Ryder Cup 2018: French pros hope match will rid 'elitist' golf image

Ryder Cup 2018: French pros hope match will rid 'elitist' golf image

Ryder Cup 2018: French pros hope match will rid 'elitist' golf image

Woods was also asked for his thoughts on players taking a knee in protest during the national anthem at NFL games.

As part of his uniform this week, Reed had a special pair of saddleback golf shoes made by FootJoy that feature the American flag.

Tiger Woods has admitted that he may never return to competitive golf as he continues his recovery from a back injury, which has troubled him in recent years.

With New York's vociferous fans sure to amp up the atmosphere, and the global team desperate to end a six-event losing streak dating back to 2005, Fowler is hoping for a competitive week.

Trump has yet to confirm whether he will attend the event, but Love suggested there would be no issues at Thursday's opening ceremony.

"They're the best golfers from around the world, and that's the attitude they've got to take, and it's important that any of the past disappointments that myself or Nick or anyone else, doesn't rub off on them". We adhere to our rulebook and to our core values and to our traditions, and I think that's why our sport is so successful. We know there's problems.

Professional sportsmen in the USA have either been taking to their knee or linking arms in a show of solidarity against comments made by President Donald Trump. And then we can protest with our votes, with our letters to our congressmen or however we want. It was a close call this year when US captain Steve Stricker effectively put out an ultimatum for Mickelson to show some form.

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Following a weekend of protests and showings of unity in the NFL, Stricker met with his four assistant captains then talked it over with his 12 players on a bus ride to NY for some television appearances.

There is another, less convenient backdrop in place this week, too, of course - the political kind, in which golf, and Lady Liberty, and the national anthem increasingly symbolize different things to different people, and in which athletes across several sports have unified and found their voices in a way that this country hasn't seen in decades.

"We've got a lot of power", Price said. Our country has fought hard for that right. "What do you guys want to do?' There wasn't a hesitation on what they wanted to do", he said. It's our national anthem.

Woods seemed destined to become the most prolific major victor of all time when he won the 2008 U.S. Open, moving within four titles of the record of 18 held by Jack Nicklaus. "I've played Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup matches with all of them, and to be out with these young guys ― we're going to have a lot of fun this week".

Added U.S. team member Phil Mickelson: "We have social injustices in this country, and we should all strive to eliminate them".

Trump continued to attack the National Football League on social media for not stepping in to stop the protests.

Matt Kuchar tees off during a practice round at Liberty National. "He's the greatest player of all time, so when he talks, you listen". Others opted to link arms, while the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans remained in their locker rooms.

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