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post #163 of 336

Damn! Thanks for that RJH I thought I'd unearthed a secret ploy but the robot having a Canadian passport probably puts the mockers on it. Shame

post #164 of 336

Obviously we can't pick a Canadian Robot but we do need to think outside the box if we're going to have a chance.  

 

How about The Aflac Duck, Happy Gilmore or Kevin Costner?

post #165 of 336
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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

Obviously we can't pick a Canadian Robot but we do need to think outside the box if we're going to have a chance.  

How about The Aflac Duck, Happy Gilmore or Kevin Costner?
The Aflac Duck isn't particularly good at golf, Happy Gilmore is past his prime, and Kevin Costner has a tendency for 12's.
post #166 of 336

I think I'd be giving serious thought to Ashley Bongiovanni too. She'd surely unnerve Rory? Put her in a fourball with Paulina Gretzky - you never know, it might work - especiallynow that Kuchar and Dufner look like being the latest non-runners

 

'Groundskeeper Willie' is another possibility that occurs to me as well

post #167 of 336
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I think I'd be giving serious thought to Ashley Bongiovanni too. She'd surely unnerve Rory? Put her in a fourball with Paulina Gretzky - you never know, it might work - especiallynow that Kuchar and Dufner look like being the latest non-runners

'Gamekeeper Willy' is another possibility that occurs to me as well
That blonde chick tryna get with Rory?...lmao Groundskeeper Willie would be great, he is Scottish though.
post #168 of 336

That's her, I stalked her down!!!

 

She's even given an interview and tried to talk about golf. I wasn't sure if she was claiming to have shot three holes in one (she used some funny American phrase that distorted on the audio) but then the way that conversation was going it needn't have been golf she was talking about

 

Damn you otherwise though, you got my quote and spelling on Groundskeeper Willie before I'd amended it, but I reckon he must be naturalised American by now as he's been living in Springfield for about 20 years 

post #169 of 336
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That's her, I stalked her down!!!

She's even given an interview and tried to talk about golf. I wasn't sure if she was claiming to have shot three holes in one (she used some funny American phrase that distorted on the audio) but then the way that conversation was going it needn't have been golf she was talking about

Damn you otherwise though, you got my quote and spelling on Groundskeeper Willie before I'd amended it, but I reckon he must be naturalised American by now as he's been living in Springfield for about 20 years 
Very true but I do believe he would prefer to represent ScotLAND.

You know, I hate to be self-centered, but I am eligible for a call-up. Thoughts?
post #170 of 336

The way this is starting to take shape, the US team is going to be bringing more trainers with them than they are Assistant Captains.

post #171 of 336
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The Aflac Duck isn't particularly good at golf, Happy Gilmore is past his prime, and Kevin Costner has a tendency for 12's.

 

How about we just get Will Smith to caddy for us?

post #172 of 336
Feel bad for Tom. He's going to get the historical blame for the drubbing they're going to get.
post #173 of 336

Monty Watson's Flying Circus

 

The US needs to radically rethink the whole way it approaches Ryder Cup. My own view is it says one thing, and does another. Put simply, it thinks it gets it, but it doesn't. It might also help if it were able to perhaps face up to a few home truths and recognise why Europe gets fired up for it, and perhaps acknowledge their own contribution to this, rather than looking for much more palatable, but less accurate explanations, in things like venues, tactics, selections etc

 

Now it might be that they are able to rescue something from this fast deteriorating position. They had better do. If they get blown away on the first morning they'll be going home with either us laughing at them all the way, or, (and I'm not so sure this would be even worse) with our genuine sympathy and good wishes. I still think they're going to put up a much better showing than most of you as it happens, but even my own enthusiasm that the US could spring a surprise has started to subside now

 

