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Tiger Woods of the US places the cover of a water sprinkler as he jokes with Patrick Reed, center, and Jordan Spieth, right, during a practice round of the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Americans confident of win on European soil at Ryder Cup

- Associated Press

Jim Furyk has spent four days watching his team play loose and confident, two key ingredients he hopes will allow the Americans to end 25 years without winning the Ryder Cup away from home.

Jordan Spieth of the US, Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas, from left, walk to the 18th green during a practice round for the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup

- Associated Press

The American team at the Ryder Cup is one of the strongest ever. It features nine players who have combined to win 31 major championships, nearly half of those by Tiger Woods, who signaled his return last week by winning the Tour Championship.

Tiger Woods hits from the third tee during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) **FILE**

SNYDER: Tiger Woods still worthy of emulation, admiration

Neither marketing executives, pro golfers nor golf fans, imagined Woods would go through everything he’s endured to wind up again in the winner’s circle at age 42 after a five-year drought. None of us is Tiger Woods. And I’m not sure, notwithstanding his fortune, we’d want to be.

Tiger Woods, right, reacts after being handed the trophy after wining the the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) **FILE**

Tiger Woods winning adds to Ryder Cup buzz

- Associated Press

Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn’t need help to boost the excitement. Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level.

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Schauffele happy to have 2 rookie seasons behind him

- Associated Press

Xander Schauffele was No. 352 in the world and No. 135 in the FedEx Cup when he tied for fifth in the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, the start of a strong second half that led to two victories and PGA Tour rookie of the year honors.

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2018, file photo, Brooks Koepka celebrates after making his birdie putt on the 16th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, in St. Louis. His 4-iron into the green was among the defining shots of the year. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Column: Reviewing 2018 based on all 14 clubs in the bag

- Associated Press

Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led to par. Both were crucial in making him the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years.

Molinari voted as European Tour's player of 2018

Associated Press

Francesco Molinari has been voted as the European Tour golfer of the year for 2018, capping a year in which he won his first major title and produced a historic performance at the Ryder Cup.

Kizzire-Harman win QBE; Oosthuizen takes SA Open

- Associated Press

Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman won the QBE Shootout on Sunday, eagling the par-5 17th and closing with a par for a one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Emiliano Grillo.

Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman win QBE Shootout

Associated Press

Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman won the QBE Shootout on Sunday, eagling the par-5 17th and closing with a par for a one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Emiliano Grillo.

3 teams tied for QBE Shootout lead at 13-under 59

Associated Press

The teams of Bryson DeChambeau-Kevin Na, Brian Harman-Patton Kizzire and Emiliano Grillo-Graeme McDowell shot 13-under 59 in scramble play Friday to share the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout.

U.S. golfer Tiger Woods stands near the Hero World Challenge trophy before presenting it to Spain's Jon Rahm at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)

Woods holds talks over 2019 pre-Presidents Cup schedule

- Associated Press

U.S. captain Tiger Woods will have discussions with golf officials in Melbourne on how to best prepare his team for the 2019 Presidents Cup next December at Royal Melbourne.

Major championships return to Texas with PGA of America move

Associated Press

The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area that will include a 500-room hotel, a massive conference center and two golf courses that will bring major championships back to Texas.

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Europe's Jon Rahm, right, is congratulated by Tiger Woods during the trophy ceremony after the European team won the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Le Golf National in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France. Rahm calls Woods his all-time hero and says this was the best moment of his career. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Column: Why it was special for Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger

- Associated Press

Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn't make Jon Rahm's year any better. Nothing could top one win that offered no money, no world ranking points or even a trophy to call his own.

U.S. golfer Tiger Woods hits from the fourth tee during the last round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)

US players face Bahamas-to-Australia trip for Presidents Cup

- Associated Press

Tiger Woods finished the Hero World Challenge on Sunday and headed to Australia to promote the Presidents Cup as the U.S. captain. It's the same schedule he faces next year, with one big difference.