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US Captains Picks

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

US Captain Corey Pavin reveals his wild card picks for the US Ryder Cup Team 2010.

The four players he has chosen are:

  • Stewart Cink
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Zach Johnson
  • Tiger Woods (more…)

Team USA Ryder Cup Points

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The current Team USA standing for a place on the 2010 Ryder Cup Team are as follows:

Position Player Name Points
1 Phil Mickelson 5,726.487
2 Jim Furyk
3 Anthony Kim
4 Lucas Glover 2938.612
5 Dustin Johnson
6 Tiger Woods 2,644.282
7 Matt Kucher
8 Steve Stricker 2,572.583
9 Ricky Barnes
10 Hunter Mahan

Ryder Cup Corporate Hospitality

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

The Ryder Cup Corporate Hospitality packages have been announced for Ryder Cup 2010 in Celtic Manor. There are a range of packages availaible:
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Kidwelly Suites Packages
Situated adjacent 16th Fairway the Kidwelly Suites will offer guests superb views of the approach shots and the action on the green, not to mention the views across the course to the sixth, seventh 12th, 13th holes. The 16th is an extremely long and demanding par four, with deep bunkers on either side of the tight fairway making driving accuracy paramount. The second shot will be played slightly downhill to an angled green protected by some of the deepest bunkers on the course.

50 guests – £260,000 plus VAT
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Cory Pavin

Thursday, December 11th, 2008
Cory Pavin

Cory Pavin

Corey Allen Pavin (born November 16, 1959 in Oxnard, California) has played on three US Ryder Cup teams: 1991, 1993, and 1995.

Pavin turned professional in 1982 and has 27 professional wins under his belt and 15 PGA Tour wins. He ranks 49th in Career Earnings on the PGA TOUR.

Pavin will Captain the U.S. Team in Ryder Cup 2010

1959: Born in Oxnard, California on November 16
1982: Turns professional.
1984: Picks up first PGA Tour victory at Houston Coca-Cola Open.
1991: Tops PGA’S money list. Plays in first Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, South California. Picked up a point in the singles as USA went on to win the ‘War on the Shore’.
1993: Part of American team which retained the Ryder Cup at The Belfry, picking up three points.
1995: Wins US Open by two strokes over Greg Norman for the only major victory of his career.
Tastes only career defeat in Ryder Cup, despite winning four out of five matches at Oak Hill. Ends his Ryder Cup career with eight wins and five defeats.
2004: Runner-up to Nick Price in USPGA Championship at Southern Hills.
2006: Wins 15th PGA Tour title at US Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Also breaks the record for the fewest number of strokes needed to complete nine holes at a PGA Tour event (26).
2008: Named as America’s Ryder Cup captain for their defence of the trophy at Celtic Manor in Wales in 2010.

US lead after Day 1

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

The Ryder Cup rarely fails to provide drama. September 19th 2008 was no exception. Very few would have predicted a three point lead for the US team going into the second day but that’s where we stand. New American heroes have emerged: Anthony Kim, Boo Weekley and Hunter Mahan may not have been household names in the world of golf before today but few will forget the extraordinary scenes provided by them and players like Mickelson and Leonard.

Some of the European players have shone also, especially Westwood, Harrington and Rose but the scoreboard doesn’t lie. The Americans have hit more good shots and have made more putts.

The bookies are now rating the US team as 1/2 favourites. Nick Faldo knows his team must close that gap on Day 2. They have the players to do so. Bring it on!

Friday Fourball scores:

Mickelson/Kim bt Harrington/McDowell by 2 holes

Stricker/Curties lost to Poulter/Rose – 4&2

Leonard/Mahan bt Garcia/Jiminez – 4&3

Holmes/Weekley vs Westwood/Hansen – match halved

Reflections on team selection

Monday, September 15th, 2008

As the teams gather in Kentucky, some final thoughts on the two teams..

