The 12th and final member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team is Ryan Moore, as announced Sunday night on Sunday Night Football by broadcaster Mike Tirico. Moore finished second at the Tour Championship Sunday, losing a four-hole playoff to Rory McIlroy at East Lake. "Ryan fits so well with what we have in place," said Captain Davis Love.
Phil Mickelson wasn't happy with the PGA Tour's course setup for the Tour Championship, and he let everyone know. After his final round, Mickelson was critical of the PGA Tour's setup ahead of this week's Ryder Cup because of the thickness of the rough. After a Sunday 66, Mickelson finished in 22nd place. The PGA of America runs the Ryder Cup when it's hosted in the United States, and the European tour runs the event when it's held in Europe.
Arnold Palmer died at 87 Sunday without ever having run for office, despite several efforts by Republicans to get him to do so. They had good reason to want him. And he flirted with it. But while he had strong hands, he did not have the stomach for what he would ultimately conclude was the poison of an increasingly partisan game of politics. Plus, he once said, he wasn’t “clever enough” to be president; he feared he would blurt out whatever he thought. The setting was the late 1960s and early 70s, as the nation was embroiled in Vietnam and then the Watergate scandal and as a crooked vice president was forced to resign, Arnold Palmer was one of the most popular public figures in America. He was