Monday, October 1, 2012

Who's To Blame For Ryder Cup Collapse?

Who's To Blame For Ryder Cup Collapse?, The U.S. golf team should have coasted to victory in Chicago, but it fell apart instead. Ryder Cup collapse opens David Love III to plenty of second-guessing, There, in the autumn gloaming of a suburban Chicago Sunday night, stood Davis Love III. In front of him stood NBC's Jimmy Roberts. The question hung in the air, while all around them, European golfers celebrated the greatest win in Ryder Cup history - at the expense of Love's gobsmacked Americans.

"Davis," Roberts asked, "if you had to do it over again, would you do anything different?"

In the split-second it took to answer the question, the following images raced through Love's mind: Captain's pick Steve Stricker missing a par putt on the 17th hole, gifting the hole to Europe's Martin Kaymer captain's pick Jim Furyk finishing bogey-bogey to blow a 1-up lead over Sergio Garcia on the 17th tee Tiger Woods, match irrelevant, bringing up the rear on an already-decided Ryder Cup Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, hotter than lava, sitting out Saturday's afternoon sessions Love selecting two over-40 friends, Furyk and Stricker, as captain's picks despite evidence of shaky nerves young bucks like Nick Watney,


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