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Official SJ.com Ryder Cup Pool (Day 1 results added)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Freelance Hack, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    You may be asking yourself how do you do a Ryder Cup Pool. Well, here's how:

    1. For each day, you pick four golfers. Two Europeans and two Americans. You score a point for each point they score (half points awarded for tied matches). For Saturday matches, you may list two alternates (one Euro, one US) in case someone in your foursome doesn't play in either.

    2. You're allowed to play one European and one American twice during the Ryder Cup competition. This includes your alternates. See my team in the post below for an example.

    3. Winner is the team that accrues the most points.

    4. Tiebreaker -- in the event of a tie, I will compile the total match scores of your players, awarding (or subtracting) a point for each match difference. Ex: If a player wins a match 4 and 3 he gets 4 points. If he loses 1 up, he loses 1 point. The player with the most points wins. If there's still a tie, then there's a tie damnit.

    5. Picks are due in by 3 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 22

    In case you need them, here are the rosters:

    Eurpoeans

    Darren Clarke
    Paul Casey
    Luke Donald
    Sergio Garcia
    Padraig Harrington
    David Howell
    Robert Karlsson
    Paul McGinley
    Colin Montgomerie
    José Maria Olazábal
    Henrik Stenson
    Lee Westwood

    Americans

    Tiger Woods
    Phil Mickelson
    Jim Furyk
    Chad Campbell
    David Toms
    Chris DiMarco
    Vaughn Taylor
    J.J. Henry
    Zach Johnson
    Brett Wetterich
    Stewart Cink
    Scott Verplank

    Friday's opening matches have been announced:

    Match 1
    3 a.m. ET
    Tiger Woods/Jim Furyk v. Padraig Harrington/Colin Montgomerie

    Match 2
    3:15 a.m. ET
    Stewart Cink/J.J. Henry v. Paul Casey/Robert Karlsson

    Match 3
    3:30 a.m. ET
    David Toms/Brett Wetterich v. Sergio Garcia/Jose Maria Olazabal

    Match 4
    3:45 a.m. ET
    Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco v. Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood

    EDIT: Note the change in the US roster. It is now correct.
     
  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Team Freelance Hack

    Friday
    Woods
    Furyk
    Clark
    Olzabal

    Saturday
    Mickelson
    DiMarco
    Montgomerie
    Harrington
    A: Toms
    A: Westwood

    Sunday
    Woods
    Cink
    Westwood
    Donald
     
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Team Michael Gee

    Friday

    Montgomerie
    Garcia
    Mickelson
    Cink


    Saturday

    Woods
    Toms
    Donald
    Clarke
    alts: Garcia, Mickelson

    Sunday

    Woods
    Furyk
    Montgomerie
    Olazabal
     
  4. Bullrog

    Bullrog Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Team Bullrog:

    Friday:
    Clarke
    Harrington
    Campbell
    Toms

    Saturday:
    Montgomerie
    Westwood
    Woods
    Mickelson
    A: Howell, DiMarco

    Sunday:
    Montgomerie
    Olazabal
    Woods
    Furyk
     
  5. Kool-Aid

    Kool-Aid Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Team Kool-Aid:

    Friday
    Woods
    Furyk
    Clark
    Garcia

    Saturday
    Toms
    DiMarco
    Montgomerie
    Harrington
    Alt: Mickelson
    Alt: Westwood

    Sunday
    Woods
    Cink
    Olazabal
    Montgomerie
     
  6. Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Team Gandhi

    Friday:
    Henry
    Furyk
    Casey
    Harrington

    Saturday:
    Woods
    Mickelson
    Olazabal
    Casey

    alt: Taylor, US; McGinley, Euro.

    Sunday:
    Woods
    DiMarco
    Clarke
    Stenson
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Team Chefs:

    Friday:

    Woods
    Henry
    Montgomery
    Casey

    Saturday:
    Mickelson
    Cink
    Garcia
    Clarke

    alternates:
    DiMarco, US; Westwood, UK

    Sunday:
    Woods
    Mickelson
    Harrington
    Clarke
     
  8. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    When did Fred Funk replace Zach Johnson on the U.S. team?
     
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Three-putt Bogeymen

    Friday:

    Woods
    Furyk
    Garcia
    Olazabal

    Saturday:

    Mickelson
    DiMarco
    Olazabal
    Montgomerie
    A: Toms
    A: Casey


    Sunday:

    Woods
    Furyk
    Montgomerie
    Garcia
     
  10. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    My Guess is the US wins and wins big time.
     
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Not to be a pissant Freelance, but Two Gloves is right: Zach Johnson on the US team? The DSM Register sent one of their reporters to cover him this weekend at the Ryder Cup. Lehman, from what is being said out here is holding Johnson out, until the results of the Friday foursomes come out.
     
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Re: Official SportsJournalists.com Ryder Cup Pool

    Ouch.

    I copied the teams from this page

    http://www.rydercup.com/2006/usa/teaminfo/usa_team.html

    Somehow, when I copied it, this is what I got

    Team Member
    Ryder Cup Points
    Tiger Woods Tiger Woods 4,825.000
    Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson 2,474.375
    Jim Furyk Jim Furyk 2,076.000
    Chad Campbell Chad Campbell 1,129.602
    David Toms David Toms 1,072.250
    Chris DiMarco Chris DiMarco 830.000
    Vaughn Taylor Vaughn Taylor 780.833
    J.J. Henry J.J. Henry 778.750
    Fred Funk Zach Johnson 756.477
    Brett Wetterich Brett Wetterich 746.000
    Stewart Cink Stewart Cink * 676.894
    Scott Verplank Scott Verplank * 595.667

    I just highlighted and deleted the center and right columns. I guess that's what I get for being lazy.

    If anyone here wants to add Johnson to either their Saturday or Sunday lineups, you have until midnight ET tonight to do so.
     
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