Originally Posted by Gunther
I enjoyed it, watched Fri and Sat. Cancelled the DVR setting for tomorrow since the US is out. Disappointing result but I liked the format.
I did enjoy the last hour or so yesterday. Very entertaining to watch the scenarios change in the final minutes- very reminiscent of Wirld Cup group play scenarios with goal differentials.
Some random thoughts:
1. Interesting that for sudden death elimination with Korea, we went with Kerr/Thompson. Could the world #1 Lewis have been out there? Could they have split the teams that day, cuz Lewis played with Creamer and they lost their match with Thailand(Kerr/Thompson won theirs with Thailand).
2. Inbee Park said her tricky downhill putt that beat the US was the MOST nervous of her life. The woman won 3 straight majors last year and this was her most nerve-wracking.
3. On the sudden death, US was in control after their drives on the reachable par 5. Inbee laid up short, and Ryu missed just short. It all boiled down to Lexi hitting her 5-iron a hair short and rolling back down the hill in a divot to near Ryu's ball. Lexi misplayed a putt up the hill and Ryu stuck it close with a bump and run. Inbee got up and down from 70yds, and Kerr two-putted for birdie. Lexi's par knocked us out, but she had been playing so well. She was probably right choice for sudden death so Lewis would've needed eagle over Kerr's birdie to have made a difference, I suppose.
Anyway, it was a dramatic finish. I liked that there were no captains. The team needed to decide who played in that sudden death and they chose to sit the world #1- fascinating.