The United States has assembled arguably the most talented Ryder Cup roster in history, so this week's event at Le Golf National in Paris should end with Team USA hoisting the cup on foreign soil for the first time in 25 years. The 12 players on captain Jim Furyk's roster AVERAGE a world ranking of No. 11—the lowest in the history of the event on either side. The U.S. also shook the proverbial Ryder Cup monkey off its back with a dominating performance at Hazeltine two years ago.
ST. LOUIS—With the PGA Championship moving to May next year, this week's 100th playing of the event at Bellerive Country Club is chock full of dramatic storylines that golf's fourth major rarely enjoys.
An unusually dry summer has Carnoustie playing hard, fast and highly unpredictable. Players who have competed at the revered Scottish links course in a previous Open Championship—or two—arrived this week planning to hit few, if any, drivers. By midweek, a few of the world's biggest hitters had changed their tune, saying they planned to let it rip as often as possible with the rough low and laying up fraught with its own perils.