- 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!