Originally Posted by StealthTrader
Rory and GMac are going to be very tough to beat.
Phil and Bradley should be able to take Luke and Sergio.
Dufner and Zach is the easiest pick of all.
Tiger and Stricker will have very little trouble with their opposition.
I've got the U.S. Up 3 after Friday.
Game 1: McIlroy being given the responsibility and his preferred partner, but I think Furyk/Snedeker will be very hard to beat - interesting to see how Snedeker reacts as the only rookie in the foursome. Could go either way - but if McIlroy is at the top of his game, I think they'll win
Game 2: Luke Donald is the single best foursomes player on both teams - played 6 and won 6 at the Ryder Cup, 4 of those were with Sergio. Garcia isn't bad himself - played 10 foursomes, won 9, halved 1, and always produces his best at the Ryder Cup. Mickelson has a poor Ryder Cup record, seems to havenever really found a good partner. Bradley is a rookie albeit a great putter. This is Europes est partnership and I expect them to win
Game 3: Bit of a strange match up. Westwood is a another great Ryder Cup player but Molinari seems like he has been landed on him without much reason (Kaymers poor form doesn't help). That said Molinari is far more suited to foursomes - he has his problems putting from time to time ut I don't think he will make a huge amount of mistakes. Zach Johnson is a bit like Molinari, except his advantage is with the putter. This is a big step for Dufner - a lot of his good form was earlier in the season, but agan he looks like a good foursomes player. Could go either way - I certainly don't see it as an easy pick (its not the most inspiring or frightening of US partnerships)
Game 4: The best US partnership against probably the feistiest European - Stricker and Woods should win but oulter and Rose won't exactly roll over for them
Sitting on the fence I'll go 2-2 after the first session or possibly 2.5-1.5 to Europe. Foursomes will be one of Europes strong points. Overall I reckon US will win - probably be relatively close after the first two days, but US are definitely defintely stronger in singles - Europe will need at least a 9-7 lead to have a chance