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An Enduring Passion: My Ryder Cup Years by Sam Torrance

An Enduring Passion-My Ryder Cup YearsReleased October 5, 2010 (in the US, February in the UK) Scottish-born Sam Torrance was a Ryder Cup-winning captain in 2002, a vice captain in 1999 and a leading player in eight consecutive European teams. He made his Cup debut in 1981, famously holed the winning putt at The Belfry in 1985 and was also a member of the first European side to win in America, in 1987.

In An Enduring Passion, Torrance recalls every great moment in the two decades he spent pursuing Ryder Cup glory and looks at how the event has changed.  He examines the tactics and techniques of the captains he played under and those he played against, and tells how his huge experience as a player, and his vice captaincy to Mark James in the bear pit of Brookline, shaped the way he conducted his own captaincy at The Belfry in 2002.

An Enduring Passion is his enlightening account of the competition from an insider’s perspective.  Buy it now.

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Official Guide to the 38th Ryder Cup from the PGA

This year’s Ryder Cup was one for the ages and you can still get a copy of the official guide.  (This is the pre-event program.)

Official Guide to the 38th Ryder Cup from the PGAInterviews with Captains Corey Pavin and Colin Montgomerie, profiles of every player, interviews with Mahan, Masters Winner Mickelson, US Open Champion McDowell, all the stats and history you could want including interviews with greats from previous Ryder Cup contests: Nicklaus, Palmer, Jacklin, Top US writers, and more.  Full Course Guide, 196 pages, fantastic Ryder Cup Photograghy, 2008 Victory at Valhalla relived.  Buy it now.

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The 34th Annual Ryder Cup 2002 DVD Starring Colin Montgomerie and Tiger Woods

The 34th Annual Ryder Cup 20022010 Ryder Cup Team Europe captain Colin Montgomerie is featured in this classic matchup between the USA and Europe in 2002. Originally scheduled for 28–30 September 2001, it was postponed one year due to the September 11 attacks and thereafter adopted an even-numbered year schedule.

Played at the 7,118-yard Brabazon course at The Belfry, England, Team USA was led by Curtis Strange, and included the marquee players Tiger Woods and Paul Azinger.

This DVD chronicles the teams’ battle as they head into the third day tied.  Looking like the match was going down to the wire, Ryder Cup rookie Paul McGinley sunk a 9-foot putt to regain the coveted trophy for Team Europe.

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The Ryder Cup: A History by Bruce Critchley and Colin Montgomerie

The Ryder Cup A History Available in paperback, The Ryder Cup: A History was released September 2, 2010. 

This year’s Ryder Cup takes place at Celtic Manor, Wales and approximately one billion people are expected to tune in to see if Team America can repeat its 2008 performance.

“The Ryder Cup: A History of Golf’s Greatest Match” is an authoritative up-to-date chronicle of this fascinating event. It charts the spirited early years in the 1920s when only the British Isles took on the USA – in what was regularly a one-sided New World affair – through to the gladiatorial modern-day epics and the inclusion of Europe.

About the Authors

Bruce Critchley played for Great Britain and Ireland against the USA in the Walker Cup and has commentated on golf tournaments for the last 25 years, on the BBC and as the leading golf commentator on Sky, for whom he will cover the 2010 Cup.

Colin Montgomerie has been Europe’s undisputed leading golfer over the last 15 years, playing in eight Ryder Cups and never losing a singles match. He will captain Europe in their quest to win back the trophy at Celtic Manor in 2010.

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Cracking the Code: The Winning Ryder Cup Strategy: Make It Work for You by Paul Azinger and Dr. Ron Braund

Cracking the CodeThe U.S. Ryder Cup team ended nearly a decade of European dominance in 2008 by laying aside their individual pursuits for a single week and bonding like brothers on golf’s greatest stage.

Inspired by team-building techniques used by Navy SEALs, Ryder Cup captain and ABC commentator Paul Azinger divided the 12-man team into small groups, or pods. Then, with guidance from corporate team-building specialist and licensed family therapist Ron Braund, he placed golfers based on their personality types, rather than their golf games.

The relationships among teammates created an atmosphere where Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Kenny Perry, and the other U.S. golfers could perform at their highest levels.

In Cracking the Code: The Winning Ryder Cup Strategy: Make It Work for You, Azinger and Braund tell the compelling story of how the U.S. team members, half of them Ryder Cup rookies, overcame their underdog status to bring the cup back to America. In the telling, they offer team-building techniques that apply to sports, business, and beyond.