I will be rooting today for team USA, but not for Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, and Matt Kuchar, who have already made their mark on the 2012 Ryder Cup.
After two days of play, the eight parings that featured one of these three players are 7-1, while the remaining eight matches have gone to the Euros, 5-3. As a result of the ungodly number of putts holed by the anchored putter players, the US leads 10-6 going into today’s 12 singles matched.
In the two close four ball matches that featured one of the anchored putter players, the broomsticks made the difference in both of them. When Bradley and Phil Mickelson beat McIlroy and McDowell 2&1, Bradley scored six birdies to Mickelson’s three.
And, when Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson squeaked by Nicolas Colsaerts and Paul Lawrie 1 up, Kuchar led Johnson in birdies, 5 to 2.
Golf’s ruling bodies have said they will issue a ruling on anchoring, and they are expected to ban it. Let’s hope so. That way we can secure Keegan Bradley’s place in history as the first player to win a major with the anchored putter, and the first and last to star in a team USA win in the Ryder Cup.