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Americans win back Ryder Cup with rout

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Steve Stricker hoisted the Ryder Cup, gold and glorious, for all to see. Then, he quickly huddled his young American team together to make sure all 12 players had their hands on it.

Nine of them had never touched the 17-inch trophy in a moment of celebration.

They don't expect it to be the last time, either.


Johnson goes 5-0, 1st American since '79

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Dustin Johnson was making the short stroll from the 10th green to the 11th tee at Whistling Straits when the galleries on either side of the narrow path began roaring: "MVP! MVP! MVP!"

Eyes straight ahead, impassive as ever, Johnson deserved the chants but barely acknowledged them. Somewhere deep down, though, he had to be smiling. This is what people mean when they say revenge is best served cold. Read More...

Ryder Cup rookies deliver for Team USA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) With rookies making up half of its roster, the United States laid waste to the notion that experience is essential to thriving in the Ryder Cup's glaring spotlight.

The U.S. rolled to a 19-9 victory over Europe for just its fourth victory in its last 13 Ryder Cup competitions thanks in part to the performance of its six newcomers. Daniel Berger, Patrick Cantlay, Harris English, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Scottie Scheffler posted a combined 14-4-3 record in their Ryder Cup debuts. Read More...

Loss calls Europe's future into question

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Rory McIlroy's face reddened and his eyes welled up with tears. It was hard not to see this coming.

His most difficult week at the Ryder Cup - one of his most difficult weeks in golf - came to a merciful close Sunday. Finally, he won a match. To call it a bittersweet finish would probably be too kind. Read More...

Choi wins Pebble for first Champions win

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) K.J. Choi shot a closing 4-under 68 Sunday for a two-shot victory over Bernhard Langer and Alex Cejka at the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach for his first PGA Tour Champions win.

The 51-year-old Choi reeled off four consecutive birdies from Nos. 5-8 and played the front nine in 5 under. The South Korean had eight pars and a bogey on the back nine for a 13-under 203 total in his first victory since 2011, at The Players Championship. Read More...

Hataoka holds on for NW Arkansas title

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Nasa Hataoka survived a nervy finish for a one-shot victory over Minjee Lee and Eun-Hee Ji on Sunday in the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship..

Hataoka, a 22-year-old from Japan, shot a final-round 4-under 67 to finish at 16-under. She three-putted the par-5 18th hole after reaching the green in two, having to make a 3-footer for par after rolling her first putt 15 feet past the hole. Read More...

Garcia breaks record among Euro's woes

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Nobody has collected more wins at the Ryder Cup than Sergio Garcia.

Not in history. And, when it comes to his underperforming European teammates, certainly not this week. Read More...

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