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Bud Cauley has surgery on Sept. 12 for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Cauley opened the Tour Finals with a victory. It solidified a spot in the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15 -- he'll start in the No. 1 position -- but things turned for the worse not long thereafter. After missing the cut in the second leg, he went under the knife on Sept. 12, and then alerted his followers on Twitter and Instagram as follows, "real disappointed to say I torn my labrum last wed but out of surgery and everything went great. will be out for a while but already can't wait to be back." On Sept. 26, Cauley added, "it's been 14 days since surgery and were up to 5 pound curls haha the wing is getting better & stronger everyday." He hasn't mentioned a timetable for a return to competition, but it wouldn't be surprising if we didn't see him again until 2015. With his status secure, he has no reason to rush back. This is a blow to gamers planning to piggyback his recent uptick in form.
Sep 29 - 10:04 PM

Victor Dubuisson and Zach Johnson halved the final singles match of the Ryder Cup.

The outcome of the Ryder Cup had already been decided, but let the record books show the final tally to be 16½-11½ in favor of the Europeans. Dubuisson was a Ryder Cup rookie, though he didn't play like one this week. While he only competed in three sessions, his 2-0-1 record bodes well for his future in this event. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Johnson was a disappointing 0-2-1 for the U.S. squad. The next edition of the Ryder Cup will take place at Hazeltine National Golf Course in Chaska, Minnesota, in 2016. Europe will be the three-time defending champs.
Sep 28 - 12:42 PM

Jimmy Walker took out Lee Westwood 3 and 2 in Ryder Cup singles action.

Walker never trailed in the match, winning four holes to Westwood's one at Gleneagles. The win now moves the score to 16-11 in favor of the Europeans. Walker was a Ryder Cup rookie, and responded to the pressure very well. He completes his week with a 1-1-3 record with the lone loss a 5-and-4 blowout in the fourth session when he was likely gassed. Westwood ends his week with a 2-2-0 record, playing this edition by virtue of a captain's pick.
Sep 28 - 12:13 PM

Ian Poulter halved his singles match with Webb Simpson at the 40th Ryder Cup.

Europe has already won the competition, but pride is on the line for the guys still on the course. Poulter was chasing his first win of the week, but settled for a 0-1-2 slate, and he needed a birdie-4 at the last to secure it. He was 2 up at the turn thanks to five wins going out at Gleneagles. Simpson picked off three to keep it close. He then won Nos. 10, 14 and 17 to take the lead, but settled for par at the last. The overall score when they shook hands was 16-10. Simpson went 0-1-1. He didn't play on Saturday.
Sep 28 - 12:07 PM

Sergio Garcia heated up late in his Ryder Cup singles match with Jim Furyk and walked away with a 1-up victory.

In one of the closer matches of the session and a repeat of the final outcome of their tilt at Medinah two years ago, neither player led by more than one hole at Gleneagles today. Furyk was up after the completion of nine holes to Garcia's four, but the Spaniard was ahead after the only one that mattered -- the last. Garcia stepped on the gas late in his round, circling birdies at the 14th and 15th holes and going ahead for good with an eagle at the par-5 16th. He ended with a 2-1-1 record while Furyk fell to 1-3-0. This moved the score to 15½-9½ in favor of the Europeans, who have already clinched the Cup.
Sep 28 - 11:53 AM

With his 4-and-3 win over Keegan Bradley in singles, Jamie Donaldson goes in the books as the man that secured victory for Europe in the 40th Ryder Cup.

The defending champs needed 14 points to retain. With the match sitting 13½-9½ as Donaldson and Bradley played the drivable, par-4 14th, their pars moved the American to dormie, thus clinching the remaining half-point for Europe. However, no one seemed to be aware of it after Donaldson was conceded the 4. The visual evidence came in the wake of a brilliant approach at the par-4 15th. The Welshman stuck his second to virtual tap-in range. Bradley also birdied, but he needed an eagle to extend what was already a lame-duck match. Europe led 14½-9½ at the time of the impromptu celebration. The rookie went 3-1-0 at Gleneagles. Bradley finished a disappointing and surprising 1-2-0.
Sep 28 - 11:39 AM

Hunter Mahan blew a 4-up lead through seven holes to halve his singles match at the Ryder cup with Justin Rose.

After Mahan won four of the first six holes, Rose answered by winning four consecutive holes beginning with the eighth. Mahan rallied and led by one on the par-5 18th. Facing a tough pitch, Mahan hit his third shot from the right of the green all the way across the green to the other side and eventually lost the hole. When their match concluded, Europe lead 13½-9½. Mahan finished the week with a 1-2-1 ledger, while Rose was a dominant 3-0-2 record.
Sep 28 - 11:05 AM

Phil Mickelson defeated Stephen Gallacher 3 and 1 in singles at the 40th Ryder Cup.

