Clarke hails Pieters as 'the real deal'

European captain Darren Clarke is excited about the way Thomas Pieters has handled himself in his first Ryder Cup.

McIlroy: We're not going down without a fight.

Rory McIlroy says he wanted to put an exclamation point on Europe's afternoon surge at the Ryder Cup with his eagle on 16.


Rory gives Europe much needed boost.

Rory McIlroy's eagle -- and celebration -- after winning his Friday Four-Ball match will be huge for Team Europe, says ESPN.co.uk correspondent Mark James.


Love: We're all excited.

Davis Love III spoke about the atmosphere within the USA Ryder Cup side ahead of the opening day.


Clarke: Danny is ready to go.

Darren Clarke backed Danny Willett after his brother's recent comments ahead of the start of the Ryder Cup.


Johnson excited by Ryder Cup role.

Dustin Johnson explains how his inclusion in the USA Ryder Cup side has boosted his confidence.


Reed inspired by Wood's presence.

Patrick Reed praises Tiger Wood's influence on the American Ryder Cup side.


Get your popcorn early at the Ryder Cup.

The first Ryder Cup matchup on Friday -- Europeans Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson vs. Americans Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed -- will set the tone for Day 1 at Hazeltine.


Key to U.S. Ryder Cup victory.

If the Americans want to win the Ryder Cup on Sunday for the first time since 2008, finish it off on Saturday, says ESPN.com's Michael Collins.


Break the mold of Ryder Cup captain.

ESPN.com's Michael Collins picked up a tidbit at Hazeltine National Golf Club about why Steve Stricker would make a great future Ryder Cup captain.


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