Wednesday, October 6, 2010

On the Ryder Cup

  • First of all, WOOT!!!! Watching Europe win this cup was one of my favourite golf moments of all time. What an amazing tournament!
  • Can't help but feel good for Colin Montgomery who was the perfect ambassador for his players, for the tournament and for golf and in the process, was a pretty good ambassador for himself at the same time.
  • I think that the most wonderful score from the Sunday Singles was the following: M. Jimenez defeats B. Watson, 4 & 3. Watson must have felt that he'd been given a gift when he was paired with the aging Spaniard but he'd clearly forgotten the adage that old age and experience defeats youth and a bad haircut everytime. And man, that is a BAD haircut.
  • Phil Mickelson, by virtue of his atrocious record at this cup, becomes the worst American Ryder Cup participant ever, with a record 17 losses. Why does knowing that make me smile?
  • I do want to acknowledge that the Americans made this Ryder Cup a closer affair than I expected and that the display on Sunday was very impressive. But, the American team did lose. Having played a great tournament and having had a bunch of memorable moments doesn't negate that fact. So, and I'm looking at you Sports Illustrated, stop printing articles pretending that it wasn't REALLY a loss. See here, and here and this quotation from SI Senior Writer Jim Gorant about 2012 at Medina: "U.S. Wins 16-12. Write it down." I think the players understand the weight of the loss - it's why the tournament is so great - but this overcompensating media response makes the team look like sore losers.
  • Welcome to the world Graeme McDowell, Ricky Fowler, Martin Kaymer, the Molinaris and Jeff Overton.

See you in Chicago!

2 comments:

  1. That was very tense at the end, wasn't it!

    And did I see that Lee Westwood(!) is about to become the new #1?

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  2. And, although it has nothing to do with golf, good luck with the singing at the game tonight! I hope it's lots of fun!

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