This was a good match. Mickelson won six holes to the Scot's three. Five of Lefty's wins came via birdies. He won 15, 16 and 17 in birdie-birdie-par. Gallacher's only miscue was a bogey-4 at 17 where he would shake hands with the American. Prior to that, the rookie was bogey-free with four birdies. Mickelson's victory reduced the U.S. deficit to 13-9. He went 2-1-0 for the week in what felt like a final chapter of sorts given his limited play. Gallacher was a non-factor at 0-2-0.
Sep 28 - 11:02 AM

Matt Kuchar defeated Thomas Björn 4 and 3 in singles at the 40th Ryder Cup.

Kuchar's first point of the week moved the Americans to within five points at 13-8. He never trailed in the match, taking the lead for good after winning the fifth hole with a par. While he recorded the shot of the day with an eagle-2 from the fairway and the win at the eighth hole (to go 3 up), this will not be a Ryder Cup to remember. He lost his first three matches and departs Gleneagles 1-3-0 for the week. Björn was one of the weaker Europeans this week, managing just 0-2-1.
Sep 28 - 11:00 AM

Martin Kaymer has no problem in defeating Bubba Watson 4 and 2 in singles at the 40th Ryder Cup.

Watson didn't have it today, but it may not have mattered against the German, who recorded an eagle and five birdies at Gleneagles today. After both opened birdie-par, Kaymer won four consecutive holes to stake a 4-up lead through six. Watson won the par-4 seventh with par, but Kaymer responded with a birdie win at the par-4 eighth. They halved the next six holes to move the lefty to dormie. Watson won the par-4 15th with a birdie, but Kaymer ended the drama with a dramatic chip-in from a side-hill lie in the rough beside the green at the par-5 16th. After the eagle disappeared, Europe led 13-7. For the week, Kaymer went 1-1-2. Watson settled at 0-3-0.
Sep 28 - 10:55 AM

Patrick Reed handed Henrik Stenson a 1-up loss in singles action at the Ryder Cup.

Looking at the American roster when the tournament began, Reed had to be considered one of the biggest wild cards on the squad. He relished the stage, quieting the crowd at Gleneagles with a "shh" after a par save on the seventh hole and going nuts when he won the next hole with birdie. He hit the par-5 18th in two and secured the birdie, while Stenson missed a short birdie that would have halved the hole and the match. Instead, the full point goes to the visitors who now trail 12-7. When it was all said and done, Reed compiled a 3-0-1 record and netted more points than any other American this week. Stenson wasn't a slouch either, going 3-1-0 for the tournament.
Sep 28 - 10:43 AM

Graeme McDowell took down Jordan Spieth 2 and 1 in singles at the 40th Ryder Cup.

The American wunderkind skated out to a 3-up margin with wins at Nos. 2, 3 and 5, the latter two with par-4s. It stood that was at the turn, and the G-Mac went off, winning Nos. 10, 11, 12 and 13 to assume a 1-up lead. With another McDowell win at the par-4 15th, Spieth's life in the competition was all but extinguished. After the duo traded par-5s at 16, the match ended at the par-3 17th where McDowell drilled a mid-range par save. It was his third victory in as many matches this week and expanded Europe's overall lead to 12-6. The defending champs are now only two points shy of retaining the Cup. In his debut in the event, Spieth went 2-1-1, so he did his part.
Sep 28 - 10:22 AM

Rory McIlroy disposed of Rickie Fowler 5 and 4 in singles at the Ryder Cup to put the first point on the board today.

McIlroy was absolutely on fire, recording seven birdies and an eagle while dropping just one hole the entire match. With the Europeans only needing four (of 12) points in the final session to retain the Ryder Cup, the Ulsterman has the momentum headed in the right direction for the home team. Europe now leads 11-6. McIlroy ends the week at Gleneagles with a 2-1-2 record, with his wins coming in the final two sessions. Despite competing in all five sessions, Fowler was unable to collect a win and finishes the week 0-2-3.
Sep 28 - 9:55 AM

Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth halved their foursomes match with Martin Kaymer and Justin Rose at the Ryder Cup.

Reed and Spieth led following 10 of the 18 holes, but several short misses by Reed proved to be the difference. The most obvious came at the par-5 16th, when he had a short par putt to claim the hole. He lipped it out and halved the hole with bogey. The Europeans had their own sins on the greens, as Kaymer notably missed several putts from short range. Of the four matches in the fourth session, this was the only match where the U.S. drew any blood. They lost the session 3½-½ and trail 10-6 entering singles on Sunday.
Sep 27 - 1:09 PM

Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy conquered Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan 3 and 2 in foursomes at the Ryder Cup.

Garcia and McIlroy led the entire match, but the margin was 1 up for most of the way. With birdies on 14 and 16, they secured the point. Garcia improves to 1-1-1 and McIlroy now sits at 1-1-2, while Furyk and Mahan both fall to 1-2-0. For the second straight day, Europe won foursomes 3½-½. Today's domination boosted the overall score to 10-6 in favor of the defending champs. A four-point margin has been overcome in the past, most recently at Medinah in 2012. The U.S. has its work cut out, as the Yanks need 14½ points to win the Ryder Cup. The Euros need just 14 to retain it.
Sep 27 - 12:55 PM

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