Phil Mickelson is certainly proud to be playing in his U.S. record 10th consecutive Ryder Cup. He'd just rather not be reminded about those other records he holds in golf's premier team event.

Holes in one must be faxed on golf course stationery to The Bee at (916) 326-5503.
Britain Golf R&A Female Memebers
The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women.
There are two kinds of golfers: Those fortunate enough to have played on historic links courses and those who desperately want to before they reach that 19th hole in the sky. Eight Sacramento couples have one fewer task on their bucket lists after visiting Ireland last month for a slice of golf heaven. They now know that craic means fun, how to pronounce Smithwicks and the difference between Lahinch and Doonbeg. If you’ve been to Ireland, you understand why they’ve talked of little else since their return. If you haven’t, here’s a first-timer’s primer from 10 days on the Emerald Isle.
Eighteen-hole courses only. Dates subject to change. Tine sizes/invasiveness to greens vary. Most courses offer related discounts.
Holes in one must be faxed on golf course stationery to The Bee at (916) 326-5503.

Britain Ryder Cup Golf
Eight years ago as the Ryder Cup qualifying was ending, 10 of the top 20 players in the U.S. standings were either in the same group or in a group with captain Tom Lehman. It looked as if it was rigged, though the PGA Tour promised it was done by computer and merely a coincidence.

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