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39th Ryder Cup

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by trifectarich, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    At Medinah C.C., just west of Chicago. To lend a hand to his long-hitting-but-not-necessarily-accurate bombers, U.S. captain Davis Love III has had the rough cut to a nonexistent Masters height.

    Europe has an edge if you look at top 5 in the world; the U.S. looks good when you expand that to the top 20.

    Over/under on the number of times NBC gives us a shot of Michael Jordan, who's a member at Medinah? Let's go with . . . mmmm ... 1,190.

    In Las Vegas, the U.S. is a lukewarm -120 favorite. Weather is supposed to be perfect.
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Europe to win by something like 16-12. Europe will dominate the foursomes and fourball.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    U.S. in a close one like two years ago -- but with better weather.
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    That must mean there are replacement officials since there are only 28 total points available.
  6. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I love the Ryder Cup more than any event in golf. It's the World Cup of golf, and it's match play. U-S-A!
    This is partially why I hate Tiger Woods. His Ryder Cup record sucks. The best golfer in the world (up until a couple of Thanksgivings ago) didn't give a shit about playing his best for his country because he wasn't getting paid.
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Unbelievably, there's not one career winning record among the eight U.S. guys on this year's team who have previously played in the Ryder Cup.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    From 1995-2010, the U.S. has only won two Cups, 1999 and 2008. Of course the veterans have losing records.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I don't think you can rag on him that much, in singles he's 4-1-1.
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Just because they have in the past doesn't mean they will this week.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Obviously, he doesn't play well with others. U.S. captains have tried 10 partners with Tiger. None have really worked except Stricker and maybe Furyk. The rap is that his partners either get too conservative and expect him to make the big shot or big putt, or they try to match his talent and attempt shots not within their skill set.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    In that case he should be a great teammate this time, because you'd have to be crazy to expect him to make a putt and his unique skill set has vanished.
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