Golf World October 08, 2012 cover

Red, White & Very Blue

Well positioned for victory, the host U.S. loses the 39th Ryder Cup when an inspired, emotional Europe goes on a Sunday singles tear.


A look at each of the 28 matches of the 39th Ryder Cup.

Annoyingly Good

Intense, passionate and downright Seve-like in his ability to rise to the Ryder Cup moment, Ian Poulter was the straw that had the Euros drinking Sunday night.

Split Decision

The Cup didn't produce any Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods showdowns -- just a compelling replay of recent storylines for golf's top heavyweights.


The Americans found a dynamic duo in Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.


Golf's new power couple: Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.


Déjà vu? As it did at the 1999 Ryder Cup, No. 17 plays a pivotal role.

Report Card

We hand out the grades with a summary of each Ryder Cupper's play.


The Lead

Stumping in Ohio, Mitt Romney pulled out a secret weapon -- Jack Nicklaus.


The U.S. captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup (David Toms perhaps) will have a tough task.

Rosaforte Report

A crushing loss in Ryder Cup singles had Jim Furyk reflecting on a low year.

Local Knowledge

Martin Kaymer rediscovers his swing and records the winning point for Europe.

Tour Talk

U.S. wins the Junior Ryder Cup; Koreans win the Women's World Amateur Team.

College Polls

California and Duke top Golf World's Men's and Women's Coaches' polls.


Looking for a new driver? A kaleidoscope of colors awaits.


• It all went so wrong for the U.S., but captain Davis Love III still did many things right -- John Feinstein
• Golf Channel on NBC's on-course reporters delivered a Cup-worthy performance -- Chris Millard
Martin Kaymer's "comeback" could become an important lesson for U.S. fans -- Jaime Diaz
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