•   
  •   
  •   

Sport Head of French golf major skeptical about Ryder Cup effect

18:05  13 september  2018
18:05  13 september  2018 Source:   ap.org

Jordan Spieth on Tiger Woods: ‘Good to have him in our corner, for sure’

  Jordan Spieth on Tiger Woods: ‘Good to have him in our corner, for sure’ Jordan Spieth said Wednesday he's glad Tiger Woods is on the U.S. side entering this month's Ryder Cup matches in Paris.NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. - The ballroom at the Philadelphia Marriott West was sprinkled with reporters Tuesday night while Jim Furyk was announcing Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson as his first three U.S. Ryder Cup captain's picks.

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The head of France's only golf major says hosting the Ryder Cup won't help his country produce a star player. Asked at an eve-of-tournament news conference Wednesday about a stellar month for French golf , the women's Evian Championship chairman

The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the

Danone food company chairman Franck Riboud stands outside the Evian water bottling plant in Publier near Evian-les-Bains, France, on Sept. 12, 2017.© REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Danone food company chairman Franck Riboud stands outside the Evian water bottling plant in Publier near Evian-les-Bains, France, on Sept. 12, 2017.

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France -- The head of France's only golf major says hosting the Ryder Cup won't help his country produce a star player.

Asked at an eve-of-tournament news conference Wednesday about a stellar month for French golf, the women's Evian Championship chairman Franck Riboud dismissed what the Ryder Cup could achieve when it's played Sept. 28-30 near Paris.

The 12-man Europe team at Le Golf National has no players from France, and the top-ranked Frenchman is No. 97 Mike Lorenzo-Vera.

Final US Ryder Cup captain's pick on hold until conclusion of BMW Championship

  Final US Ryder Cup captain's pick on hold until conclusion of BMW Championship A Monday press conference to announce Jim Furyk's final U.S. Ryder Cup captain's pick has been cancelled, with the pick now to be revealed via social mediaThe pick was set up to be made after the finish of the BMW Championship, but wet weather had caused the final round of the tournament to be pushed into Monday.

Still, French organizers of only the second Ryder Cup to be held in continental Europe see this week's tournament as a potential big step toward a greater Others aren't so sure that golf 's needle in France can be significantly shifted without a bona fide French star. France hasn't had a major champion

The Ryder Cup is a golf competition contested by teams from Europe and the United States. The competition was originally contested between Great Britain and the United States; players from the Channel Islands also appeared on the British team

''We need a (French) champion, that's all,'' Riboud said. ''I think we need a project for the young French player to show we are a champion in the next five years. ... We don't have a golf culture, we have to build it.''

Riboud is the long-time former chairman and chief executive of food giant Danone, which owns the Evian water brand. Danone is not a sponsor of the Ryder Cup but invests in golf tournaments for women and young players, including the Arnold Palmer Cup.

''Perhaps you are surprised,'' Riboud said. ''Because personally I think the Ryder Cup is not building or helping to reach the objective'' of developing talent.

Though Tiger Woods is making a rare visit to France, Riboud played down the impact his selection for the United States team could have.

Woods proud to be back at East Lake for FedEx Cup finale

  Woods proud to be back at East Lake for FedEx Cup finale Tiger Woods is facing long odds of capturing the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. That's all relative this year. Just qualifying among the top 30 at the Tour Championship at East Lake felt like an achievement in coming back from a fourth back surgery.Video by Golfweek

Buzza Golf aims to create a fun community for golfer to learn about their golf game and highlight the improvements they can make alongside playing vlogs Previously he was the Performance coach for a UK number 1 ranked university golf program and Head of Instruction for David Leadbetter at David's

Got a question or holiday enquiry? Email Rory here: raymondo@yourgolftravel.com Twitter / Instagram: @YGTRory For more more information on Le Golf National

''No, the best ambassador for golf in France is going to the next French champion at the same level (as) Tiger Woods,'' the businessman said. ''Perhaps it's crazy but that's the thing we have to dream about.''

''It's a champion who is pushing the young people,'' Riboud added, comparing the influence French champions had on participation in other sports. He singled out Alpine skiing great Jean-Claude Killy in the 1960s and tennis player Yannick Noah in the 1980s.

Now retired from leading Danone, Riboud hinted he had ideas and time for the French golf federation.

''I have a plan, I proposed a plan - I'm still waiting (for) the answer,'' the 62-year-old ''It's not my job. It could become my job. We are very happy in Evian, which is golf country.''

---

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Koepka injures fan with errant tee shot at Ryder Cup .
American Brooks Koepka left a spectator bloodied and taken to hospital during the opening session of the Ryder Cup on Friday after an errant tee shot struck her in the face. The three-time major champion, playing in the first match of the competition, sent his drive on the short par-four sixth hole flying into the galleries.The ball hit a woman just above the eye, leaving her needing medical treatment, with Koepka also visibly shaken after checking on her wellbeing.She was taken to hospital as a precaution, but did not suffer serious injury, according to a European Tour spokesman.

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!