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2021 (2020) Ryder Cup


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2021 Ryder Cup  

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  1. 1. Who will win the 2021 Ryder Cup?

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    • U.S.A.
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    • Tied (Europe Retains)
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I just read an article that said all but one spot is known for Stickers picks. Can’t wait to find out who makes the team.  Any thoughts on pairings? I know tough since team is not fully formed. Calling the Thomas/Speith pairing. No brainer for Stricker. It is all but set. 

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On 8/30/2021 at 10:57 PM, klineka said:

Based on what logic? 

All around Harris English is a better golfer than both Horschel and Kisner, and it's not even really that close honestly.

English is the only one out of the 3 who has positive strokes gained in all 3 areas of tee to green this season (strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained, approach, and strokes gained around the green)

English is also ranked higher in strokes gained putting than both of them too.

English hits it further off the tee than both of them too. (299 yds vs 294 for horschel and 289 for kisner)

 

And you're choosing both of them over Xander too?? Xander is better tee to green than English is, and only a slightly worse putter than English, so the gap between Xander and Horschel/Kisner is even bigger than the gap between English and Horschel/Kisner.

Plus Xander averages 307 off the tee, which is further than English, further than Finau and only 1 yd behind Rahm, both of who are pretty widely known for their distance too. 

 

I'm just really struggling to understand what logic and facts lead you to believe Horschel and Kisner would give the US a greater chance of winning than Xander and English.

I think he likes Horschel and Kisner because they have proven themselves as great matchplay players. Horschel reigning WGC matchplay champion and Kisner with a 1st and a 2nd in the last 3 WGC matchplay events. Not choosing the reigning world champion in matchplay for your RC team would be pretty crazy don't you think? Regardless of what the strokes gained stats say. 

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23 minutes ago, iacas said:

When are picks actually made? I've done some searching and it says "less than a week after the Tour championship" and stuff, but when specifically?

Stricker is naming them on Wednesday.

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9 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Stricker is naming them on Wednesday.

I feel like that's some weird state secret or something. 🙂 I only looked for a few minutes, but you'd think that information would be a bit easier to find.

Thank you.

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

Wow so he went with Scheffler.

Olympics likely had some strong bonus points for him.

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6 minutes ago, DeadMan said:

I think those are good picks. I wonder what happens if Brooks cannot play because of his wrist injury - who does Stricker go with then? 

I'd guess either Reed or Na.  Not sure how bad Brooks' injury is, but I hope he can make a call early enough, one way or the other.

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

Highly doubtful. 😄

Seeing as he didn’t go to them.

LOL....my bad....I was reading "Schauffele"....duh!  

 

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