Originally Posted by mvmac
Johnny Miller Quote:
I'm not a big believer in doing anything historical, because historically, we suck in The Ryder Cup. I like new blood...
I don't know if you can do anything historically. People say, you have to pick people with experience; I don't want a guy on my team with losing experience. I'd rather have a guy that's fresh and says I'm going to win.
I like the young blood personally. I like it when the young guys sometimes get paired together instead of throwing them in with a veteran that's lost five straight Ryder Cups.
Originally Posted by k-troop
Luke Donald is a great match player because he's a great putter, and he knows that he has a great chance to get down in 2 from anywhere within 100 yards. It can be demoralizing for a bomber to outdrive your opponent by 50 yards on every hole, but still have a longer putt.
Originally Posted by sean_miller
One element in being a successful match play player is consistency. Another element is being able to make birdies in bunches and to play with a certain bravado - matching the other player's great shot with one of your own. Mahan did flub that shot, but he's made some great clutch shots since then. Guys like Seve and Tom Watson (for example) could play consistently but they're best known for getting up and down from all over the place. Often for birdie. Did anyone else enjoy Fowler's great finish in that one match last time around? I did. Would Rickie Fowler ever be considered consistent? What about Ian Poulter?
Young, New Blood, Putting Great, Consistent High Finishes and Making a lot of Birdies? How about Luke Guthrie?
Who you say? Turned pro this year and has a 68.33 PGA Tour scoring average and a 67.45 ave on the Web.com Tour. Would lead the PGA Tour in "Strokes Gained Putting," "Par Breakers," "Scoring Average," "Scrambling," and a number of other categories if he had enough rounds to qualify.
Is 120 under par as a pro (3 PGA Tour events and 6.5 Web.com events): t19, t5, t18 on PGA Tour followed by P2, t3, t10, t6, cut and a win on the Web.com Tour.