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Running Ryder Cup '06 thread - SPOILERS (like you couldn't figure that)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Rules of Golf, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    What's with Dan Hicks? Yesterday, he called it the "Walker" Cup and not long ago today he said if the U.S. dropped three of the four morning matches they'd be down 8-12 heading to the afternoon session. Huh? They'd be down 8-4. Maybe he's been sampling too much of the Guiness.
     
  2. If the US loses, which looks like a certainty at this point, the loss rests squarely on Tom Lehman's shoulders. This guy captained like he was taking the media's suggestions on which pairings should go out.

    Let's see, Mickelson-DiMarco lose two matches yesterday, so let's put them out there again today...WTF.

    Can not believe he put Furyk and Woods back out in the afternoon...they did get the point, but were 1-2 going into afternoon matches.

    So much for all the dipshits that said the US team was weak with rookies...rocket scientist mother fuckers there. Zach Johnson goes 2-1, JJ Henry 0-0-2, Vaughn Taylor gets a halve in the only match he plays and Brett Wetterich takes it on the chin in the only match he played. Let's see that's one loss for the rookies. Oh yeah, and Phil Mickelson, 0 and fucking four....Four losses....are you kidding me? David Toms 0-2-1. Woods and Furyk, 2-2. Stewart "had I not had JJ Henry, I'd have lost every match" Cink goes 0-1-3. The rookies earned their way on to the team and Cink is a Captain's pick...How the fuck does he play four matches?

    Again, Lehman's loss.
     
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I think the Tiger-ification of the U.S. Tour, where he has jacked purses so much that getting a top 10 is good enough for these players, kills these players when they actually have to, um, WIN.
     
  4. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Blame Lehman all you want but the Euros have just played better, pulling ridiculous shots out of their ass. It's like they are playing golf's version of horse during a mid-week practice round.
     
  5. ...that's a good point. Mickelson says US players should kiss the feet of Tiger Woods for making them rich as also-rans....I can't say that I would argue that point. I will say that at one point, a very talented player I used to caddie for, told me that he was not interested in challenging to be the No. 1 player in the world, only good enough to keep his card year to year and make a living for his family. Although I never wanted to belive it, you may be right on the mind set of American players.
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Today's singles look pretty one-sided, at least they did at last glance. DiMarco is five down before the turn. Phil losing, but it's close.

    They're better. Period. It is that simple. Blaming a captain is a joke. Name the sport, any sport: Better players win almost all the time. And they're clearly better.
    I also wonder if some of that Woods/Duval/Mickelson/O'Meara attitude from a few years back about not getting paid still lingers. Some of the big dogs just don't give a shit because there isn't big money in this, even though the interest the Ryder Cup created years ago had a lot to do with skyrocketing purses.

    Still, they're better. Plain and simple. They will kick our asses regardless of the captain.
     
  7. I totally agree, take nothing from the Euros. They are cleaning the Americans plow here.

    My point is that Lehman made all this talk for two years about the way he would take ownership of the responsibility and his four-ball and foursomes teams looked like they were picked by hype and not intelligence. How do you send Mickelson out after three straight losses?
     
  8. Well, if that's the case, then why do the American teams play better in the President's Cup...maybe Jack Nicklaus?

    Or maybe it's because the International Team gives less of a shit playing for Gary Player...I would have to call bullshit on that argument.
     
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The President's Cup isn't against the same guys.
     
  10. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Gotta love Steve Williams' reaction to losing that 9 iron.

    And Mickelson has to be among the worse Ryder Cup players in this era. I mean shit, I think with my <s>12</s> 8 handicap I could give him a run in singles. Didn't he lose to a guy on the Nationwide tour in singles a few years ago?
     
  11. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    Well that was a thorough ass-whipping.
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I guess this is what it felt like for the other side from 1947 to 1983. And there's really no signs this will let up anytime soon. I mean, this really should be six in a row if not for the biggest comeback ever in 1999.
     
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