Archive for September, 2006

Valhalla Golf Club

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Valhall Golf Club

Valhalla Golf Club is located in Louisville Kentucky in the USA and will play host to the 37th Ryder Cup Matches in 2008.

Valhalla is a private club and is now owned by the PGA of America. Valhalla is a feature of Norse mythology and one might wonder at the wisdom of holding the Ryder Cup in the namesake of the feasting hall of dead Viking warriors – after all there’s likely to be at least one “Viking” on the marauding European team who will be coming to defend their title and hold on to the trophy! (more…)

Ryder Cup 2008

Saturday, September 30th, 2006


The 37th Ryder Cup Matches will be held at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville Kentucky. The dates have been set for 19th-21st of September in 2008. This should be a cliff hanger of an event as the US Team try to win back the trophy on home ground. Who will captain the US team? How will he motivate the US stars to victory over the weight of European Ryder Cup experience. Nick Faldo captains the Europeans and will be gearing up to lead the Europeans in their attempt to hold on to the trophy. (more…)

Ryder Cup

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Ryder Cup
So the 36th Ryder Cup Matches have been completed and Europe have romped home to a record 3rd in a row victory, where does that leave us? Well for some of us it’s onward to Valhalla and the 37th Ryder Cup but in the meantime where does this crushing defeat leave the US team and the future of the competition? (more…)

Ryder Cup Players

Monday, September 25th, 2006

So the Ryder Cup is Europe’s once more… The Europeans won 18.5 – 9.5

The Ryder Cup Players involved in the 36th Ryder Cup were as follows: (more…)

Ryder Cup Results

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Team Europe 18.5 – Team USA 9.5

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Congratulations to the European team on an emphatic victory.

Singles results:

Colin Montgomerie Won 1 Up v David Toms
Sergio Garcia v Stewart Cink Won 4&3
Paul Casey Won 2&1 v Jim FurykRobert
Karlsson v Tiger Woods Won 3&2

Ryder Cup Singles Draw

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Ryder Cup Programme

All the strategising is complete and the two captains have laid out their team line-ups for the final day. Monty leads the charge for the Europeans as he has done so impressively and successfully in the past. Europe need just four and a half points to win. Based on the evidence of the first two days, anything less than a final total of 16 points would be a surprise.

First match tees-off at 11.15am.


Ryder Cup – Day 2 Summary

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Just as in Brookline in 1999, Europe take a 10-6 lead into the final day of the Ryder Cup. The memories of Justin Leonard’s epic comeback on that Sunday afternoon still linger sufficiently with the European team to prevent any complacency from developing in their thoughts and behaviour. Paranoia aside, the European team has performed consistently better than the US over the first two days and only a remarkable change of form can deny them a third successive Ryder Cup victory. (more…)

Ryder Cup – Day 2 Update

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006


With the morning fourballs reaching an exciting conclusion, the pairings for the afternoon foursomes have been announced.

Garcia/Donald v Mickelson/Toms
Monty/Westwood v Campbell/Taylor
Casey/Howell v Cink/Johnson
Harrington/McGinley v Furyk/Woods

USA will be facing a deficit of anywhere between two and four points going into the foursomes and will need the big guns to deliver. Once again, the outstanding JJ Henry is omitted.

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Ryder Cup – Day 2 Pairings

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

With the score standing at Europe 5 USA 3, the action begins all over again on Saturday morning at 8am with these pairings:

8.00: Cink/Henry v Casey/Karlsson
8.15: Mickelson/DiMarco v Garcia/Olazabal
8.30: Woods/Furyk v Clarke/Westwood
8.45: Verplank/Johnson v Stenson/Harrington


Ryder Cup Foursomes – A Game of Three Halves

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Often, the foursome format can be a greater differentiator than the fourball given the absence of a second chance to cover for a mistake but this afternoon saw an amazingly tight contest with all four games ending on the 18th green. Only the wonderful Sergio Garcia and his partner Luke Donald ended victorious over the mis-firing Tiger Woods & Jim Furyk. Sergio was certainly the player of the day, his golf was consistently outstanding and exuded confidence from start to finish. He was even lucky enough to survive a thinned wedge on the last once Furyk had hit his approach into the water.