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3hBob Harig

Tiger Woods embraces new Ryder Cup role

Tiger Woods won't hit a shot in competition this week at the Ryder Cup, but his role will be far from ceremonial during the 41st edition of the biennial matches.

Did you know: Five Ryder Cup facts (1:37)
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Palmer's impact went beyond the golf course (1:25)
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Building the ultimate Ryder Cup dream team

While talk has centred on Europe's six rookies and America's final pick of Ryan Moore, ESPN has taken a look back through the ages to put together the ultimate in fantasy lineups.

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Infographic: Arnold Palmer leaves legacy on, off golf course

Arnold Palmer served as one of the most iconic figures in the game. One of golf's Big Three along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, Palmer was a successful businessman and course designer who will forever be a legend in the golf world.

SVP shares a personal story about Arnold Palmer (1:47)
McIlroy takes Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup (2:43)
Moore falls just short but still really happy with performance (2:23)
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Levy seals Porsche European Open in playoff

Alexander Levy clinched victory at the Porsche European Open in Bavaria, Germany, by seeing off Ross Fisher on the second playoff hole.

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Europe are Ryder Cup favourites - Rotella

Europe should be favourites for the Ryder Cup, but have found a winning formula by portraying themselves as underdogs, according to Dr Bob Rotella.


Paul Casey on FedExCup and Ryder Cup

Paul Casey opens up to Michael Collins and Jason Sobel about his life, not being in the Ryder Cup and how much winning the FedExCup would mean to him.

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Snedeker calls Watson a 'great teammate'

After Bubba Watson was passed over as a Ryder Cup at-large selection, there was conjecture about the reasons, but Brandt Snedeker called Watson a "great" teammate on Wednesday.

Kaymer: No favourite for Ryder Cup (0:38)


Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Gold medalist Michael Phelps and surfing legend Kelly Slater representing the USA in one celebrity match at the Ryder Cup today make their own predictions!

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Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps jumps back into "competitive" play when he tees it up in this afternoon's celebrity matches at the 41st Ryder Cup. Needless to say, the 28-time Olympic medalist is in great demand for autographs at Hazeltine.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Tiger Woods is said to be having a strong impact as a vice captain for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. But apparently he was not aware of protocol. The players gathered Tuesday morning for the official team photo, and Woods took his place on the back row before being alerted he had to leave. Woods thought that meant he had to go to the other side, before learning the harsh truth -- vice captains are not in the photo. Woods took it all in stride as he was chided about it and seen laughing.

McIlroy looking to maintain form at Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy says he is focused on keeping up his good form in order to help Team Europe maintain the Ryder Cup.


Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

If the United States is indeed going to a POD-like system for its Ryder Cup pairings, today's groupings at Hazeltine should give an indication of what is planned. Fowler, Z. Johnson , Mickelson, Walker D. Johnson, Kuchar, Reed, Spieth Holmes, Koepka, Moore, Snedeker In theory, the U.S. would not match anyone together from outside their respective groups.

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Temps in high-50s with strong winds. Every U.S. player bundled up in jacket -- except Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed, both in short sleeves.