Friday, September 30

USA Sweeps Morning Foursomes to Lead 4-0

WITH JORDAN SPIETH AND PATRICK REED leading the way in the first match, the U.S. Ryder Cup team swept the morning foursomes session for the first time since 1975. That was when none other than Arnold Palmer was captain of the U.S. squad at Laurel Valley near Pittsburgh.

"They have come together over the last couple of weeks," U.S. Captain Davis Love III told Golf Channel's Steve Sands. "It has been an emotional trip for this team, with the way the picks went down, and with Arnold's passing was a shock for both teams this week. Just little things that have made this team bond together really well, from top to bottom. It's a good start, but there is a long way to go and a lot more points out there. Everybody just needs to keep doing the same thing over and over."

Morning Foursomes Results

Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed (USA) defeated Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose (EUR) 3 & 2

Phil Mickelson/Rickie Fowler (USA) defeated Rory McIlroy/Andy Sullivan (EUR) 1 up

Jimmy Walker/Zach Johnson (USA) defeated Sergio Garcia/Martin Kaymer (EUR) 4 & 2

Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar (USA) defeated Lee Westwood/Thomas Pieters (EUR) 5 & 4

Afternoon Fourball Matches

Thursday, September 29

2016 Ryder Cup: Friday Morning Foursomes Pairings

HERE WE GO. THE AMERICANS have a dismal record in foursomes. They need to turn that around at Hazeltine, beginning on Friday morning.

Skratch TV Presents Chaska, the Small Minnesota Town Hosting the Ryder Cup

2016 Ryder Cup Broadcast Schedule

TV SCHEDULE (All times ET)

Following are the TV airtimes for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Thursday, Sept. 29: Opening Ceremony 5-6 p.m. | Golf Channel

Friday, Sept. 30: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Golf Channel | TSN Network

Saturday, Oct. 1: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | NBC | TSN 4

Sunday, Oct. 2: 12 noon-6 p.m. | NBC | TSN Network

LIVE STREAMS

Here's the live stream schedule for RyderCup.com and Ryder Cup mobile apps.

Thursday, Sept. 29:
Captain's match from 1 to 4 p.m.
Opening ceremonies from 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30:
Ryder Cup Live featured matches from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1st Tee Experience Show live from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 1:
Ryder Cup Live featured matches from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1st Tee Experience Show live from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 2:
Ryder Cup Live Singles matches coverage from 12 noon.
1st Tee Experience Show live from 11:30 a.m.
Trophy Presentation: approximately 30 minutes after conclusion of play.

Also watch live streaming coverage on NBC Sports Live.

Ryder Cup Interview on Newstalk 1340 WSOY

MORE RYDER CUP BUILDUP this morning with host Brian Byers on Newstalk 1340 WSOY. We chat about the 2016 Ryder Cup, golf's place in sports and culture, Arnold Palmer and more. LISTEN

Wednesday, September 28

2016 Ryder Cup: Hazeltine Drone Video and Radio and Podcast Previews



HERE IS A GRAB BAG of Ryder Cup stuff.

1. Above is a Hazeltine hole-by-hole video.

2. On Tuesday I talked about Arnold Palmer and the Ryder Cup with host Steven Bortstein on Fox Sports New Mexico (below).



3. I had the good fortune to be on the "That Golf Kid" podcast (below) on Saturday. Host Matthew Clark hails from Nova Scotia, where he played high school golf. He is looking ahead to college as a journalism major.

Tuesday, September 27

2016 Ryder Cup Odds: United States Is Heavy Favorite

2016 RYDER CUP ODDS courtesy of Bovada.

Odds to win the 2016 Ryder Cup
2016 Ryder Cup Odds
USA                 -190     (10/19)
Europe             +150     (3/2)

Margin of Victory Props
Overall Correct Points Score
USA to Win 14.5 - 13.5                          10/1
USA to Win 15 - 13                                9/1
USA to Win 15.5 - 12.5                          9/1
USA to Win 16 - 12                                10/1
USA to Win 16.5 - 11.5                          12/1
USA to Win 17 - 11                                14/1
USA to Win 17.5 - 10.5                          22/1
USA to Win 18 - 10                                20/1
USA to Win 18.5 - 9.5                            35/1
USA to Win 19 - 9                                  35/1
USA to Win 19.5 - 8.5                            66/1
USA to Win 20 - 8                                  50/1
USA to Win 20.5 - 7.5                            100/1
USA to Win 21 - 7                                  80/1
USA to Win 21.5 - 6.5                            175/1
USA to Win 22 - 6 or Better                    25/1
Tie 14 -14                                              10/1
Europe to Win 14.5 - 13.5                      10/1
Europe to Win 15 - 13                            11/1
Europe to Win 15 - 12.5                         18/1
Europe to Win 16 - 12                            20/1
Europe to Win 16.5 - 11.5                      28/1
Europe to Win 17 - 11                            33/1
Europe to Win 17.5 - 10.5                      55/1
Europe to Win 18 - 10                            50/1
Europe to Win 18.5 - 9.5                        100/1
Europe to Win 19 - 9                              80/1
Europe to Win 19.5 - 8.5                        160/1
Europe to Win 20 – 8                             200/1
Europe to Win 20.5 - 7.5                        300/1
Europe to Win 21 - 7                             275/1
Europe to Win 21.5 - 6.5                        400/1
Europe to Win 22 - 6 or Better                400/1

Margin of Victory
USA by 1-3 points                     11/4
USA by 4-6 points                     7/2
USA by 7+ points                      4/1
Europe by 1-3 points                 7/2
Europe by 4-6 points                 11/1
Europe by 7+ points                  14/1
Tie                                            11/1

Sports Illustrated Puts Arnold Palmer on Cover for 12th Time


By SI Communications

THIS WEEK'S NATIONAL COVER OF Sports Illustrated features the late Arnold Palmer, with the cover line, "KING OF KINGS." This marks the 12th time that the iconic professional golfer has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated.

[See all 12 of Arnold Palmer's SI covers here: http://bit.ly/2dxjpaD]

SI senior writer Michael Bamberger writes an ode to "The King" and his legendary career, during which he won 62 times on the PGA Tour, 10 times on the senior tour and put the sport of golf on the map. Palmer passed away last Sunday at the age of 87.