The European Team has been underdogs for the past… many years. And in France, the course setup was crazy. The European Tour also plays the host course for a few years before the event(s). They do a LOT to try to win the Ryder Cup.
You don't seem to realize, too, how quickly a Ryder Cup can flip from 16-12 to 14-14 or worse.
That's not what you said, and not what we're talking about.
Day 92 (27 Sep 21) - worked extensively on pre-shot routine today - grip, shot flight, landing area, alignment (shoulders, hips, feet). Even though I kept the shots to the backyard, the focus was on repeating the setup steps no matter the shot distance, to ingrain a good solid pre-shot routine.
Had the opportunity to play it yesterday. Loved it. Fairways were in great shape, greens were fairly quick, a couple were a little spotty, but given the deluges of rain we have been having, I thought the place was in good shape. Great layout, making good use of the rolling landscape.. Not too hard, not too easy, just right. I'lll be back!