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  • PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem boiled down the Americans' loss in the Ryder Cup to a simple problem: getting smoked in the foursomes format. "You can’t play foursomes down 7-1 (in eight foursomes matches) and think you’re going to win the cup," Finchem said Wednesday at the McGladrey Classic in Georgia. "Seven to one in the Friday and Saturday (matches); you’r... read more...
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  • Stacy Lewis and Inbee Park are Nos. 1 and 2 in the Rolex Rankings, and neither are competing in this week's inaugural Blue Bay LPGA in China. However, when the rankings are released Monday, Park will overtake Lewis as the world's top-ranked female player.  The ranking formula, which covers a rolling two-year period and devalues past performance over time, will swing in... read more...
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  • Phil Mickelson knows the right man for the job of 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain: the man who led the American charge in 2008.  Shortly after the Europeans clinched a third-consecutive Ryder Cup on Sunday at Gleneagles, Mickelson suggested Paul Azinger should get another crack at the job. "We had a great formula in '08," Mickelson said on NBC's coverage. "I d... read more...
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  • The idea of forming a committee to try to figure out how to win a biennial exhibition match seems kind of silly, so maybe that's why European Ryder Cup stalwarts had no problem mocking PGA of America's announcement of its Ryder Cup task force.  Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler are among the 11-man committee comprising five current players, three... read more...
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  • Five weeks into the NFL season, in many cities around the country, the most popular man in town is the backup quarterback. Why? Because he could be the key to turning this whole season around...if only he got the chance to play.  Odds are, though, that single player, unless he's the next Tom Brady, will struggle to win more than a few games, much less transform a franc... read more...
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  • The Golf Blog says: At the press conference following a blowout loss for the US team (16.5 to 11.5), Phil Mickelson talked openly about the last time the US won a Ryder Cup in 2008 (he’s been on 8 losing teams). When ask... read more...
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  • Coming into his Sunday match against Martin Kaymer, Masters champion Bubba Watson was 0-3 all-time in Ryder Cup singles matches. His record did not improve against the German. Watson was never competitive against Kaymer, losing four of the first six holes, including four in a row after a pair of opening halves. Watson appeared to mope his way through the match at that ... read more...
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