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Exactly whose idea was it to hold this tournament at a course across the street from a race track on the same weekend as said race track is hosting the British Superbike Grand Prix? The buzzing of motorcycle engines is driving me mad, and I'm watching on TV.
That's essentially what Europe does with half of its qualifying places; since the best American players play in non-PGA Tour events, I don't know whether that would make any significant difference. What were the points earned as of the PGA Championship?
Indeed, they did, but the post-mortem for this Ryder Cup should not be that it was a lost cause from the start. The U.S. team that prevailed at Valhalla was far less talented than this squad; the 2010 team was similarly outmatched, yet it still managed to take the Europeans to the wire. This should not have been a blowout.
Finally, someone has asked the $64,000 question: if the blueprint to defeating Europe was laid out in 2008, why have the last three American captains been so unwilling to follow those plans?
It's only a matter of when Europe wraps it up, and who delivers the knockout blow.
The Americans have been losing the 13th hole all weekend; clearly, the ideal position for the approach is behind those gorse bushes left of the fairway. I don't recognize skinny, bearded Darren Clarke.
Spieth and Mahan need to find a second wind from deep inside. Also: KOOCH!
The Furyk-Garcia and Simpson-Poulter matches are worrying for prospects of a comeback. Team USA could have a lot of momentum through the middle of the order if it gets out to an early lead, but then it puts its two nerviest grinders out against the two most volatile performers on the European side. Those two matches have "rally killer" written all over them.
Tom's rookies have kept Team USA from devastation so far; he has to send Spieth, Reed, Walker, and Fowler out first tomorrow. Unless McGinley's been cute, he'll put his top three guys (McIlroy, Garcia, Rose) at the top of the sheet. The Americans' only chance is if the rookies can somehow upset Europe's top dogs, and that once the head falls, the body will follow.
Prescient. Clairvoyant, even.
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