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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:03 pm

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Post by McLaren on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:10 pm

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:20 pm

GET IN THE HOLE!

Am I doing this right? Wink

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:24 pm

Let's hope it's close...Have my doubts..

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Post by Davie on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:27 pm

Don't worry TRUSS - we'll try not to beat you by too much...

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:29 pm

On a serious note. (Boo I hear you say!)
I am thinking about the singles match up on Sunday.
My thoughts are Phil Mickelson v Henrik Stenson (The Open v2) and Rory McIlroy v Ryan Moore (TC v2) - but more likely Dustin Johnson. Danny Willett (Masters) v Jimmy Walker (PGA) Justin Rose (Gold medal Olympics) v Matt Kuchar (Bronze medal Olympics)

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:43 pm

They don't get to pick who plays who, they put players in a list and then they play one another.

For instance, whoever they pick at #1 at their list plays one another, the captains don't conspire to make matches happen.

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Post by Seve76 on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:46 pm

Yep, was just about to say that myself.
I'm always surprised that some people think the match-ups are arranged - the captains submit their parings & orders blind; it's then pot luck who ends up playing who.

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Post by Seve76 on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:50 pm

Maybe it comes from the famous "I want Wadkins!" episode from 1985, when Manuel Pinero asked to play in the top singles match.
It's a nice little story, but in reality Jacklin had no way of knowing for sure that Trevino would put Wadkins out first.

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 1:50 pm

When are the first pairings to be announced?

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Post by pedro on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:06 pm

super_realist wrote:When are the first pairings to be announced?
At the end of the opening ceremony. I.e. tonight late.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:08 pm

super_realist wrote:They don't get to pick who plays who, they put players in a list and then they play one another.

I am suspicious, Super. Let's just say I think - and I may be wrong and not live up to my username - that the TV companies might "want" to have some interesting match ups.
We'll see.

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:12 pm

If that was the case INW, then how do you explain things like Celtic Manor where America stacked their best players at the bottom and Europe at the top, or at Medinah when America completely messed up their picks in singles?

I don't think it transpires the way you think, otherwise it wouldn't have been Phil v Gallacher or McIlroy v Fowler at Gleneagles.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:18 pm

super_realist wrote:McIlroy v Fowler at Gleneagles.
. Kind of proves my point. Who played with McIlroy in the Open that year in the last round?

I know I am being disingenuous, but lets see.

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:26 pm

Not really, that wouldn't be the match which people wanted to see, it would have been McIlroy V Reverend Spieth. You can't tell me that G-Fat V Spieth was a more desirable match up?

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Post by pedro on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:30 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:the TV companies might "want" to have some interesting match ups.
Sam Allerdyce is free this week so maybe he can be hired as facilitator.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:31 pm

Well, it wasn't Spieths amazing season. That was 2015. If the Ryder Cup was in 2015 then McIlroy v Spieth would be right.

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:36 pm

Fowler still had won practically bugger all in 2014, so that wouldn't have been the plum draw either. At that time he was still one of the worlds "most over-rated players"

By sheer chance you are going to get some tantalising match ups by random, but that doesn't mean it is gerrymandered.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:49 pm

I believe it's totally random.
But even here the Europeans tend to have better strategerie with it than the US.

LoveIII just about broadcast to all and sundry @ Medinah, for instance, that Bubba would open the batting because he's fidgetty and likes to get a move on. Who better, then, to pitch against him than Cool Hand Luke, Steady Eddie with, at the time, a magical short game. Woods out last when his point didn't matter. Just plain daft.

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Post by robopz on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:21 pm

In the giving credit where credit is due category... Phil apologizes for his Sutton comments... says “I was totally in the wrong,”....

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/mickelson-calls-sutton-apologizes-critical-comments/

http://www.golfchannel.com/media/mickelson-im-so-so-sorry/

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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:23 pm

If the 12th singles point doesn't matter, why would Seve put Monty out last in 1997?

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:23 pm

Seve76 wrote:Maybe it comes from the famous "I want Wadkins!" episode from 1985, when Manuel Pinero asked to play in the top singles match.
It's a nice little story, but in reality Jacklin had no way of knowing for sure that Trevino would put Wadkins out first.

Rumor has it that Mickelson and Johanson asked to go out last in 95.....To renew a student rivalry..

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Post by robopz on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:27 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:
super_realist wrote:They don't get to pick who plays who, they put players in a list and then they play one another.

