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Ernie Els struggled in his opening round of The 143rd Open Championship after which he signed for a 7-over-par 42-37=79.

The two-time winner of the Claret Jug opened the tournament by three-putting from inside the leather at the par-4 first hole. He whiffed badly on a tap-in for bogey, and then flubbed a backhanded attempt from longer range. He'd hit 11 greens in regulation, find only one birdies, that a 4 at the 16th hole. But the damage was done as The Big Easy made it look anything but with five bogeys in the wake of the opening triple. UPDATE: GolfChannel.com reported that Els struck a spectator with his opening tee ball. "There was blood everywhere," he said. The ball hit the jaw of a male senior citizen. "I really felt bad hitting it there into the people and hurting the guy the way I did. Hopefully he’s better now. It wasn’t very nice. ... "It was a nightmare. I’d like to put it behind me. I just hope the gentleman feels better, because he looked really bad when I left him there."
Jul 17 - 2:05 PM

Webb Simpson has joined the U.S. Ryder Cup team as a captain's pick.

Simpson won in his first start of the season at the Shriners and has totaled nine top 10s, including a T9 yesterday at TPC Boston. but his form has alternated between terrific and terrible. He went 2-2-0 in his Ryder Cup debut in 2012 with a pair of 5-for-4 wins while paired with Bubba Watson. And therein lies his value. Expect to see the two God-fearing touring pros pair together again. Simpson concluded the automatic qualifying stage at 15th in points. The 24-man field for the every-other-year competition is now complete. The Ryder Cup is scheduled to be contested at Gleneagles on Sept. 26-28.
Sep 2 - 7:32 PM

Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson gave one of his three captain's picks to Hunter Mahan.

Mahan competed for the United States in 2008 and 2010 and owns a 3-2-3 overall record. He was a shocking omission from the 2012 squad despite winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play and the Shell Houston Open earlier in the year. He likely secured today's nod with a two-stroke victory at The Barclays two weeks ago. It chased a T15 at Firestone and T7 at Valhalla. He led or co-led each of those starts in greens in regulation. He completed the automatically qualifying window 25th in points. Watson said in today's presser that Mahan will likely play in all five matches at Gleneagles on Sept. 26-28.
Sep 2 - 7:23 PM

Keegan Bradley was selected for the United States Ryder Cup team for the biennial competition on Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Captain Tom Watson burned one of his three picks on the New Englander. Bradley seemed to have locked up a spot when natural partner Phil Mickelson automatically qualified even though the younger American placed 13th in points. In a losing cause at Medinah in 2012, the duo went 3-0-0 before both lost in singles. It was Bradley's debut in the competition that feeds his emotional side. He hasn't won this season, but he finished second a Bay Hill in March and added four top 10s since, including a trio of T4s.
Sep 2 - 7:10 PM

Stephen Gallacher will compete in the Ryder Cup in his native Scotland at Gleneagles on Sept. 26-28.

The 39-year-old needed a captain's pick to play in his first Ryder Cup, and he earned it. Sparked by a win in in Dubai in early February, Gallacher added four top fives, including a solo third in Italy on Sunday. "It’s massive for me and my family," he said. "It’s been a goal all my career to play in the Ryder Cup and I was delighted to get the call from Paul. It was a long day yesterday. On Sunday I had mixed emotions. I was delighted with the way I played but disappointed not to have made the team automatically. I knew there were other great players in with a shout of getting a pick, so I really didn't know what was going to happen. I’m just glad it all turned out okay in the end." Gallacher's résumé includes three World Cups, one Seve Trophy and one Royal Trophy. He was also a Walker Cupper in 1995. Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will now await counterpart Tom Watson's trio of selections to be announced at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Sep 2 - 12:00 PM

Lee Westwood will participate in his ninth Ryder Cup thanks to receiving one of captain Paul McGinley's three picks.

Westwood failed to climb out of the first round of the FedExCup Playoffs, but he's a stalwart in the competition, having donned the European colors in every edition since 1997. This year's at Gleneagles in Scotland on Sept. 26-28 will be his ninth. "I’m obviously delighted," he said. "The Ryder Cup has always been a massive thing for me and I was delighted to get the call from Paul. It was a long day yesterday but when Paul rang with the good news I was relieved. I’ve played a lot better in the last month and a half and I’ve been showing some form and giving Paul a reason to pick me. I’m delighted and honored to be representing Europe again." Westwood is 18-13-7 overall and a member of six winning squads.
Sep 2 - 11:43 AM

Ian Poulter received a captain's pick to compete in the Ryder Cup in Scotland on Sept. 26-28.

