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Player data helps dictate Ryder Cup roles in golf’s analytics revolution

Today’s teams have war gaming experts behind the scenes which makes former Europe vice-captain Paul McGinley laugh at the basic numbers he had to hand in 2012“When I was Europe’s vice-captain in 2010 and 2012 they used to kid me that I was the statisti…

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Memory Lane: the 1965 and 1973 Ryder Cups – in pictures

With the 2018 Ryder Cup almost upon us, we take a look back to the 1965 and 1973 competitions when renowned sports photographer Gerry Cranham visited Royal Birkdale and Muirfield Continue reading…

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‘I’ve missed this’ – Casey enjoying Ryder Cup ‘vibes’

A decade after he last featured at a Ryder Cup, Paul Casey is determined to “play his heart out” and remember the experience at Le Golf National.

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Ryder Cup 2018: opening ceremony and pairings revealed – as it happened

Justin Rose and Jon Rahm will begin Europe’s Ryder Cup challenge while Patrick Reed partners Tiger Woods against Francesco Molinari and Tommy FleetwoodLe Golf National: hole-by-hole guide to 2018’s course 5.40pm BST Right, that’s us just about done for…

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Are the yips really the greatest threat to a golfer? – video

Feared and dismissed in equal proportion, the yips were once endowed with an almost mythical status. Previously an ailment exclusive to golfers, in recent years participants from sports as varied as snooker and basketball have been diagnosed with the c…

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Does the Ryder Cup mean more to Europeans than Americans?

The NFL routinely destroys golf’s biggest team tournament in the TV ratings. But the resurgence of Tiger Woods is likely to draw in viewers StatesideIt’s a poorly kept secret that the Ryder Cup remains a far bigger deal in Great Britain and Ireland tha…

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Ryder Cup: Water, water everywhere – a hacker’s guide to Le Golf National | Gerard Meagher

To the unseasoned and forgetful grubber water hazards are everywhere at the course known as L’Albatros, and even a decent drive can end up in no man’s landTo begin with, a disclaimer: I’m awful at remembering golf courses. It has become an annual tradi…

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Will underdogs Europe defy logic and tame US superstars?

The US pairings feel natural and look dangerous but Europe will again be hoping to prove the Ryder Cup seldom follows easy logic, writes Tom Fordyce.

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Ryder Cup 2018: Why we should all be excited about Tiger’s return

BBC Sport looks at the reasons why golf fans around the world are relishing the return of Tiger Woods to Ryder Cup action.

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Ryder Cup: how golf is new focus of soft power diplomacy

With Donald Trump a keen player, tournament offers chance for Europe to show united frontAs the Ryder Cup tees off for the first time in France this weekend, at a vast course beyond the Palace of Versailles, golf is becoming a new focus of soft power d…

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Ryder Cup Guardians ready to give Europe a chorus of approval | Sean Ingle

Eight men dressed in Smurf blue and canary yellow are not averse to singing the praises of Rory McIlroy and the other 11 players in the hope of inspiring them to victoryWhen Rory McIlroy walks to the first tee for Friday morning’s fourballs he will be …

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France fully determined to make the most of its Ryder Cup opportunity

Biennial tournament is taking place in mainland Europe for only the second time and French organisers are determined to create a legacy for a golf-indifferent countryYou know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris? Le burger 2018. At lea…

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Sergio García: ‘I’ll do what I’ve always done at Ryder Cups – everything’

The Spaniard insists he has proved himself ‘over and over’ but admits to doubts about his form while teammates praise his dressing-room presenceNoise has surrounded Sergio García from the moment his wildcard pick for this Ryder Cup was confirmed. Atten…

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Team Europe and USA golfers preview ‘special’ Ryder Cup contest – video

The 42nd Ryder Cup begins on Friday at Le Golf National with Team USA looking to claim their first victory on European soil in 25 years. Europe’s squad is heavy with new faces while the United States have an even mix following wildcard picks …

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Le Golf National: a hole-by-hole guide to 2018’s Ryder Cup course

From a blind tee shot on ‘The Camel’ to a huge bunker on ‘The Hills of Colin’, this year’s venue is full of surprises and dangerAs if a Ryder Cup opening wasn’t scary enough, water lies all the way down the left-hand side, as can be particularly tricky…

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Ryder Cup 2018: Rory McIlroy would welcome Tiger Woods match-up

Rory McIlroy says he would welcome the opportunity to go head-to-head against Tiger Woods in this week’s Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France.

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