I am suspicious, Super. Let's just say I think - and I may be wrong and not live up to my username - that the TV companies might "want" to have some interesting match ups.
We'll see.
I've suspected such in some of the President's Cups... but not Ryder Cups. IMO both captains will make every pairing and slot every start time on the objective of winning that point. Only question in my mind is how willing are either of the captains to sit "out of form" players... or will everyone get to play at least 3.

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Post by wiretapper on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:36 pm

I think we all knew the order of the US team in the 2004 singles, Hal wasn't a very subtle captain Laugh

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:44 pm

robopz wrote:
I'm never wrong wrote:
super_realist wrote:They don't get to pick who plays who, they put players in a list and then they play one another.

I am suspicious, Super. Let's just say I think - and I may be wrong and not live up to my username - that the TV companies might "want" to have some interesting match ups.
We'll see.
I've suspected such in some of the President's Cups... but not Ryder Cups.  IMO both captains will make every pairing and slot every start time on the objective of winning that point.  Only question in my mind is how willing are either of the captains to sit "out of form" players... or will everyone get to play at least 3.

Woods v Andrew Coltart..

Woods v Molinari x 2....Hardly mouthwatering..

Wadkins played the spaniard because they knew Wadkins was a fast player and would probably go out first.

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:45 pm

GPB wrote:If the 12th singles point doesn't matter, why would Seve put Monty out last in 1997?

Who said 12th doesn't matter? Monty put GFat out last in 2010, and it was a great move.
The point is that captains try to think of the best combination. Some captains think front loading is best, some rear, some distributing the best players in strategic places. Part of their job, and to gerrymander it would make it a far less interesting spectacle.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:48 pm

It won't matter this time..

Your 6 rookies will be 7th to 12th in any order you like..

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Post by wiretapper on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 3:52 pm

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:It won't matter this time..

Your 6 rookies will be 7th to 12th in any order you like..

Do you really think we'll be that far in front by that point Whistle

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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:00 pm

Robo, Unfinished business;

A reply to your last Mickelson post



I have been reading the post 2014 RC Presser transcript  

http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=103079

For your convenience I have copy/pasted questions Phil answered but I linked the entire transcript to make sure you knew that I didn't take anything out of context.

Spoiler:
Q. Anyone that was on the team at Valhalla, can you put your finger on what worked in 2008 and what hasn't worked since?
PHIL MICKELSON: There were two things that allow us to play our best I think that Paul Azinger did, and one was he got everybody invested in the process. He got everybody invested in who they were going to play with, who the picks were going to be, who was going to be in their pod, who -- when they would play, and they had a great leader for each pod. In my case, we had Ray Floyd, and we hung out together and we were all invested in each other's play. We were invested in picking Hunter that week; Anthony Kim and myself and Justin were in a pod, and we were involved on having Hunter be our guy to fill our pod. So we were invested in the process. And the other thing that Paul did really well was he had a great game plan for us, you know, how we were going to go about doing this. How we were going to go about playing together; golf ball, format, what we were going to do, if so-and-so is playing well, if so-and-so is not playing well, we had a real game plan. Those two things helped us bring out our best golf. And I think that, you know, we all do the best that we can and we're all trying our hardest, and I'm just looking back at what gave us the most success. Because we use that same process in The Presidents Cup and we do really well. Unfortunately, we have strayed from a winning formula in 2008 for the last three Ryder Cups, and we need to consider maybe getting back to that formula that helped us play our best.

Q. That felt like a pretty brutal destruction of the leadership that's gone on this week.
PHIL MICKELSON: Oh, I'm sorry you're taking it that way. I'm just talking about what Paul Azinger did to help us play our best. It's certainly -- I don't understand why you would take it that way. You asked me what I thought we should do going toward to bring our best golf out and I go back to when we played our best golf and try to replicate that formula.

Q. That didn't happen this week?
PHIL MICKELSON: Uh (pausing) no. No, nobody here was in any decision. So, no.

Q. Another one for you. You've been a rookie, broken in a lot of rookies and the play of these three rookies; is this an indication that experience is overrated, or are they just unique in being able to handle the situation?
PHIL MICKELSON: They are awesome. They are awesome.

ZACH JOHNSON: (Nodding in agreement).

PHIL MICKELSON: In my 20 years of playing these team events, this is one of the best group of 12 players, quality golfers, quality people, and it's really been a pleasure to be with them and be a part of this team with them. The youthful energy that Jordan Spieth brought this week, that Patrick Reed brought, they are the ones that kept us in it. Now, I'm not a mathematician; had they given us eight and a half points, we would have won The Ryder Cup. But the 3 1/2 points they did give us was exceptional, and they kept us in it and they are just brilliant players.

