The eight automatic qualifying spots for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team were finalized on Sunday at The Barclays, and we now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka all had spots locked up prior to The Barclays, but Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Barclays winner Patrick Reed all had to wait until Sunday to see if their spots were secure. The European Ryder Cup team already had its nine automatic qualifiers set, and captain Darren Clarke will make his three captain's picks this week.
Men’s and women’s golf will be back in Tokyo in 2020, but its future at the Olympics beyond is uncertain. The fears and frustration following big-name defections melted away on the final day of the men’s golf, when Justin Rose of Great Britain birdied the final hole to hold off Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and win a gold medal.
Twenty years ago, Tiger Woods uttered those famed words announcing his professional debut at the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open. "I guess, hello, world," Woods, then 20, said to flashing cameras. 2015-16 has been a time of celebrating a myriad of Tiger-related anniversaries -- Woods' 40th birthday, his claret jug wins at St. Andrews, his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship rally against Steve Scott -- but none are so succinctly summed up as Woods' Milwaukee press conference to kick off his illustrious and infamous professional career.