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Originally Posted by Elvisliveson


Originally Posted by ghalfaire

Just a small point, I didn't comment on the number of points O'toole made, I said she was undefeated and that was unusual for a rookie (not my exact words).  I think I later admitted my words, "almost unheard of" were probably over the top.  But I suspect that most rookies who get to play in 4 or more matches in the SC don't go undefeated, but admit I have not researched that.  However I'll stick by the conclusion that there was no meltdown by the US team in the last three matches which was your comment.  In my opinion the European team raised their game over the last 3 holes and the US didn't/couldn't keep pace in those last matches.  That isn't my understanding of a "meltdown".  To me a "meltdown" is a complete collapse and that isn't what happened.  Just an aside, and as stated earlier, if the top ranked US players had performed as expected it would have been pretty much over by the last three matches.  So if there was a meltdown by the US team (and I don't think there was)  it was much earlier than the last three matches.

I know. In essence, we were basically talking about whether her performance was exceptional or not and I realized you backed off. In my last post, I was responding to that other poster who tried to say my point was invalid simply because I gave O'toole credit for 1/2 point less than she earned, which was pretty silly.

But, going back to our original discussion, you didn't use that qualifier, "4 or more matches" in your OP. You said undefeated as a rookie, which has happened 4 times in the previous 3 Solheim Cups. But, even if you want to now use the qualifier, as I said before, in just the previous SC in 2009 Michelle Wie played in 4 matches, went undefeated and earned 3.5 points to lead her team, which also won the Cup.

Even though there is at least one other player who's done it, and one quite recently, the list is relatively short, so "unusual" might still fit. If he'd said "unheard of" or "unprecented" I could see the sticking point. Since I never read the entire thread I shouldn't comment further, but just throwing that out there.

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