Q. Can you tell us what you think of what Phil said about Paul Azinger?
TOM WATSON: I had a different philosophy as far as being a captain of this team. You know, it takes 12 players to win. It's not pods. It's 12 players. And I felt -- I based my decisions on -- yes, I did talk to the players, but my vice captains were very instrumental in making decisions as to whom to pair with. I had a different philosophy than Paul. I decided not to go that way. But I did have most of them play in the practise rounds together who played most of the time in the matches. I think that was the proper thing to do. Yes, I did mix-and-match a little bit from there, but again, you have to go with the evolution of the playing of the match and see who is playing the best and who to play with whom, and that's what I did.

Q. Do you think that Phil was being disloyal, because it sounded like that?
TOM WATSON: Not at all. He has a difference of opinion. That's okay. My management philosophy is different than his.

Q. You seem to know the strategy for winning The Ryder Cup. Are you willing to be --
PHIL MICKELSON: Oh, no, no -- I've been on eight losing teams -- no (laughter). I'm only reflecting on the one time in the last 15 years that we've won and what allowed us to do that, make no mistake.

Q. So does that mean you're not willing to do it in the future?
PHIL MICKELSON: Oh, that's way off in the future. Look, I intend to keep making this team as a player, and I intend to do my best to get on the Hazeltine team; again, for 20 years, not requiring a pick, I'm going to make that team on my own and I'm going to play my heart out to win only my third Ryder Cup victory (chuckling) to make my record an astounding 18 per cent or whatever (laughter). Again, I'm not a mathematician, I don't know. Win or lose, these are some of the best and most memorable weeks of my career. Yeah, it sucks losing, but the experience of spending time with these guys and spending time here in Scotland and the emotions that this event brings out in us, I cherish those forever.

…..

Q. You talk about the template there. Just curious to know, did you speak in advance with Tom about that, your preference for that template? Was this a conversation that you had in advance of coming over?
PHIL MICKELSON: What template are you talking about?

Q. Getting people involved, the pod system, and getting people involved in the process.
PHIL MICKELSON: No.

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Q. You've listened to the back and forth between Phil and Tom, and as the other veteran, I was curious for your opinion.
JIM FURYK: Gee, thanks (laughter). Just sitting over here minding my own business (laughter).

PHIL MICKELSON: I don't think the premise of your question is very well stated. I don't think that this has been back and forth.

JIM FURYK: I think that I have a lot of respect for both gentlemen. I've known Phil my entire life. Since I was 16, I've competed against him. He's one of my dearest friends on the PGA TOUR. And I have a lot of respect for our captain. I know he put his heart and soul in it for two years. He worked his ass off to try to provide what he thought would be the best opportunity for us. I don't think it's wise for either one of us to be pitted in the middle of that. I respect both of those gentlemen. I would suggest that you direct the questions that way rather than to put one -- I know what we are all trying to do. We all come here and we are trying to win a Ryder Cup together, trying to pull together as 12, as one unit. We've fallen short quite a bit, and it's -- you know, five of you have already asked me tonight what's the winning formula and what's the difference year-in, year-out. If I could put my finger on it, I would have changed this Poopie a long time ago but we haven't and we are going to keep searching.



Q. If I could ask Keegan and Phil, you guys, based on -- you know how well they fed off each other in 2012, how much did it hurt to sit out, particularly the foursomes, but for the entire day yesterday, and how do you feel about that situation?
PHIL MICKELSON: Go ahead, Keegan, I've probably said enough (laughter).
KEEGAN BRADLEY: The big excitement for me coming into Ryder Cup was playing with Phil. We talked about it months and months beforehand. We were bummed. It was a bummer. We want to go help the team, but the captain has to really -- he put out great players. It's not like you call up my uncles to come play (laughter), you get the best players in the world to back you up. But it was tough, it really was. I wanted to be out there with Phil. Probably my best golf memories are alongside my partner, Phil, in these team competitions, whether it's here or The Presidents Cup. So not going out and playing was tough, but you know, we went out and we wanted to root on the team and we wanted them to win.

