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post #487 of 1058
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Originally Posted by Fact Man View Post

Jim Furyk - out and out the worst Ryder cup player in history. Along with much of the US team, he has no clutch whatsoever. And Tiger, watching him now it's hard to believe he used to be any good. Purely and simply a frontrunner, he struggles when the pressure is on and it's close. 

 
Overall, an American performance as ugly as Zac Johnson's nose.

 

overreact much?  They lost. Its golf where you cant impose your will on your opponent.  It happens.  People criticizing tiger for playing bad are delusional.  He had 7 birdies saturday afternoon and they lost to a guy who made 8 birdies and an eagle on his own ball.   You can't do anything about that.  

 

The only things I think anyone can be pissed off about are Phil and Keegan sitting, and Furyk/Striker playing bad.  I swear Furyk seems to hit the worst shots of his year at the Ryder Cup.

post #488 of 1058

That was an amazing last hour or two.  I feel lousy for Stricker and Furyk as they may never get the chance to play in the Ryder Cup again.  They would almost have to play their way on to have a chance in the future - in hindsight they were questionable Captain picks. 

I feel like I have never seen Justin Rose make clutch putts on the Tour so what he did on 17 and 18 is all the more impressive.  Great job by him and Poulter and Sergio getting it done on those last couple of holes.  In the end, the 17th hole absolutely killed the American team-- Furyk and Stricker played it very poorly (as did Duffner).  Phil played a great shot there but what a deuce by Rose.  Give the Euros credit -- they played out of their minds down the stretch and the Americans couldn't withstand it.

post #489 of 1058
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So I guess you're the guy that's buying the beer tonite.  

It's nearly 10 past midnight here,I'm off to bed!

post #490 of 1058
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Originally Posted by forza utreg View Post

btw... If i was a betting man and had money on a draw... I would ve jumped on a plain immediately to go after Tiger... What the hell was that all about!!??

I actually had a bet at 12/1 on a tie.  it was only $20 but still pissed that Tiger missed a two freakin footer.  Although like I said, who doesn't just concede the hole when both players are 2 feet out on a meaningless hole?

post #491 of 1058
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Originally Posted by eich41 View Post

I actually had a bet at 12/1 on a tie.  it was only $20 but still pissed that Tiger missed a two freakin footer.  Although like I said, who doesn't just concede the hole when both players are 2 feet out on a meaningless hole?
People with bets on a Euro win wouldn't have seen it as meaningless. Nor would anyone who prefers a win to a tie.
post #492 of 1058
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Anthony Kim is going to be the subject of "What ever happened to..." stories. Perhaps even a future 30 for 30 documentary.  I'm not even sure that he has a tour card for next year.


haha yeah probs

post #493 of 1058

Tiger Woods - a great example of the sorry state of the USA. Individualistic, self-obsessed, feels hard done by, and like most tournaments where he's not leading coming into day four - the inability to dig deep and show some heart.

post #494 of 1058
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Originally Posted by mazzamouth View Post


How is this on DLIII he didnt hit any shots..

 

Are you kidding?
So your point is the captain has no effect at all?  Why do they get captain’s picks? Why do they get to set the lineups? Why do they bother having a captain?
Why do baseball teams have managers and basketball teams have coaches?
Why does Urban Meyer get $5 million a year to coach OSU? He never runs the ball or throws the passes.

post #495 of 1058
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Originally Posted by Fact Man View Post

Tiger Woods - a great example of the sorry state of the USA. Individualistic, self-obsessed, feels hard done by, and like most tournaments where he's not leading coming into day four - the inability to dig deep and show some heart.


Everyone is entitled to their opinion (especially on a forum) but that is simply not true.  Tiger is traditionally a grinder on Sunday even when he is not in contention.  He almost always moves up the leaderboard on Sunday so your statement is suspect at best.  He is struggling with his putter this year.  If you golf, you should understand.  He's human like the rest of us.  I am sorry but I don't think Stricker, Furyk et al are self-obsessed and individualistic.  If anything, I would say they wanted it too much and got beat by guys that knew they were playing as huge underdogs on Sunday. 

post #496 of 1058

This is so much more on DL3, Stricker and Furyk than Tiger.

post #497 of 1058

The simple truth of this weekend is that the American team was outplayed and outcoached.

