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Tiger Woods arrives for PGA Championship practice round

Tiger Woods arrives for PGA Championship practice round

Tiger Woods showed up to play a practice round at the PGA Championship on Wednesday, though it was still unclear if he will be well enough to tee it up in the season's fourth major.

Golf Tidbits: Patrick Reed open plenty of eyes at Doral

Through the first three rounds of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, the big story was the completely re-done Blue Monster Course at Doral. The final round story line shifted to the eventual winner, Patrick Reed.

Rookie leads at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Andrew Loupe, who has yet to earn a paycheck in his PGA Tour rookie season, found himself at the top Thursday after one round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Bob Costas says he'd be against his son playing football

Bob Costas says he'd be against his son playing football

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Bob Costas of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" said during an interview in New York if he had a young son he would suggest another sport instead of football.
Three Top 10 players head to Solheim Cup competition

Three Top 10 players head to Solheim Cup competition

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Three Top 10 players, including world No. 2 Stacy Lewis, are set for this week's 2013 Solheim Cup, pitting a U.S. team against a team of European golfers.

Scotland's year of decision

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Next year Scotland will vote in a referendum on independence from Britain, amid a well-orchestrated campaign of sentimental nationalism which could lead to a shrunken Britain.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Salmond sets independence vote date

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 22 (UPI) -- A referendum vote on Scottish independence will be held Sept. 18, 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond said Thursday.

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McGinley named 2014 Ryder Cup captain ... Original Sharks co-owner George Gund dies ... T-Wolves' Love has hand surgery ... Lopez, Williams lead Brooklyn to seventh straight win ... Sports news from United Press International.

McGinley named 2014 Ryder Cup captain

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Ireland's Paul McGinley Tuesday was named captain of the 2014 European Ryder Cup team by a unanimous decision of members in Abu Dhabi.

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NHL, union meet, more sessions to follow ... Spanish golfer Jimenez breaks right leg ... S. Williams opens new season with victory ... Peterson misses record but carries Vikings into playoffs ... Sports news from United Press International.

Spanish golfer Jimenez breaks right leg

MALAGA, Spain, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Spanish European Tour golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez said Sunday he suffered a broken leg while skiing and will need up to five months to recover.
Rory McIlroy, No. 1 player in the world, leads the year in golf

Rory McIlroy, No. 1 player in the world, leads the year in golf

Rory McIlroy ended the year with a flourish, marking a second half of the year that left him the undoubted No. 1-ranked player in the world.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

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Bail cut for Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent ... Case file on Belcher sheds light on death ... Former Reds pitcher Pastore dies ... Montgomerie picked for golf Hall of Fame ... Sports news from United Press International.
Montgomerie picked for golf Hall of Fame

Montgomerie picked for golf Hall of Fame

LONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Colin Montgomerie, who won 40 tournaments, and golf executive Ken Schofield are to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, it was announced in London.
U.S. team wins Ryder Cup

U.S. team wins Ryder Cup

LOUSVILLE, Ky., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A victory by Jim Furyk Sunday clinched a United States win over Europe in the 2008 Ryder Cup.
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The Ryder Cup trophy shines in the foreground with members of the American Ryder Cup team behind at the opening ceremony of the 36th Ryder cup at The K Club in Straffan, Ireland, on September 21, 2006. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy, donated by Samuel Ryder, which is awarded biennially in an event called the "Ryder Cup Matches" between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is jointly administered by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, and is contested every two years, the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe.

The competition began following an exhibition match in 1926 between a team comprising American professionals against a similar one drawn from the British PGA on the East Course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, UK. The first competition took place in 1927.

Early matches between the two sides were fairly even, but after the Second World War, repeated US dominance led to a decision to extend the representation of the British & Irish team to include continental Europe in 1979. This change was partly prompted by the success of a new generation of Spanish golfers of the time, including Severiano Ballesteros. He and Antonio Garrido became the first Spaniards to play in the event in 1979. Since then, Europe has included players from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden.

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