• Jordan Spieth in New Role as U.S. Anchor at Ryder Cup
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    Golf

    Jordan Spieth in New Role as U.S. Anchor at Ryder Cup

    It may be peculiar how much the Ryder Cup matters, but it does. "Honestly, I think we're just tired of being told that we haven't won in a while," Jordan Spieth said at his press conference Tuesday. Before that, it had been nine years. European players get asked about their Ryder Cup triumphs; American players get asked about their Ryder Cup shortcomings.

  • Arnold Palmer's Longtime Assistant on the Golf Legend's Life and Death: He Was a Great Golfer and Even Greater Man
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    People

    Arnold Palmer's Longtime Assistant on the Golf Legend's Life and Death: He Was a Great Golfer and Even Greater Man

    The title of Arnold Palmer's final memoir that's due out in a few weeks is called A Life Well Played, which couldn't be more appropriate, especially now in light of his passing Sunday at age 87. "His shoulder never healed and it started a bit of a downward spiral," his personal assistant for 50 years, Doc Giffin, tells PEOPLE. Palmer, the winner of 62 PGA Tour titles and seven major championships, could no longer play the game he loved so much, the game that had given the greenskeeper's son from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, so much.

  • U.S. Ryder Cup hopes rest on Tiger's and Phil's master plan
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    Devil Ball Golf

    U.S. Ryder Cup hopes rest on Tiger's and Phil's master plan

    Twelve years ago, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton had an idea to get his side’s engine revving at Oakland Hills outside of Detroit. Sutton would pair Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the two best American players of the last 30 years, as a team in the opening match of the Ryder Cup. Mickelson and