Jamie Donaldson, The Morning After Ryder Cup Win: "I'm Still Drunk"

Welshman Jamie Donaldson sealed a Ryder Cup victory for the European team with a brilliant wedge shot on the 15th hole this weekend. The next morning, news cameras caught up with Donaldson to see how he was enjoying his victory. » 9/29/14 10:47am 9/29/14 10:47am

Champagne-Chugging Teammate Videobombs Rory McIlroy After Ryder Cup Win

The Ryder Cup went down this weekend, and when the dust cleared today in Scotland, Europe had emerged as victors for the third time in a row. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is the world's best player, so he had to take a break from celebrations for an interview, but Welshman Jamie Donaldson stole the show when he… » 9/28/14 1:45pm 9/28/14 1:45pm

Tiger Woods Apologized For Singlehandedly Losing The Ryder Cup

Despite the hyperbolic headline, Woods has come in for surprisingly little heat after a Ryder Cup the U.S. lost by one point, in which he went 0-3-1. Maybe it's because the outcome was decided before Tiger stepped up to the 18th tee on Sunday, maybe it's because there's plenty of blame to go around, and maybe it's… » 10/08/12 1:40pm 10/08/12 1:40pm

Meet The Illinois Policeman Who Helped Rory McIlroy Make His Ryder Cup…

Rory McIlroy almost missed his tee time at the Ryder Cup on Sunday because he is bad at understanding time zones, but he might have not made it at all if a local policeman hadn't escorted him to Medinah. Deputy Police Chief Pat Rollins was working security at the players' hotel, and managed to deliver McIlroy to the… » 10/02/12 11:40am 10/02/12 11:40am

Euro Golf Fan At Medinah Celebrates Ryder Cup Win So Hard His Tooth…

Yesterday's Ryder Cup meltdown at Medinah—already the fodder for Taiwanese animation mockery—prompted rowdy European fans to go crazy in their celebration of what the British press is already calling one of the great sports comebacks in history. We don't blame the Euros for getting excited, but we do hope this man… » 10/01/12 3:35pm 10/01/12 3:35pm

Roundup: What You Missed During The Weekend That We Learned People Feel…

Gordon Gee, Ohio State's "Best Recruiter" Of Uncompensated Student-Athletes, Expensed $64,000 Over Five Years On Bow Ties: "The university spends tens of thousands of dollars alone branding Gee around his signature bow ties. Since 2007, Ohio State has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties, bow tie cookies and O-H and… » 10/01/12 11:35am 10/01/12 11:35am

Did These Fans Think The U.S. Would Hold Onto The Ryder Cup Lead? Neigh

We're used to seeing jackasses in horse masks in Louisville at the Kentucky Derby or occasionally at Notre Dame football games, where (really and truly) they are drunker than any other stadium. » 10/01/12 9:06am 10/01/12 9:06am

The U.S. Rolls Over And Europe Roars Back To Win The Ryder Cup

Oh, fuck! The European team just stole the Ryder Cup despite beginning the day well behind on points to the U.S. team. Three Americans lost both 17 and 18 (the U.S. went 0/7 on the 17th hole), the 10-6 lead the U.S. came in with today was not safe, and Gene Wojciechowski's "Ryder Cup all but locked up for U.S." » 9/30/12 6:40pm 9/30/12 6:40pm

Rory McIlroy Needed A Police Escort To Make His Tee Time At The Ryder…

Rory McIlroy had an 11:25 a.m. local time (important) tee time this morning. Rory was a little bit late getting to the Ryder Cup because he has no idea what time it is. According to NBC/Golf Channel, Rory was telling time by the television and since they kept giving his tee time as 12:25 p.m. because they "always do… » 9/30/12 1:04pm 9/30/12 1:04pm

Keegan Bradley's Putt At The Ryder Cup Inspired Much Joy And An Awesome…

This morning, American Ryder Cup teammates Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson faced off against Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald of the European team. Mickelson and Bradley pulled out the victory thanks to a match-winning putt from Bradley, which can be seen in the video above. » 9/28/12 12:30pm 9/28/12 12:30pm

Justin Timberlake Opened The Ryder Cup By Reading A Shitty Poem About…

Justin Timberlake is serving as a Team USA "Ambassador" for this year's Ryder Cup at Medinah, a job title apparently created especially for the pop singer, actor and golf lover. Timberlake's appearance at today's opening ceremony was preceded by an introduction by Olympian Michael Phelps and accompanied by the… » 9/27/12 6:10pm 9/27/12 6:10pm

Happy New Year: There Is An American Ryder Cup Captain's Dick Shot For…

Somebody wake Dan Jenkins from his afternoon nap and fetch his slippers because there's a wayward PGA penis on the loose. Proud sportswriters, please test that 2011 resolution to ignore this type of tawdry checkbook journalism. » 1/03/11 7:00pm 1/03/11 7:00pm

Sean Payton Is Still Drunk, Still Has A Super Bowl Ring

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 9/13/10 9:30am 9/13/10 9:30am

Last Night's Winner: Jim Gray, Sports Zelig

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Jim Gray, ubiquitous microphone toady, unlikely power broker, and apparently also something of a dick. » 8/12/10 1:30pm 8/12/10 1:30pm

All Eyes On FIGJAM (and Amy)

It's beginning to look as if the Americans will go into tomorrow's singles play with a comfortable lead for the first time in years. Of course with 12 points up for grabs, one for each of the 12 singles matches, they'll need every point they can get as the afternoon session reaches its conclusion. Continue after the… » 9/20/08 5:35pm 9/20/08 5:35pm

Ryder Cup Has A Funny Definition Of The Word 'Volunteer'

So Ryder Cup officials were sitting around one day wondering, "Hey, how can we get people to work for us at our tournament, and have them pay us to do it?" Amazingly, they figured out a way. Cash-strapped golf fanatics who want to circumvent normal ticket prices — which can run around $1,000 — can pay a $250 entry fee » 9/16/08 3:30pm 9/16/08 3:30pm

Hunter Mahan Compares Playing on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team to Being a…

It's a good thing golf doesn't have a reputation as being an elitist sport featuring out-of-touch, rich players. Wait... Hunter Mahan is a 26 year old professional golfer from Orange, California who will likely be a member of the Ryder Cup team. In a wide-ranging critique of the Ryder Cup, Mahan's analogies became a… » 7/30/08 12:30pm 7/30/08 12:30pm

We Suck At Everything, Apparently

I realize that golf isn't that big of a deal here at Deadspin, unless Tiger Woods is whiffing on an awkward high-five, or Phil Mickelson is choking away a tournament on the 72nd hole. But the Ryder Cup is one of the few events in sports when the competitors involved care about the outcome as much as the fans do. The… » 9/23/06 2:09pm 9/23/06 2:09pm