  • All of the controversy generated by Nick Faldo’s wild card selections (as we more or less predicted) will be forgotten about if Poulter and Casey play their part in a European victory. Of course, the opposite is equally true. If Europe loses and Ian Poulter struggles then the press will be on Faldo’s back all the way to Christmas.
  • Talk of an English bias on Faldo’s part appears to be unfair. It is possible to make an argument that both Faldo and Poulter have very ‘English’ personalities and that Faldo would find some of Poulter’s strengths more appealing than, say, Olazabal or Monty might. But to suggest that Faldo showed national bias in picking Poulter over Clarke stretches the point too far. Remember that if Luke Donald’s wrist was in good shape, he would almost certainly have taken Poulter’s place. And he’s English too!
  • Many have argued that the absence of Clarke and Monty will mean that the team will lack leadership. This remains to be seen but it’s difficult to imagine that a team with players like Garcia and Harrington will be a rudderless ship. Garcia has been sensational as a Ryder Cup player and there’s no reason to expect that he won’t play a leading role once more.
  • Paul Azinger has played the local card with his selection of JB Holmes. At the press conference where his final team line-up was announced, Azinger pointedly highlighted the fact Holmes was a local boy and that he was a bomber (hits it long off the tee!) before mentioning his name. Anyone who experienced the visceral roar that greeted Darren Clarke’s arrival at the first tee in the K Club in 2006 will understand how local passion can create a magical dynamic.
  • With all the talk about the loss of leadership on the European side, the US team has no fewer than six rookies on board. Monty has advanced the argument this week that Europe’s victory in 2004 came down to the rookies delivering. It’s obvious that a US triumph in 08 will require a significant contribution from these new players.
  • As for which pairing combinations would work the best, well, let’s just say that those scientists at CERN with the 17-mile long accelerator have an easier job than trying to work out the Ryder Cup pairings…

US Ryder Cup Team 2008

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

The US Team for Ryder Cup 2008 is:
* Phil Mickelson
* Stewart Cink
* Kenny Perry
* Jim Furyk
* Anthony Kim
* Justin Leonard
* Ben Curtis
* Boo Weekley
* Steve Stricker
* Hunter Mahan
* J.B. Holmes
* Chad Campbell.

Azinger Picks Stricker, Mahan, Holmes and Campbell

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Paul Azinger has announced his 4 wild card picks to complete his team for next months Ryder Cup Matches at Valhalla. They are Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan, J.B. Holmes and Chad Campbell.

Ryder Cup Parking

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Ryder cup parking

Parking is always a hot topic around Ryder Cup time – Free Parking is available for all Ticket holders at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) with a complimentary shuttle service running from the KEC and downtown Louisville to Valhalla Golf Club.

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The shuttle service starts at 6.45 am and runs through to 7.30pm Tues 16th to Thurs 18th and 8.00pm Friday 19th to Sunday 21st.

The shuttle takes approximately 30 mins each way.

Strict parking restrictions are in place and there is no public parking near Valhalla Golf Club.

US Ryder Cup Points 2008

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

UPDATED (24 July 2008): The latest standings for the US Ryder Cup team are shown below. This is following the latest qualifying events and also takes into account the news that Tiger Woods will be missing from the Ryder Cup this year. 

Don’t forget that the new US Ryder Cup qualification system is in place so there are only 8 rather than 10 automatic qualification spots this year. 

2008 US Ryder Cup Points – (24 July 2008)

Position Player Points
1 Stewart Cink 4906
2 Phil Mickelson 4570
3 Kenny Perry 4445
4 Jim Furyk 4186
5 Anthony Kim 3807
6 Justin Leonard 3278
7 Boo Weekley 2592
8 Steve Stricker 2557


With time running out the really interesting part is looking at who is hovering just outside the top eight with time running out and opportunities to earn those valuable points running out.  Listed below are those who are just outside the automatic qualification spots.


9 Woody Austin 2381
10 Rocco Mediate 2204
11 Hunter Mahan 2172
12 D.J. Trahan 2132
13 Zach Johnson 2102
14 Brandt Snedeker 2088
15 Jeff Quinney 2014
16 J.B. Holmes 1979
17 Bart Bryant 1900
18 Sean O’hair 1804
19 Ben Curtis 1787
20 Jerry Kelly 1753


There is a lot of players bunched up just below this and if you want to see all 204 players who currently have some US Ryder Cup points see here.