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2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France


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Well played team Europe, and well done Bjorn who obviously knows his stuff better than most of us give him credit for. Great tournament 👍

There is a classic management mistake known as "hoping for A while rewarding for B." As you note, we hope that our players will perform well on one type of course, while we select them based on their

I think the posts about it being an exhibition and players not caring is sour grapes.  The players care (especially the younger guys)  they just lost.  No excuses about it they just need to play bette

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I don't normally applaud a missed short putt, and I like Rahm, but I tuned in and Rahm misses a short putt to give Tiger a chance to salvage a full point.  And we evidently won a number of points while I slept! 

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Olessen beats Spieth 5&4 and I reckon we saw a handful of his putts, none of his approach play. 

Rahm way up there on 17, DJ in the water on 15. Starting to breathe a little easier now.

oh my DJ another monster putt!

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