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Thursday Sep 11 | South Wales Argus

Formidable five from Ryder Cup confirmed for Wales Open at Celtic Manor

TICKET TO RYDER: Wales' Jamie Donaldson will be joined by Lee Westwood, Thomas BjO rn, Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher for the ISPS HANDA Wales Open THOMAS BjO rn, Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher will complete a formidable quintet of Ryder Cup players teeing up at next week's ISPS HANDA Wales Open. The trio join former World No 1 Lee Westwood and in-form Welshman Jamie Donaldson in a fitting final warm-up at Celtic Manor for the Ryder Cup which takes place the following week.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Jamie Donaldson, Golfers, Stephen Gallacher

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Sporting News

Tour Championship: Rory POY? Not necessarily, if Bubba wins

When Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship to cap a three-tournament winning streak that also included the British Open and a WGC event, he also seemed to end any debate over who should win the PGA Tour's Player of the Year Award. But what about Bubba Watson? The reigning Masters champ has had his own career season and a runner-up at last week's BMW Championship could wind up being a lot more important than you think.


Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Championship, Golf, PGA Golf, Rory McIlroy, Golfers, Bubba Watson, Jack Nicklaus

USA Today

9 things to know about Arnold Palmer on his 85th birthday

There's no denying Arnold Palmer's impact on the golfing and sporting landscape. What's so refreshing is that the current generation fully appreciates it, as evidenced by the birthday messages that poured in on Twitter, from 21-year-old Jordan Spieth to Lee Westwood to Tiger Woods.


Related Topix: More Sports, Arnold Palmer, Golf, Golfers, Tiger Woods, The Masters, Sports

New York Post

J.R. Smitha s surprising offseason obsession

J.R. Smith posted this photo at The Players Championship on Instagram with the caption: "I plan on winning one of these after basketball! It will go great with my NBA Championship trophy one day!!! #DreamBigOrDontDreamAtAll" The enigmatic Knicks guard has fallen in love with a new sport, constantly hitting the links and attending PGA events as a fan. When his NBA career is over, Smith, who despite taking only two lessons reportedly averages 310 yards on his drives and has a handicap of 13, would be extremely interested in having a second career on the tour.


Related Topix: Golfers, Rory McIlroy, Golf

Writing Illini

Illinois Golf: Fighting Illini Ranked #3 In Golf Channel College Preview

Aug 8, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; The ball of PGA golfer Lee Westwood lies on the ground near the 18th green after Westwood hit his second shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports On Tuesday, Golf Channel released their college preview of the Top 10 schools heading into the 2014-15 season, and Illinois golf found itself ranked 3rd overall on the list.


Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Championship, Golfers, Mike Small


Wales Open 2014: Everything you need to know about the final European Tour event before the Ryder Cup

Just one week before the Ryder Cup some of the biggest names in European golf will descend on Wales, here are the key details The Celtic Manor in Newport is preparing to host the 2014 Wales Open, which will see half of Paul McGinely's European Ryder Cup team fine tune their game just a week before the big showdown against America. Next week's tournament is quickly becoming one not to miss for European golfing fans with some of the biggest names in European golf set to take on the best that the Celtic Manor has to offer.


Related Topix: Robert Karlsson, Golf, Golfers, Nicolas Colsaerts, Thomas Bjorn, Stephen Gallacher, Jamie Donaldson

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Luke Donald is a former world number one golfer

LUKE Donald can consider himself hard done by to miss out on selection for Europe's Ryder Cup team, but the same would have been true for the players picked ahead of him, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood. That is the view of Rod Jones, chairman of Hazlemere Golf Club, where Donald is a two-time junior club champion and an honourary member.


Related Topix: Luke Donald, Golfers, Golf, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter, Paul McGinley

Mon Sep 08, 2014


Wales Open: Graeme McDowell will join a host of Ryder Cup stars and...

Six of Mcginley's Men will tee it up in Newport just one week before taking on the best of that America has to offer at the Ryder Cup Half of Paul McGinley's dozen-strong Ryder Cup team have entered next week's ISPS Handa Wales Open at the Celtic Manor to ramp up preparations for taking on Tom Watson's American side at Gleneagles seven days later.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Graeme McDowell, Golfers, Paul McGinley, Tom Watson, Jamie Donaldson

The Star Online

Maybank bump up Malaysian Open golf purse

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be an increase in prize money for next year's Maybank Malaysian Open at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club from Feb -5-8. Maybank, one of South-East Asia's leading financial institutions, has increased the total prize money by US$250,000 to US$3mil to celebrate its 10th anniversary as the title sponsor next season.


