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About this blog

  • Claire Stocks - Sport Interactive assistant editor
  • 1 Sep 06, 03:39 PM

Welcome to BBC Sport’s Ryder Cup blog.

We aim to provide daily news, views, behind-the-scenes gossip and anecdotes from the highly-prized biennial matchplay tournament between Europe and the United States, from 22-24 September at the K Club, Straffan in Ireland's County Kildare.

But the build-up to the much-anticipated transatlantic contest has already started.

Our bloggers include Five Live's Iain Carter and Jay Townsend, providing his unique American angle, while Matt Slater and Rob Hodgetts will be your eyes and ears at the K Club. To find out more about them, check our About the authors page.

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