Ryder Cup glory

This year’s Ryder Cup once again reaffirmed the perception held in European golfing circles that 'team golf' does not really feature in the American sporting psyche.


Yes America played well for the first couple of days but the spirit of a team is not tested until it faces an opponent high on confidence and momentum. America faced a resurgent European outfit on the last day and wilted under the Chicago sun. Once again Tiger Woods' performance put a lie to his current ranking and majors pedigree. Where was the characteristic last day Tiger charge? Where was Tiger's roar?


In contrast, the likes of Europe’s Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, so very much fringe contenders in recent majors, put in titanic performances. They were fueled by the memory of Seve. He gave them the courage to dare to win from a seemingly unassailable 10-6 American lead. Poulter's 5 birdies on the last 5 holes was the catalyst for a truly historic victory for the Europeans.


How will the Americans respond at Gleneagles in 2014? Let us hope with a conviction inspired by their own golfing immortals.



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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:24
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