I'm equally perplexed by some of the comments being attributed to Phil Mickelson over the last 2 weeks. It strikes me that he might be looking for an excuse to go AWOL. His recent record in Europe has been nothing short of appalling. On his record alone you couldn't pick him, but I do wonder if Mickelson senses whats coming and doesn't really know if he wants to be part of it. This is precisely the time though when Mickelson needs to be stepping forward and sounding the clarion, not preparing the gorund for his own personal retreat and trying to mask it as a noble act of self-sacrifice. If I were Tom I'd be inclined to ask him straight out. If he doesn't fancy the gig, then I'd tell him to clear off and I'll go find some proper men prepared to stand up and have ago. Basically I'd be looking to an answer to this suggestion he's made about not being worth his place if he fails to qualify outright, which was spun (one assumes with steer from Mickelsons camp) to suggest he would do something honourable, like stepping aside (I'd call it cowardly Phil, if that's what you were really contemplating). No Tiger, No Johnson, No Dufner, No Kurcher, and you too decide to run off..... urm ..... let's see what he does, as this could be his chance to redeem himself and become a real hero. No one thinks worse of him if he fails, but he sounds beaten before he's even struck a  ball, and those types are invaribaly no good to you

 

To be honest, the problems started to my eyes at least (as I said at the time) months ago, and this apparent Tiger fetish that America has really doesn't help. Tom could have moved more decisively back in May. It just got worse from then on in. The preparation was all over the place and you could see there was little semblence of team or focus beyond platitudes served up on social media or press releases. Empty words I'm afraid.

 

I'm waiting to see who the first American will be who turns up at Gleneagles for the first time and starts complaining about the course? or the penal rough designed specifically one suspects for a big hitting left hander with a flakey temperament. There's a rather obvious rebuke to that one, but we'll safe it for now

 

I really don't want to see Tom Watson humiliated, and I'm still hopeful that he won't be, but if the US is going to make the paradigm shift it needs to, then perhaps a heavy defeat is what's needed. Mind you, they had two of those in 2004 and 2006 and they're still making some of the same mistakes in 2014. I also wonder if some pressure could be brought upon the USPGA from the fans upward to basically say "sort this out, as we're sick of this national humiliation every 2 years and have frankly had enough of it"

post #174 of 336

The fact Zach Johnson is playing solid this week pretty much gaurantees him a Captain's pick. He doesn't have to do anything great...just make the cut and post a top-30 finish. While Keegan is struggling, I think he's also a lock for the team. Then it all depends on if Phil can get in and whether Dufner stays in the top-9 or pulls out of the team with an injury.

post #175 of 336
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The fact Zach Johnson is playing solid this week pretty much gaurantees him a Captain's pick. He doesn't have to do anything great...just make the cut and post a top-30 finish. While Keegan is struggling, I think he's also a lock for the team. Then it all depends on if Phil can get in and whether Dufner stays in the top-9 or pulls out of the team with an injury.

With Dufner's withdrawal, Zach will move ahead of Duf so long as he makes the cut. None of the immediate challengers on the bubble have yet made a move to the top of the leaderboard, so Duf may just hang on to his place on the team, despite his injury.
post #176 of 336
Rough week for Keegan
post #177 of 336
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Rough week for Keegan
Rough week for former champs 'cept McIlroy. Dufner WD, Kaymer, Bradley, Yang, Tiger WD.
post #178 of 336
Phil Mickelson needs to earn a $104,691 paycheck this weekend to supplant Jason Dufner for the final qualifying slot. Last year, an 18th-place finish wrote that check, but the purse has been increased by $2 million for 2014. At T7 after two rounds, Phil is now in a commanding position to earn his place on Team USA.
post #179 of 336
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Originally Posted by RJH999 View Post

Tiger WD.

 

He finished.

 

This could be good for the U.S. team. They'll be underdogs.

post #180 of 336
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He finished.

This could be good for the U.S. team. They'll be underdogs.
You know, I musta had a Terry Bradshaw moment or something. Cause I don't even know why I posted that.
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