You guys could slice this and dice this 7 ways to Sunday, and it won't matter.....ultimately the US team LOST, no they didn't choke that's utter BS, they lost the Ryder Cup to a superior European team on Singles Sunday.
You can talk about DL3's picks, his lineup, decision to sit PM and KB on the fourball all you want, but the reality is this. The Ryder Cup didn't end on Friday. Or Saturday.
Bradley/Watson/Snedeker/Simpson all on fire Friday and Saturday...woooohooo! Great ! But hey......you still got to do your job on Sunday. And they didn't. Plain and simple. You don't get half-pregnant. You're either pregnant or your not !
You give a 100% or you give nothing ! The country's pride is on the line here....you are there to beat your opponent and nothing else. You don't give up and sure as hell you DON'T thumbs up your opponent for sinking a birdie putt on the 17th to get the match square ! If your opponent birdies a hole, you damn well show him you can do better the next. That's a professional and hey, surprise, surprise...that's sportmanship too !
Diss Tiger for all you want, but the guy never gave up....he had a dismal session on the first day morning, but then in the fourballs, even though he was playing poorly in the front nine, he picked himself up and pretty much carried the pair all the way home himself....unfortunately he ran into a Belgian who could have sunk a putt from downtown Chicago.....and also 1 superb tee shot on the 17th by Donald.
Tiger's approach, chip and putt on Sunday at the 18th was inconsequential....who give a shit if the match end 14-14 or 13-15 or whatever ? The cup was L-O-S-T !! Lost. Game over....doesn't make a damned difference what Tiger or Molinari did....at that point, the Ryder Cup was over.
Ollie could have let the guys go good good, but he didn't simply because in his mind he wanted to try to get the cup by winning outright rather than draw...which is really dumb, because hey....guess what ? You've already won the damn Cup !