Despite his form, this was as foregone a conclusion as there's ever been with the selections following automatic qualifying. Captain Paul McGinley may not have wanted to burn a captain's pick on the Brit, but that Poulter needed one is the reason why the picks exist. "I’m absolutely thrilled," Poulter said. "To get the call was amazing. I can’t wait for Gleneagles. It’s a fantastic feeling and I’m proud to be a pick. The Ryder Cup means a lot to me and I can’t wait. It’s always difficult to make a Ryder Cup team and this one was no different. Paul had a very difficult decision with some fantastic players to pick from." Poulter owns a staggering 12-3-0 record in four previous appearances in the biennial competition. He's 4-0-0 in singles.
Sep 2 - 11:38 AM

The European Ryder Cup team has its first nine members for the biennial competition on Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Automatic qualifying ended this weekend for the defending champions. The first four were plucked of the European Points List comprised of earnings. In order, they are: Rory McIlroy (third appearance); Henrik Stenson (third); Victor Dubuisson (rookie); Jamie Donaldson (rookie). The next five not already eligible were chosen in order off the World Points List comprised of Official World Golf Ranking points: Sergio Garcia (seventh appearance); Justin Rose (third); Martin Kaymer (third); Thomas Björn (third); Graeme McDowell (fourth). European captain Paul McGinley will announce his three captain's selections on Tuesday. Later in the day, American captain Tom Watson will round out the U.S. squad will three picks of his own.
Sep 2 - 2:47 AM

Ian Poulter fired a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to tie for 23rd at 7-under 277, failing to crack the top 70 in the FedExCup Standings.

With only the top 70 advancing to the BMW Championship, Poulter's season came to an end at TPC Boston. He finished 78th in the FedExCup standings. The others that failed to advance are: Robert Streb (71st); Ryo Ishikawa (72nd); Jason Kokrak (73rd); David Hearn (74th); Justin Hicks (75th); Ben Martin (76th); Scott Langley (77th); Brendon Steele (79th); Stewart Cink (80th); Bo Van Pelt (81st); Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (82nd); Shawn Stefani (83rd); Scott Stallings (84th); Scott Brown (85th); Brandt Snedeker (86th); Vijay Singh (87th); Danny Lee (88th); Luke Donald (89th); Jason Dufner (90th); Brendon de Jonge (91st); Jeff Overton (92nd); Michael Putnam (93rd); Andrew Svoboda (94th); Paul Casey (95th); John Huh (96th); Billy Hurley III (97th); Pat Perez (98th); Robert Garrigus (99th); Andres Romero (100th).
Sep 1 - 6:56 PM

Chris Kirk spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 15-under 269, good for a two-stroke victory over a trio of runners-up.

Kirk began the week ranked 17th in the FedExCup standings, but now ascends to the top spot. His lap around TPC Boston featured five birdies and 13 pars. Three of those birdies were of notable length, falling from 10'11", 22'8" and 13'2" on the ninth, 13th and 16th holes, respectively. The putter was the key to his week as he ranked fifth in strokes gained. He also managed to play his final 39 holes without a blemish, which never hurts. With his third PGA TOUR victory (and second this season) coming as the perfect time, he now finds himself squarely on the bubble in terms of Ryder Cup consideration. Captain Tom Watson will announce his three captain's picks tomorrow, and it stands to reason that Kirk, who finished the season 14th in the Ryder Cup standings, will be on the short list of candidates.
Sep 1 - 5:57 PM

Steven Bowditch lit up TPC Boston for a 6-under-par 29-36=65 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to end the tournament at 2-under 282.

The Aussie was absolutely on fire out of the gates, circling two eagles and three birdies on his front nine. The putter was a big reason he jumped out to the fast start, holing birdies from 16'8" and 38'8" on the par-4 first and fifth holes to go with eagles from 10'2" and 14'11" on the par-5 second and par-4 fourth holes. He cooled on the back, with eight pars only interrupted by a bogey at the par-4 14th. Bowditch entered the week 44th in the FedExCup standings and looks to enter the BMW Championship in a very similar spot.
Sep 1 - 11:53 AM

Bud Cauley spun a bogey-free 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of the Hotel Fitness Championship to claim a one-stroke victory over Colt Knost at 20-under 268.

With this victory, Cauley has locked up his full status for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season via the Web.com Tour Finals. He would have enjoyed conditional status, finishing 143rd in the FedExCup standings, but he is now in much better shape. This is the second consecutive year he dropped down to the Web.com Tour Finals after failing to keep his PGA TOUR card, having graduated last year as well. The Alabama prodcut circled seven birdies, with four of those coming on par 5s, at Sycamore Hills GC in the finale. While he didn't rank inside the top 10 in any notable statistical categories, the key to his week was likely limiting the mistakes. He tied for fourth with just five bogeys, and nothing worse, for the week. He also shared sixth with 21 birdies and his two eagles were tied for second. He will now set his sights on winning the Web.com Tour Finals money list in order to be exempt from all reshuffles on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR.
Aug 31 - 8:01 PM




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