Ryder Cup

It's Time for Team Golf

The great thing about match play is the format can make a contest interesting -- no matter who the competitors are, though of course, the Ryder Cup has been spectacular. This opinion piece from Golf World created a bit of a stir back in 1994; now with the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the Presidents' Cup, the comeback seems complete -- still, Team Golf might still make a fun alternative.

Money Really Devalues Athletics

A Newsday op-ed, published just before the '99 Ryder Cup matches, bemoaning the disappearance of the genuine amateur athlete. Your cranky uncle who still raves about Stan Smith will totally agree.

U.S. -2 5/8s


We golfers mark our lives by Ryder Cup matches. Our early-90s memories of The War by The Shore are bathed in autumnal tones, Mark Calcavecchia's horrifying collapse obliterated by Bernhard Langer's 6-foot miss. Dave Stockton wading in the ocean dazed and happy, looking like a tipsy beachcomber who just stubbed his toe on a treasure chest sticking out of the sand.

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