Related Topix: Golf, Sports

Sat Sep 06, 2014

War on Shore rivals both put Gallacher on team

THEY locked horns as opposing captains in the infamous "War on the Shore" at Kiawah Island. Now, 23 years on from that fiery clash, Bernard Gallacher and Dave Stockton are on the same side of the Ryder Cup fence.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Golfers, Dave Stockton, Stephen Gallacher, Paul McGinley, Ian Poulter

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Paul McGinley gives stars Gleneagles preparation

RYDER CUP: Paul McGinley, the European captain, has arranged for Celtic Manor, venue for the Wales Open in a fortnight, to be set up identically to Gleneagles to help the likes of Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson prepare for the Ryder Cup. Scott Fenwick and Jim McKenzie, the two men in charge of the courses at Gleneagles and Celtic Manor respectively, were asked by McGinley to try to get their venues almost identical to each other in terms of green speeds, rough variances and run-offs.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Ryder Cup, Paul McGinley, Golfers, Stephen Gallacher, Jamie Donaldson

Cape Gazette

Football is here even though the weather says otherwise

Week one of the NFL season began Thursday with a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. These two teams are so good this could actually be a preview of the NFC championship game in January.


Related Topix: More Sports, Ryder Cup, Golf, Stephen Gallacher, Golfers, Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Ludlow Advertiser

Emily Price kept nerve to win English Girlsa Open Under-15 Championship

TALENTED golfer Emily Price kept her nerve to win the English Girls' Open Under-15 Championship in a final-hole drama at Copt Heath. The 14-year-old, who lives in Ashford Carbonnel, trailed by seven shots with 10 holes to play and holed a 34-foot downhill put to clinch the title.


Related Topix: Golfers, Golf

Billy Foster relishing Ryder Cup dozen

CUP OF CHEER: Billy Foster, pictured with Lee Westwood the last time he caddied in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010, can't wait to sample the atmosphere again BILLY Foster is looking forward to working at his12th Ryder Cup after Lee Westwood made it into the Europe team via a wild-card selection. The Eldwick-based caddy, who has been back on Westwood's bag all season, admitted it was 'gut wrenching' to miss the last event due to injury, which saw Jose Maria Olazabal's side pull off one of the greatest comebacks to beat America at Medinah.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Ryder Cup, Golfers, Jose Maria Olazabal, Luke Donald, Paul McGinley

Wed Sep 03, 2014


Toy Box Extra e-magazine: September 3, 2014

Stephen Gallacher will make his Ryder Cup debut after receiving a wild-card pick from European captain Paul McGinley.


Related Topix: Golf, Stephen Gallacher, Golfers, Paul McGinley, Ian Poulter

Golf World

Fact Check: Does experience really matter at the Ryder Cup?

Captains Tom Watson and Paul McGinley each finalized their Ryder Cup teams on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Paul McGinley, Golf, Golfers, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson, Ryan Moore

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The News-Press

Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson make RyderKeegan Bradley,...

Bradley, Mahan, Simpson add power, precision to US team Ian Poulter, Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood fill out Europe's roster Check out this story on FILE - In this Sept.


Related Topix: Golf, Webb Simpson, Golfers, Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter


Captain's picks

It was never going to be easy for Paul McGinley, but it was a nice problem to have with some Ryder Cup veterans and an in-form debutant battling to grab one of his wildcard picks for Gleneagles, but eventually he settled on Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher.


Related Topix: More Sports, Ryder Cup, Golf, Paul McGinley, Golfers, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald

The First Post

Ryder Cup: Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher in, but Donald out

Europe's squad for golf's Ryder Cup tournament later this month has been confirmed after captain Paul McGinley picked Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter as his wild card selections.


Related Topix: More Sports, Ryder Cup, Golf, Paul McGinley, Golfers, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald


Ryder Cup - Gallacher, Poulter and Westwood get Gleneagles a

Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter were named as the wildcard picks for Europe's Ryder Cup team to face the USA at Gleneagles at the end of the month.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Ryder Cup, Stephen Gallacher, Golfers, Ian Poulter, Paul McGinley