SPORTS 10/04/2018 05:31 pm ET Corine Remande was at the Paris tournament when a ball hit by American Brooks Koepka smashed her eye socket. By David Moye A spectator who was blinded in one eye during last week’s Ryder Cup golf tournament in Paris said that wasn’t even the most humiliating part of her ordeal. Corine Remande, 49, who had traveled from Egypt to attend the tournament, has lost vision in her right eye after a ball hit by U.S. golfer Brooks Koepka smashed her eye socket. “It happened so fast, I didn’t feel any pain when I was hit,” Remande told reporters. “I didn’t feel like the ball had struck my eye, and then I felt the blood start to pour. The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye socket and an explosion of the eyeball.” Remande immediately collapsed but was nearly trampled by spectators rushing to see American golfer Tiger Woods pass by, according to the Independent. “What … [Read more...] about Woman Whose Eye Exploded After Being Hit With Golf Ball Criticizes Ryder Cup Officials
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Danny Willett wants to “get his own back” in the next Ryder Cup after enduring a miserable debut in Europe’s emphatic 2016 defeat.Willett qualified for Darren Clarke’s team thanks to two victories in the qualifying period, most notably his maiden major title in the Masters at Augusta National. However, the 31-year-old from Sheffield struggled with his game at Hazeltine and lost all three of his matches in a week marred by the publication of an article written by his brother Peter which described American Ryder Cup fans as a “braying mob of imbeciles”.Asked to describe his first Ryder Cup experience in the post-event press conference, Willett responded: “S***. Sorry, would you like me to elaborate? Really s***.”Sunday’s victory in the BMW PGA Championship, the first qualifying event for next year’s contest, leaves Willett well positioned to make the European team for Whistling Straits.And the world number 31 is keen to play his … [Read more...] about Willett eyes Ryder Cup return and happier outcome
European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington could see the tournament evolving into one being based on a “neutral set-up” in the future.Harrington was at Whistling Straits on Tuesday to join United States captain Steve Stricker in marking one year to go to the 2020 showpiece event in Kohler, Wisconsin. Rory McIlroy has called for tougher European Tour courses, which he believes are necessary to produce better players and so help improve Europe’s Ryder Cup chances.Harrington will be out to guide Europe to a successful defence of the Ryder Cup following the 17-and-a-half to 10-and-a-half victory at Le Golf National in Paris last year.The Dubliner, twice winner of the Open, told a press conference: “There is a substantial difference, I would advocate even too much of a difference, between home and away.“Clearly in Europe, we get to set the golf course up, and we set it up in every way we can to suit our players, and in the (United) States, we have seen that … [Read more...] about Padraig Harrington believes Ryder Cup could head towards ‘neutral set-up’ courses
SAINT-QUENTIN-en-YVELINES, France — There was no word on Monday whether Tiger Woods flew the US Ryder Cup team charter from Atlanta to Paris overnight, but he was so high off of his euphoric Tour Championship victory Sunday, he probably could have flown the plane over the Atlantic without its engines fired. The immediate question moving forward from Woods’ momentous first win in 1,876 days dating back to 2013 is this: What will the Tiger effect be this week? Will the buzz from Woods’ win at East Lake in Atlanta remain in the US team room and further energize his American teammates as they try to win a Ryder Cup on foreign soil for the first time in 25 years? Will it be a disadvantage for the Europeans? Or might it provide a silver bullet for Europe in that, if its players can take down Woods in any match, it could provide an added shot of adrenaline and confidence to their side? We won’t know the answers to any of these questions for a few days since the matches … [Read more...] about Tiger Effect is back: Will it make or break US at Ryder Cup?
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever Bryson DeChambeau said to cause such a reaction Tuesday.Now if he can get that to translate in the Ryder Cup.For all his amazing feats in golf — 80 victories on the PGA Tour, the most recent on Sunday at the Tour Championship after returning following a fourth back surgery that threatened to end his career — Woods has been on only one winning team at the Ryder Cup. That was nearly 20 years ago and required a record comeback on the final day. His own record is 13-17-3, a product of being on six losing teams."Looking back on my entire Ryder Cup career, that's not something that I have really enjoyed and I've really liked seeing," Woods said. "I've played a lot of matches. Of those seven previous Ryder Cups, I've sat out one session. ... My overall Ryder Cup record, not … [Read more...] about Happy times for Woods heading to Ryder Cup