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Kaymer would love to partner Langer at Ryder Cup (Reuters)

Martin Kaymer of Germany watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer has added his name to a growing list calling for Europe captain Paul McGinley to consider 56-year-old Bernhard Langer as one of his three Ryder Cup wildcard choices. Former skippers Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have already outlined their support for the German veteran while McGinley's opposite number, Tom Watson, also said last week's runaway Senior British Open champion "might be worth a pick". Langer, who romped to a 13-shot victory at Royal Porthcawl in Wales on Sunday, would become the oldest player in Ryder Cup history if he featured in the team that will meet the United States in Scotland in September. "I hope Paul was watching what Bernhard did in the Senior British Open," Kaymer told Reuters in a telephone interview from Akron, Ohio where he is warming up for next week's U.S. PGA Championship by competing in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.





A solid start for Woods, the lead for Leishman (The Associated Press)

Phil Mickelson hits from the sand to the 15th green during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Tiger Woods began his title defense in the Bridgestone Invitational with a perfect tee shot down the middle of the fairway and a shot that covered the flag until it settled 10 feet behind the hole. Marc Leishman had eight birdies in his round of 64 to take a one-shot lead after one day at Firestone, and more than one-third of the field in this World Golf Championship broke par in soft, relatively gentle conditions. For such a big tournament, the Bridgestone Invitational got off to a quiet start. Most of the attention was on Woods and his game, on who might make the Ryder Cup team, on who appears to be rounding into form for the PGA Championship, and on Dustin Johnson announcing he was taking a leave from golf for what he called ''personal challenge'' that will require ''professional help.'' Here are five things to look for going into Friday's second round at Firestone.





Kevin Streelman's drive gets stuck in a tree at Bridgestone Invitational (PGA)

In all my years as a golfer, I've hit many trees with golf balls. The Man of Streel teed it up on the par-4 third hole at Firestone Country Club and took a mighty swing -- and his ball somehow got hung up in the loose bark of a tree. DUSTIN JOHNSON: Takes leave of absence from golf




Watney soars high with 18 points in Reno (Reuters)

Jun 11, 2014; Pinehurst, NC, USA; Nick Watney tees off on the 13th tee during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Pinehurst No. 2 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports - RTR3T9WZ

(Reuters) - American Nick Watney has never missed out on the FedExCup playoffs and he put himself in good position to maintain that record after charging into the first-round lead at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada on Thursday. Watney, who is on the cusp of qualifying for the PGA Tour's lucrative season finale, piled up nine birdies to total 18 points at Montreux Golf & Country Club in the only event on the U.S. circuit which uses the Modified Stableford scoring system. "I do like the course," California native Watney, who totalled only 23 putts, told Golf Channel after carding a flawless nine-under-par 63. I'll take it." Australian Geoff Ogilvy and New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson were joint second on 16 points with Scotland's Martin Laird and American Chad Campbell next best, on 13.





Nick Watney leads Barracuda Championship (The Associated Press)

Nick Watney made nine birdies Thursday in a bogey-free round in the Barracuda Championship to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event. Watney earned 18 points at Montreux Golf and Country Club. He's 124th in the FedEx Cup standings, with the top 125 getting into The Barclays - the playoff opener that he won in 2012 for the last of his five PGA Tour titles. ''You definitely don't want to miss tournaments and not qualify for tournaments,'' said Watney, who hasn't had a top-10 finish since finishing second in the 2013 BMW Championship.





McIlroy five off lead at Bridgestone

Open champion Rory McIlroy is five shots off the lead after the first round at the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.




Johnson to take a break from golf

Dustin Johnson of the United States has ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup after deciding to take a break from golf.




Injured McGinley pulls out of US PGA

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley withdraws from the US PGA Championship because of a shoulder injury.




Horsey wins Russian Open in play-off

England's David Horsey beat Ireland's Damien McGrane in a play-off to win the Russian Open in Moscow on Sunday.




Clark wins Canadian Open title

South Africa's Tim Clark birdies five of the last eight holes at the Canadian Open to secure victory over Jim Furyk.





Stenson aiming to be first to win FedEx Cup Race to Dubai in same year despite wrist injury


Swedish golf ace Henrik Stenson is reportedly aiming to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year despite a wrist injury. Stenson, who earned 6.3 million pounds by winning America's end-of-season event, leads the European Tour going into Dubai's DP World Tour Championship finale. According to the BBC, despite injuring his wrist before the first of the four ...




Indian golfer Shiv Kapur aiming for success at 103rd South African Open Championship


Indian professional golfer Shiv Kapur is reportedly aiming for success at the 103rd South African Open Championship, the world's second oldest Open title, at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg from 21-24 November. The rising Indian star will line up alongside a stellar cast of world stars in the opening event on the 2014 European Tour schedule, including Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, ...




Management issues distracting McIlroy


Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that countless hours spent with lawyers this year have been a distraction as he heads into this week's World Tour Championships in Dubai. According to the BBC, McIlroy is still seeking his first win of 2013. Last month, McIlroy began legal action in the Republic of Ireland against the Dublin-based Horizon Sports in a dispute over management fees ...




Cheyenne Woods Heir to Woods Golf Throne


Tiger Woods ‘ neice and, by the looks of it, possible heir to the golf throne. The 23-year-old daughter of Tiger’s older half-brother, Earl Woods, Jr., has played three LPGA events this year, and has yet to collect any money, but she shouldn’t be discouraged. She obviously has what it takes to make it in the world of ...




Stenson stalks Dubai leader


Spain's Alejandro Canizares grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship, but Race To Dubai leader Henrik Stenson lies just two back as he looks to add that to his FedEx Cup crown.Canizares completed a six-under-par 66 at Jumeirah Golf Estates that proved enough to hold the first round lead, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Australian Marcus ...





Leishman leaps to WGC lead

MARC Leishman has continued his hot British Open form to take the outright lead after the opening round of the lucrative Bridgestone Invitational.




Johnson takes time-out from golf

BIG-HITTING American golfer Dustin Johnson has taken a leave of absence from professional golf to seek help for what he calls personal challenges.




Day coming to grips with pain

JASON DAY has resorted to changing his grip as he tries to battle through the heaviest schedule of the golf season.




Clark claims Canadian Open title

SOUTH Africa’s Tim Clark birdied five of his last eight holes to power past Jim Furyk and win the US PGA Tour’s Canadian Open.




Golf’s great Car crash revisited

FIFTEEN years ago, Frenchman Jean Van de Velde created his own piece of unwanted golfing history. Robert Craddock revisits the scene.




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