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Rory McIlroy will have a crack at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

McIlroy will be making his third straight Ryder Cup appearance, with a 4-3-2 record currently on his resume. There has been a lot of hubbub about the relationship with his usual playing partner, McDowell, due to management legal issues. Whether that is a real concern or not, McIlroy may find himself with a new partner-in-crime this week as the McIlroy/G-Mac duo has posted a disappointing 2-3-0 in the past. Regardless of his playing partner, McIlroy will be tough to beat this week.
Sep 23 - 9:02 AM

Jimmy Walker takes notes on Gleneagles this week as he prepares for his Ryder Cup debut.

Walker enjoyed a breakout season in 2013-14, so it's no surprise that he's making his first Ryder Cup appearance for Team USA. He's been one of the most consistent golfers all year, posting top 25s in 19-of-27 events. However, his team game is unproven. Walker will be a wild card this week, that could make or break the American squad.
Sep 23 - 8:46 AM

Stephen Gallacher will attempt to please the home crowd at Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

The Scot will certainly have the crowd on his side, but he still has to go out and play good golf to earn his points. Unfortunately, there are no free points awarded for being a native. His latest team appearance came at the EurAsia Cup, where he posted a pedestrian 1-1-1 record on the week. In his last five global events, Gallacher has posted two top 10s but also missed three cuts. This five-tournament array lays out the wide range of outcomes that we could see this week, very boom-or-bust.
Sep 23 - 8:39 AM

Hunter Mahan has played in two Ryder Cup events and finds himself at Gleneagles this week for a third U.S. team appearance.

Mahan played himself into a Captain's pick with two top 15s followed by a win at The Barclays, then his form came to a screeching halt as he went through the motions in the final three tournaments of the season. He enters the week with a 3-2-3 career Ryder Cup record, including a 2-0-3 trip back in 2008. Mahan could be a sneaky singles star, as he's already defeated four elite members of the European team over the course of his career (Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose). Albeit, three of the four victories were at Dove Mountain.
Sep 23 - 8:27 AM

Keegan Bradley went 3-1-0 in his 2012 Ryder Cup debut and returns this week at Gleneagles looking to add to his resume.

Paired with Mickelson at Medinah, the duo went wild in the last Ryder Cup, winning all three matches together. Bradley went on to lose 2 & 1 to Rory McIlroy in his singles match, but it was an impressive debut, nonetheless. As one of only two Americans who scouted Gleneagles in July, Bradley has been foaming at the mouth for this opportunity, and should be a strong contender this week.
Sep 22 - 9:39 AM

Justin Rose finished in a share of fifth place at Gleneagles in the 2008 Johnnie Walker Championship and returns this week representing Europe at the 40th Ryder Cup.

In addition to his past success at the venue, Rose also enters the week with a fantastic 6-3-0 career Ryder Cup record. That includes a 3-1-0 foursomes record and a perfect 2-0-0 in singles. His form is nothing to sneeze at, either, with top-4 finishes in four of his last eight events worldwide, including a pair of victories. All signs point to Rose being a tough out this week at Gleneagles.
Sep 22 - 9:26 AM

Zach Johnson will try and tackle Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

ZJ comes into the week as one of America's top Ryder Cup talents, boasting a 6-4-1 overall record in three total appearances. Those concerned about his late-season form should have a look at 2012, as the form is eerily similar. In 2012, Johnson posted top 25s in just four of his last 10 events, adding a win at the John Deere Classic. He posted a 3-1-0 record that year at Medinah. He enters this week with five top 25s in his last 10 tournaments, including a runner-up finish at the John Deere Classic.
Sep 22 - 9:04 AM

Henrik Stenson makes his third Ryder Cup appearance this week at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

The Swede owns a 2-3-2 career record at the Ryder Cup. After a mid-season surge where he landed top 10s in five of six events globally, Stenson looked prime for a late-season charge. Instead, he fizzled out with five of his last six finishes falling outside the top 15. Had this event been last year, Stenson would have been in top form and expected to be one of European's bell cows.
Sep 22 - 8:52 AM

Bubba Watson turns his attention to the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

The lefty arrives in fine form after posting top 30s in each of the four FedExCup Playoffs stops. Watson has been on a pair of Ryder Cup teams in the past, collecting a 3-5-0 record along the way. His three wins have all come in four-ball, where his record sits at 3-1-0. A record worth noting, but also means his record in singles and foursome matches is an ugly 0-4-0. Given his form this season, it wouldn't be a surprise if his overall Ryder Cup record improved after this week.
Sep 22 - 8:34 AM

Jamie Donaldson readies for his Ryder Cup debut this week at Gleneagles.