Q. The Scottish golfing public have a great affinity with you, having won obviously the Scottish Open and the Open at Muirfield last year. What was it like today going around with Stephen? Give us your thoughts on how he handled his first Ryder Cup experience in singles.
PHIL MICKELSON: I've had a chance to get to know Stephen for awhile now and he's just a class act. He's just a quality guy. What I was really pleasantly surprised with was even though I knew there was going to be a huge home bias from the Scottish crowd, the people here were terrific. They just were very courteous, respectful of everybody. Obviously they were more boisterous in their applause for Stephen, that's great. But I was really pleasantly surprised with how well and with how much respect they treated myself, as well, also.

Sorry, I don't see "evisceration", "humiliation", "ambushing".  

I do see Phil answering the questions asked, and giving credit to Azinger and his system

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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:03 pm

super_realist wrote:
GPB wrote:If the 12th singles point doesn't matter, why would Seve put Monty out last in 1997?

Who said 12th doesn't matter? Monty put GFat out last in 2010, and it was a great move.
The point is that captains try to think of the best combination. Some captains think front loading is best, some rear, some distributing the best players in strategic places. Part of their job, and to gerrymander it would make it a far less interesting spectacle.

Kwini did:

kwinigolfer wrote:Woods out last when his point didn't matter. Just plain daft.



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Post by robopz on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:17 pm

GPB... you can parse that 2014 post RC presser anyway you like, but it's not gonna undo what it was. Everybody else seems to get it... kinda shocking that you still don't. Nothing else to say about it really, so believe what you want to believe... we'll just have to agree to disagree.


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Post by Davie on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:19 pm

Opening ceremony is from 10pm to 11:30pm tonight? (UK time) - how will they fill 90 minutes?

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:22 pm

I'm watching the Sky coverage, or rather all the filler on TV and there's a programme on about Clarke, must say he is a bit of a berk.

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Post by Shotrock on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:23 pm

I've got a feeling about this ...

US Team will overthink every decision.

Plenty of "European" Rookies, but I suspect enough Euro leadership to keep the ship steady.

Hope for and actually think this will be a close event and not another Euro route.

Can you believe my Sister-in-Law is hosting a family gathering Saturday afternoon? No way she would interrupt an Eagles game (bandwagon has standing room only at the moment), so why not give some respect to this exhibition event???

If any who read this are going, suggest a side trip to the Convention Grill in Edina:

http://www.conventiongrillmn.com/

I NEVER joke about food.

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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:35 pm

robopz wrote:GPB... you can parse that 2014 post RC presser anyway you like, but it's not gonna undo what it was.  Everybody else seems to get it... kinda shocking that you still don't.  Nothing else to say about it really, so believe what you want to believe... we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Its you (and other bloggers here) that is doing the parsing. You said Mickelson eviscerated and humiliated Watson. You are doing the Reading between the lines.

Why is it that the other players did not come to Watson's defense? The Media is the one that made the mountain out of the proverbial molehill (as they wont to do because it SELLS!)

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Post by pedro on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:36 pm

The order if players should be determined by the standings after Sat. If you're behind you should front load, if it's even it's probably better to balance out and assume the 12th match will matter. If you're ahead you should also front load to avoid the opponent to gain momentum, but only moderately.

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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:43 pm

Another case of a Media Made Mountain from a Molehill is the "Pete Willett" comments.

A reporter just asked DJohnson about ho Pete Willett's comments are being talked about in the Team room. DJohnson basically said it's not.

Its the media doing what the media does. Its trying to create something that is not there.

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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:45 pm

pedro wrote:The order if players should be determined by the standings after Sat. If you're behind you should front load, if it's even it's probably better to balance out and assume the 12th match will matter. If you're ahead you should also front load to avoid the opponent to gain momentum, but only moderately.

Davis Love was criticized by not putting out Phil/Keegan in the 4th session

He was also criticized for not front loading his singles lineup.

Keegan was put out third in the singles and Phil was put out 4th.

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Post by robopz on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:47 pm

GPB wrote:Its you (and other bloggers here) that is doing the parsing.  You said Mickelson eviscerated and humiliated Watson.  You are doing the Reading between the lines.
  I think you misstated that... Perhaps you accidentally left out the part in bold..."Its you (and other bloggers here, AND THE CONSENSUS OF THE WORLDWIDE MEDIA AND GOLF FANS AT THE TIME AND STILL TODAY) that is doing the parsing....."  

Phil set the stage for everything that happened in that presser before he ever went in there... You seem to forget that he was making the same kind of comments OUTSIDE the media center before that presser and they were circulating via social media as the presser was beginning... of course the topic was going to be broached again in the formal press conference.  How anyone can have been watching the entire context and sequence of events as they were happening and get any other impression that Phil wasn't throwing Watson entirely under the bus is just incredible to me. That's my last word on the subject. Believe what you want to believe.

