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Ryder Cup records should carry ZERO weight in the new HOF criteria

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Who knows exactly why the golf’s Hall of Fame cancelled the 2014 ceremony, but many would point to Ray Floyd as the driving force behind the time out. According to golf.com, Floyd said “the bar has been lowered”, and “it’s not fair to the people who went in early” in reference to some recent inductees, […]

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Watson is a horrible choice for captain of the Ryder Cup team

December 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The golf world is weighing in now on the PGA’s announcement that Tom Watson will captain the US Ryder Cup team in 2014. After consulting their crystal balls, most in the media have agreed with the selection. So, will he be any good? Will he lead Team USA to victory? We won’t know for sure […]

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Ryder Cup fails the Nicklaus Test

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On this morning’s Morning Drive Annika Sorenstam uncorked this gem: “There is nothing like the Ryder Cup. Everyone was there.” What about these international super-stars, each of whom would have been a strong addition to either team? WGR #6 – Adam Scott, the runner-up at this year’s British Open, wasn’t there #12 – Louis Oosthuizen, […]

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Team USA poised to win first anchored putter assisted Ryder Cup*

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

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 […]

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Rooting at the Ryder Cup

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

The opening of the Ryder Cup gave us an inkling of what team golf would be like, week after week. Squads of competing pros, crowds going nuts, and the loud and, at times, unseemly voices of partisan rooters transforming our staid pastime into one of those “other sports” that the game prides itself on not […]

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The Ryder Cup: putting it into perspective

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

There is absolutely no question that the Ryder Cup has the greatest hype to play ratio of any sporting event – including the Super Bowl. It starts in the season before the Ryder Cup with the announcement of the captain (if not before), is present all during the season in which is held, gains momentum […]

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Is Tiger Woods really to blame for Team USA’s poor Ryder Cup record?

September 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tiger Woods, who’s overall record is 13-14-2 in the Ryder Cup, has shouldered much of the blame for Team USAs 2-5 record in golf’s biggest team event since he turned pro, as indicated by his remarks in yesterday’s press conference. “Certainly I am responsible for that, because I didn’t earn the points that I was […]

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Pettersson’s win does nothing for golf

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments

The golf media must play the hand they are dealt. And so, as expected, you got to see those cheery interviews with Carl Pettersson and the positive coverage following his victory at the RBC Heritage. “What great play tee-to-green,” “overlooked star,” “should be on Europe’s Ryder Cup team” were among the stock comments that were […]

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Ryder Cup reveals major players

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments

The Ryder Cup delivered with a thrilling finish that came down to the last match. At winning time, Graeme McDowell, in the anchor position, played like a U.S. Open winner should with clutch shots on the16th  and 17th, while American Hunter Mahan choked badly,  and was closed out, 2&1. The net result was that team […]

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Is U.S. poised for a Ryder Cup comeback?

October 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

U.S. Team Closes Weakly With a few holes to go, the score was 6-6 in the matches that were concluded. On the course, the US led one match, the European’s led another, and two were tied, so at that point, the Ryder Cup was dead even. At the end of the day, the US tied […]

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