Golf World September 17, 2012 cover

Center Stage

Medinah has never starred as a major venue. However, as a match-play test, No. 3 might just shine in the Ryder Cup spotlight.

The Course

A look at the host venue for the 2012 Matches.

The Teams

A side-by-side comparison of the U.S. and European squads.

Chemistry Test

Hoping to better understand European success in recent Ryder Cups, Golf World sent a sleuth to Spain to suss out the key elements.

Room To Improve

Engaging spectacle that it is, the Ryder Cup might benefit from some fresh ideas -- and here are five for starters.

Distant Replay

Forty-three years later, the final-hole putt Jack Nicklaus conceded at the 1969 Ryder Cup remains the standard for sportsmanship.

Indy Pacesetter

With another 20-under total, Rory McIlroy follows up his Boston win with the BMW Championship -- and possession of every conceivable top spot.


The Lead

Golf on television is no longer the exception -- it's the rule.


After late audibles by Curtis Tyrrell, Medinah No. 3 is ready to host the Ryder Cup.

Rosaforte Report

Brandt Snedeker plays through the emotions of a tumultuous week.

Local Knowledge

Raymond Floyd's wife, Maria, loses her battle with cancer.

Tour Talk

Jiyai Shin wins Kingsmill on ninth playoff hole; Peter Hanson takes the KLM Open.


Don't ignore your irons' soles -- that's what makes them work.


• Paul Lawrie's spot on the European Ryder Cup team is a result of hard work -- John Huggan
• Worcester CC is proud of its legacy as the host of the first Ryder Cup -- Chris Millard
• Every shot can make or break a golfer's chance of making a Ryder Cup team -- John Antonini
• Hunter Mahan's Ryder Cup disappointment is apparent at the BMW -- Dave Shedloski
Hopefully Davis Love III takes a page, or two, from Paul Azinger's R.C. captain's log -- Jaime Diaz
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