 

DL3 made some VERY poor choices for reasons we may never understand.

 

The American team wilted under the pressure save for Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson and Dufner. Phil and Furyk did what they almost always have; crumbled. Nice guys finish last and these two are just too nice. Very little fire from them. That's why Bradley fit Mickelson so well; he MADE him play inspired. Once on his own, he failed; especially on those closing holes.

 

Go back and look at the look Rose gave Phil when Phil was giving him props for draining those putts on 16 & 17. Phil gave him thumbs up and Rose dead panned him, barely acknowledging his very presence.

post #498 of 1058

I look at it like this -

 

Thru Saturday's results we were like a football team up 14 points halfway thru the 3rd quarter. In control of the game, but a lot more game to be played. The other team just outplayed us down the stretch & kicked a field goal with 0:00 to edge us.

 

Second-guessing is natural, but in the end, their players simply played better when it mattered.

post #499 of 1058
Heck, the OSU guys who run don't get anything more than a couple tattoos for the millions they produce every Saturday. Seriously, I agree with your sentiment. DL3 could've set things differently. I wonder if he really coached not to lose rather than to win it.

Life goes on. We go to work tomorrow. The country still has problems. England is looking at the orincess's pictures. Spain is still bankrupt...
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Why does Urban Meyer get $5 million a year to coach OSU? He never runs the ball or throws the passes.
post #500 of 1058
Hell, I'm looking at the princess's pictures...
post #501 of 1058
Personally I just wonder how the outcome would have been had it not been for these 3 factors :
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1) Colsaerts performance on day 1 fourball.

2) Donald's tee shot on 17th day 2 fourball.

3) Strickers unexplainable chip on 17th today when he maybe could have putt....


Ray
post #502 of 1058
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Originally Posted by JerseyThursday View Post

 

Are you kidding?
So your point is the captain has no effect at all?  Why do they get captain’s picks? Why do they get to set the lineups? Why do they bother having a captain?
Why do baseball teams have managers and basketball teams have coaches?
Why does Urban Meyer get $5 million a year to coach OSU? He never runs the ball or throws the passes.

Seriously, he decides 4 players that are on the team (two of which played downright awful all weekend).  He also determines what the matchups are and who is playing in the first 16 matches.  He continued to put a poorly performing pair out there (Stricker/Woods), and sat the most dominant pair of the whole weekend on Saturday afternoon.  Maybe it wouldn't have mattered, but IMO it certainly didn't give us the best chance to win.  If Phil Jackson had benched Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals, in favor of Jo Jo English would it have been Jo Jo's fault or Phil Jacksons?  The coach/captains job is to pick the players, matchups, and pairings that give their team the best possible chance to win.  Benching a pair that demolished every team they played all weekend in favor of a pair who didn't win a single match doesn't accomplish that goal IMO.

post #503 of 1058
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Originally Posted by JerseyThursday View Post

 

Are you kidding?
So your point is the captain has no effect at all?  Why do they get captain’s picks? Why do they get to set the lineups? Why do they bother having a captain?
Why do baseball teams have managers and basketball teams have coaches?
Why does Urban Meyer get $5 million a year to coach OSU? He never runs the ball or throws the passes.


Yep it is not his fault.. ask 98% of pro ball players and they say why blame the manager?... Yea maybe he didnt pick some of the best people... but he is not out there missing 2 foot putts...LOL

 

If the US wins, none of you are arguing....LOL

post #504 of 1058
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Originally Posted by mazzamouth View Post

... but he is not out there missing 2 foot putts...LOL

 

 

So another thing to go into the "make it up as you go along" category.

It wasn't a 2 foot putt.

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