Europe's Ryder Cup heroes head to the U.S.
November 21, 2012 -- Updated 1413 GMT (2213 HKT)
Martin Kaymer holed the putt which ensured Europe would retain the Ryder Cup.
- Martin Kaymer to join the PGA Tour in 2013
- The former world No.1 holed the putt which retained Ryder Cup for Europe
- European Ryder Cup rookie Nicolas Colsaerts also heading to the U.S.
- Peter Hanson, David Lynn and Ryo Ishikawa also secure Tour cards for 2013
(CNN) -- In September, Europe went to the U.S. and staged one of sport's most unlikely comebacks to retain the Ryder Cup.
Two months later, three of Jose Maria Olazabal's victorious team have decided to head stateside on a permanent basis by joining the PGA Tour.
Former world No. 1 Martin Kaymer holed the putt which ensured the trophy would be heading back to Europe. The German will join the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods on the U.S.-based circuit in 2013.
Greatest sporting drama of all time?
Team Europe relishes Ryder Cup win
"Only in America": Ryder Cup comeback
The only major win of the current world No. 30's career came at the 2010 PGA Championship.
Kaymer will be joined on the PGA Tour by Belgium's two-time European Tour winner Nicolas Colsaerts, who impressed as a Ryder Cup rookie at Medinah Country Club.
Sweden's Peter Hanson is the third member of the European team trio to be joining the ranks of the PGA Tour.
England's David Lynn picked up the only European Tour win of his career at the 2004 KLM Open.
But a breakthrough 2012 season, which has seen Lynn finish second to world No. 1 McIlroy at the PGA Championship and rise to a career high 40th in the rankings, has been enough to earn the 39-year-old a PGA card.
Japanese rising star Ryo Ishikawa will also join the Tour full time in 2013. He achieved his best result at a PGA Tour event in March by finishing second at the Puerto Rico Open.
Ishikawa, ranked 77th in the world, joined the PGA Tour as a special temporary member earlier this year and has played 10 events this season.
Part of complete coverage on
March 6, 2014 -- Updated 1649 GMT (0049 HKT)
CNN travels to the Arizona State University where budding golfers are combining training with studying.
March 6, 2014 -- Updated 1648 GMT (0048 HKT)
In the next four months Matt Fitzpatrick will play in the Masters, U.S. Open and the Open Championship.
March 6, 2014 -- Updated 1648 GMT (0048 HKT)
With more prize money and less travel on offer, many of the top European players are now playing the PGA Tour.
March 6, 2014 -- Updated 1650 GMT (0050 HKT)
Edoardo Molinari gives you tips on how to get more spin when using the wedge.
February 17, 2014 -- Updated 1734 GMT (0134 HKT)
Henrik Stenson's accountant must be grinning from ear to ear after last year's incredible success. But the world No. 3 isn't getting carried away.
February 14, 2014 -- Updated 1831 GMT (0231 HKT)
Tiger Woods' career may or may not be on the wane, but the fortunes of his niece Cheyenne are most definitely on the rise.
Rory McIlroy looks to be back to his best, says Living Golf's Shane O'Donoghue, but you can never rule out a wounded Tiger.
January 28, 2014 -- Updated 2249 GMT (0649 HKT)
The year 1989 launched the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament and the baseball film "Field of Dreams" -- and they have much in common.
January 17, 2014 -- Updated 1119 GMT (1919 HKT)
This sub-zero snow challenge could provide the perfect off-piste adventure -- with the added bonus of seeing the Aurora Borealis.
January 7, 2014 -- Updated 1505 GMT (2305 HKT)
Remember the name: Jordan Spieth is only 20 years of age, but the golfer is already being mentioned in the same breath as Tiger Woods.
January 1, 2014 -- Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT)
Golfer Rory McIlroy and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki usher in 2014 by announcing their engagement on social media.
December 24, 2013 -- Updated 1213 GMT (2013 HKT)
Sergio Garcia puts his hand in his pocket to help out a small Spanish football team -- and gets to live out his dream by getting involved on the pitch.
December 18, 2013 -- Updated 1449 GMT (2249 HKT)
She's the teen queen of crazy golf -- at just 18 Olivia Prokopova has more Masters green jackets than Tiger Woods did at the same age.
December 13, 2013 -- Updated 1210 GMT (2010 HKT)
She's the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and now teen sensation Lydia Ko looks set for a long and lucrative professional career.
December 13, 2013 -- Updated 1355 GMT (2155 HKT)
If the figures for childhood obesity in the U.S. are not shocking enough, statistics among Native Americans are yet more sobering.
Today's five most popular stories