Donaldson enters the week as one of three rookies on the European team. It's been a pleasant 12 months for the Welshman, as he's finished 8th place or better in 10 of his last 26 events, globally. That includes a recent win at the D+D REAL Czech Masters, as well as a runner-up finish at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Donaldson went 2-0-1 in his last team competition, the EurAsia Cup, but the stakes and competition will both be a bit higher this week.
Sep 22 - 8:28 AM

Eric Axley completed the Tour Finals with $36,311.66, good for the 50th and final position in the series.

Along with giving the 25 graduates of the Tour an opportunity to rise in in the ranks, 25 others would receive fully exempt status on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR via earnings in four tournaments. Axley cashed in all four, but placed no better than T12 in the second leg at the Chiquita Classic. However, his aggregate was enough to squeeze out former PGA TOUR member Roberto Castro by $31.66. The top 24 receiving cards are as follows (* = rookie; opening position in the reshuffle in parentheses): Bud Cauley (4); Colt Knost (6); John Peterson (7); Richard Sterne (9); *Zac Blair (11); Sam Saunders (13); Jim Herman (15); David Lingmerth (17); *Tom Hoge (19); Greg Owen (21); Tom Gillis (23); *Whee Kim (25); *Scott Pinckney (27); Tyrone Van Aswegen (29); Sean O'Hair (31); Heath Slocum (33); J.J. Henry (35); *Nick Taylor (37); Hudson Swafford (39); Alex Prugh (41); *Oscar Fraustro (43); *Sung Joon Park (45); Chad Collins (47); *Carlos Sainz, Jr. (49).
Sep 21 - 5:25 PM

With a four-way share of seventh place at the Tour Championship, Adam Hadwin surpassed Carlos Ortiz atop the circuit's money list.

Hadwin entered the season finale ranked second and $15,736 back of Ortiz, who missed the cut in Florida to open the door for the Canadian. Hadwin banked $30,125.00 at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. (Justin Thomas finished in third, $34,133 adrift of Ortiz.) As a result of today's success, Hadwin will be exempt from the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15. He'll also receive an exemption to compete in THE PLAYERS over on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. While Ortiz didn't win the money title, he'll also be exempt from the reshuffle for winning three times this season, but does not get an invite to compete in THE PLAYERS.
Sep 21 - 5:03 PM

Derek Fathauer recorded a one-stroke victory at the Tour Championship.

The 28-year-old slept on the lead at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, and then closed with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to post 14-under 266. He led the field in putts per greens in regulation at 1.558. Zac Blair also turned in a 68 today for solo runner-up honors. Jason Gore took outright third three strokes behind the champ. It was the culmination of a terrific four weeks for Fathauer, who is headed back to the PGA TOUR for the first time since his rookie season of 2009. He placed a respective T9, T16 and T8 in the Tour Finals prior to today's breakthrough triumph on the development circuit in what was his 73rd start. Today's windfall of $180,000.00 vaulted him into the top spot in Tour Finals earnings at $250,133.33. Therefore, he will be exempt from the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR next season and receive an exemption to compete in THE PLAYERS.
Sep 21 - 4:47 PM

He didn't make it easy on himself, but Joost Luiten recorded a one-stroke victory over England's Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry of Ireland at the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

Luiten carried a two-shot lead in today's finale at The Celtic Manor Resort in City of Newport, but he closed with an even-par 38-33=71 to post 14-under 270. The Dutchman opened bogey-bogey and didn't find the first of three birdies until the par-5 11th hole. Sitting on the same margin with which he won entering the par-5 72nd hole, Luiten found trouble off the tee, but eventually lagged a cross-country putt to set up the tap-in par. Fleetwood carded a 4-under 37-30=67 and walked off birdie-eagle (at the par-4 15th)-birdie-birdie-birdie. Lowry traded four birdies with three bogeys for a disappointing 70. This is Luiten's fourth title on the European Tour and first since the 2013 KLM Open.
Sep 21 - 12:19 PM

Derek Fathauer grabbed hold of the outright, 54-hole lead of the Tour Championship with a 3-under-par 31-36=67 in his third round.

Fathauer has been on a tear in the series, with a T9, T16 and T8, respectively. Today at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, he found only half of the fairways and greens in regulation, but countered one bogey and a double with six birdies, four of which on his first five holes. He's at 12-under 198. Eighteen- and 36-hole leader Zack Blair succumbed to a 1-over 34-37=71 today. He circled two birdies, but swallowed a 6 at the par-3 14th and signed his card sitting one back of Fathauer. Inclement weather delayed the third round, but all 65 that survived the cut completed their third rounds, so the tournament is back on track. Fathauer and Blair will go out as the last twosome scheduled for 12:40 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Sep 20 - 7:04 PM

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