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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:52 pm

Robo: How many times do I have to say that Mickelson could have been more diplomatic?

Spoiler:
MICKELSON COULD HAVE BEEN MORE DIPLOMATIC

Its your hyperbolic words like "evisceration" and "humilated" that I object to.

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Post by robopz on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 5:13 pm

I predict the captain of the winning team will be lauded as brilliant in his tactical decisions regarding his pairings and order in which he sends out his players. While of course the losing captain will have gotten it all wrong.

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Post by pedro on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 5:43 pm

In defense if Phil the presser was only a few hours after they lost. Obviously he's p!ssed.
If you see how footballers let alone managers react after a defeat, Phils comments are nothing but small talk in comparison.

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Post by super_realist on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 7:36 pm

Anyone watching The Ex Captains game? Looks like Crenshaw will be following Arnie into the cemetery soon.

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Post by robopz on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 7:54 pm

HILARIOUS....  from GolfWeek

CHASKA, Minn. – One key to winning the Ryder Cup? Why, making putts, of course.

Whether or not Team USA gets the putts to drop this weekend at Hazeltine remains to be seen, but on Thursday one American fan proved he can make a big putt to beat the Europeans.

Confused? We’ll explain: European players Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan kept missing a 12-foot putt on the eighth green when an American fan named David Johnson started heckling the players, according to the PGA Tour’s Ben Everill. The fan then contested that he could make it, so the other two Europeans in the group, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, brought the fan onto the green to attempt the putt. (Rose even putt $100 on it; “I thought it might make it a bit more real for him, but clearly not,” Rose told Golf Channel’s Steve Burkowski.)

That’s when the unthinkable happened: the fan (in jeans and loafers, no less) took Sullivan’s putter and sank the putt, celebrating with some powerful fist pumps. The Europeans couldn’t help but high-five the guy, either.


Here's the video of it from Rory's Twitter feed... notice Rose's $100 on the ground by the ball as the guy is getting ready to putt... https://twitter.com/McIlroyRory/status/781535441233162241

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Post by McLaren on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:00 pm

Super

Crenshaw isn't that old.
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Post by McLaren on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:01 pm

I totally forgot RCB was in the team.
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Post by GPB on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:32 pm

McLaren wrote:I totally forgot RCB was in the team.

I have a feeling Clarke might forget that Wood and Fitzpatrick are on the team until Sunday.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:33 pm

Montgomerie in 1997, or McDool in 2010 for that matter, wasn't exactly the equivalent of Woods.

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Post by Davie on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:37 pm

robopz wrote:HILARIOUS....  from GolfWeek

CHASKA, Minn. – One key to winning the Ryder Cup? Why, making putts, of course.

Whether or not Team USA gets the putts to drop this weekend at Hazeltine remains to be seen, but on Thursday one American fan proved he can make a big putt to beat the Europeans.

Confused? We’ll explain: European players Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan kept missing a 12-foot putt on the eighth green when an American fan named David Johnson started heckling the players, according to the PGA Tour’s Ben Everill. The fan then contested that he could make it, so the other two Europeans in the group, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, brought the fan onto the green to attempt the putt. (Rose even putt $100 on it; “I thought it might make it a bit more real for him, but clearly not,” Rose told Golf Channel’s Steve Burkowski.)

That’s when the unthinkable happened: the fan (in jeans and loafers, no less) took Sullivan’s putter and sank the putt, celebrating with some powerful fist pumps. The Europeans couldn’t help but high-five the guy, either.


Here's the video of it from Rory's Twitter feed... notice Rose's $100 on the ground by the ball as the guy is getting ready to putt... https://twitter.com/McIlroyRory/status/781535441233162241

To be fair, it looked a pretty straight putt - at least at the speed he hit it! The greenskeepers will be out in force repairing the back of the hole I think :P

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Post by robopz on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:42 pm

GPB wrote:
McLaren wrote:I totally forgot RCB was in the team.

I have a feeling Clarke might forget that Wood and Fitzpatrick are on the team until Sunday.
could be... I'm not up on Wood's injury status, but he had a decent outing in Italy...  Fitz had a couple of decent starts in his last two as well, T7,  T16.  Most out of form player on either team might be Zach Johnson, and with a new driver in the bag this week.

EDIT... Or maybe Andy Sullivan most out of form..

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