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La Ryder Cup 2010

The US (R) and Europe Ryer Cup (L) teams listen to the opening ceremony at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on September 30, 2010. The 2010 Ryder Cup between US and Europe begins on October 1, 2010. AFP PHOTO/PETER MUHLY

El equipo de Europa se ha llevado la Ryder Cup de 2010, ese trofeo golfístico que se me antoja parecido a la Copa Davis de tenis. Nuestro excéntrico fumador de puros Miguel Ángel Jimenez formaba parte de la selección de Europa que venció al combinado de los USA. El golf es un deporte difícil de fotografiar y más aun en un evento de las dimensiones de la Ryder Cup. Debes cargar con el equipo siguiendo a los jugadores en su andar por los diferentes hoyos como si fueras un caddie. Es muy importante el silencio para no molestar al jugador de golf durante el golpeo. Los fotógrafos deben disparar después de que el golfista golpeé la bola. Por eso no abundan las fotos en el instante decisivo del golpeo. En una ocasión vi a un jugador encararse a un fotero por que había hecho ruido haciéndole fallar el tiro. Debes tirar con tele y soltar ráfagas calculando con el encuadre por donde irá la bola...

Os dejo esta amplia edición de las imágenes enviadas por las agencias de esta Ryder Cup marcada por la lluvia, el barro y la victoria en los últimos hoyos de la selección de Europa.

ARA4. NEWPORT (REINO UNIDO), 2/10/2010.- El golfista Lee Westwood, del equipo europeo, celebra una buena jugada en la segunda jornada de la Copa Ryder en el campo de golf Celtic Manor en Newport (Gales) Reino Unido hoy, sábado, 2 de octubre de 2010. EFE/Gerry Penny

Europe's Miguel Angel Jimenez blows smoke from a cigar during the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales, Friday, Oct.  1, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Phil Mickelson, left, of the U.S. and Europe's Ross Fisher prepare to putt on the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Saturday, Oct.  2, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Spectators shelter under umbrellas as they watch play on the third day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Sunday, Oct.  3, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Spectators walk through the mud caused by heavy rainfall around the course on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Monday, Oct.  4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Spectators make their way to the course through foggy conditions on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Monday, Oct.  4, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

ARA11 NEWPORT (REINO UNIDO) 01/10/10. Encargados de mantenimiento del campo retiran agua de una calle en la primera jornada de la Copa Ryder, en el campo de golf de Celtic Manor, en Newport (Gales), Reino Unido, el viernes 1 de octobre de 2010. La lluvia ha obligado a parar la competición cuando apenas acababa de comenzar la primera jornada del torneo, que enfrenta a los equipos de Europa y Estados Unidos. EFE/Andy Rain

Tiger Woods' ball lands in the mud after his shot from the 1st tee on the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Saturday, Oct.  2, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A rainbow is seen over the course on the third day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Sunday, Oct.  3, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Golf fans dressed as Europe Ryder Cup player Miguel Angel Jimenez are pictured walking through the mud following heavy rainfall on the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 2, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

Europe's Miguel Angel Jimenez and his caddie Michael Hough line up a shot on the 10th green on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Monday, Oct.  4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Spectators dressed up in fancy costumes carry cups of beer on the second day of the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, South Wales October 2, 2010.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

ARA28 NEWPORT (REINO UNIDO), 03/10/2010. El golfista irlandés Padraig Harrington, del combinado europeo, compite en su partido "fourball" contra los estadounidenses Jim Furyk y Dustin Johnson (no aparecen en la imagen) durante la tercera jornada de la Copa Ryder disputada en el campo de golf Celtic Manor, en Newport (Gales), Reino Unido, el domingo 3 de octubre de 2010. EFE/Andy Rain

Golf fans walk through the mud following heavy rain during the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 2, 2010. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Europe Ryder Cup player Ian Poulter (C) is reflected in a pond as he walks on the 3rd green while playing against US Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar in the Session 4 Singles games on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 4, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

Empty drinks and crisp packets are pictured on a table in the tented vllage area as play is suspended due to heavy rainfall on the first day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 1, 2010. Mother Nature wreaked havoc with the Ryder Cup here Friday as torrential rain forced the suspension of play after Europe seized the early initiative at a water-logged Celtic Manor. Play was halted with the Europeans leading their American rivals in three of the four morning fourballs as the 38th edition of the fiercely contested bienniel contest got under way in testing conditions. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Ryder Cup merchandise is pictured on the first day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 1, 2010. Mother Nature wreaked havoc with the Ryder Cup here Friday as torrential rain forced the suspension of play after Europe seized the early initiative at a water-logged Celtic Manor. Play was halted with the Europeans leading their American rivals in three of the four morning fourballs as the 38th edition of the fiercely contested bienniel contest got under way in testing conditions. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

A man streaks across the 18th green on the fourth day of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales October 4, 2010.  REUTERS / Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin stands on the first tee as he watches singles matches on the fourth day of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales October 4, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Europe's Ian Poulter catches a ball on the 17th hole on the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Saturday, Oct.  2, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

US Ryder Cup player Stewart Cink putts on the 8th during the opening round of fourballs on the first day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 1, 2010.  AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

The scorebaord is updated during the opening round of Fourballs on the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 2, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

European Ryder Cup player Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after failing to get out of the bunker on 18 during his singles match on the fourth day of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales October 4, 2010.   REUTERS / Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

US Ryder Cup player Bubba Watson removes his shoes and socks from one foot as he prepares to hit out of the water on the 4th as he plays against Europe Ryder Cup player Miguel Angel Jimenez in the Session 4 Singles games on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 4, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

European Ryder Cup players Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (L) and Peter Hanson of Sweden wait to play a shot on the 18th fairway on third day of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales October 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Europe's Rory McIlroy lines up a putt on the 18th green on the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Saturday, Oct.  2, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Holly Sweeney, partner of Europe Ryder Cup team player Rory McIlroy, watches the action in the second session of golf Foursomes on the third day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 3, 2010. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY

US Ryder Cup player Tiger Woods is pictured on the 18th hole after losing in session 3 of the Foursomes to Europe Ryder Cup players Lee Westwood and Luke Donald on the third day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 3, 2010. AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY

Europe's Miguel Angel Jimenez hits a shot out of the bunker on the 15th hole on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Monday, Oct.  4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

European Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari of Italy reacts on the 17th green after the European team win the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales October 4, 2010.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF IMAGES OF THE DAY)

European Ryder Cup player Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain celebrates with fans as he walks to the clubhouse after Europe won the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales October 4, 2010.      REUTERS/Brian Snyder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Europe Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie (R) lifts the Ryder Cup after beating the US by 14 1/2 points to 13 1/2 points on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 4, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

The Europe Ruder Cup team pose for pictures after beating the US by 14 1/2 points to 13 1/2 points on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 4, 2010. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY

A golf fan draped in the US flag walks between holes during the Session 4 Singles games on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf competition between US and Europe at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on October 4, 2010. AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY

Spectators are reflected in a water feature at the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales, Friday, Oct.  1, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)