all time

Here’s a look at the top 25 Ryder Cup golfers of all-time based on percentage of potential points won. *Readjusts specs, smugly*

# jose-maria-olazabal - Friday 28 September, 2012

As it happened: Ryder Cup 2012, day 1

Golf doesn’t get better than this. We went stroke-bystrokefor the first day of foursomes and fourballs as the 2012 Ryder Cup tees off at Medinah Country Club, Illinois.

Tied up: USA and Europe level at 2-2 after Ryder Cup foursomes

It was the first time that had happened in the opening session of the Ryder Cup since 1997 at Valderrama in Spain.

Ryder Cup: Bradley and Mickelson strike first for US

The US duo got the first points on the board with a 4 and 3 victory over Europeans Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia.

Ryder Cup: Europe fast start can quiet home support

With Rory and G-Mac leading the charge in Friday’s foursomes, Europe can put America on the back foot immediately.

Ryder Cup course guide: a hole-by-hole tour of Medinah Country Club Ryder Cup 2012 This post contains images

Ryder Cup course guide: a hole-by-hole tour of Medinah Country Club

Where’s the water? Lay up on 15? Here are the 18 holes that stand between Europe, America and the Ryder Cup.

# jose-maria-olazabal - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Celebrity bagmen (part II): our alternative caddies for Europe's Ryder Cup team

Would you want Vladimir Putin carrying your clubs? He might just be the perfect match for one of Team Europe at Medinah this weekend.

Facts and figures: the 2012 Ryder Cup in numbers

Roll up, stats lovers. We’ve got all the nerdy numbers that matter this weekend in Medinah.

Time to make* some money - here are our 5 favourite bets for the 2012 Ryder Cup Flutter This post contains images

Time to make* some money - here are our 5 favourite bets for the 2012 Ryder Cup

*Gambling is a mug’s game, don’t be fooled by the headline.

Explainer: here's everything you need to know about the 2012 Ryder Cup FAQ

Explainer: here's everything you need to know about the 2012 Ryder Cup

There’s gonna be an awful lot of golf talk over the next few days and we wouldn’t want you to feel left out.

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