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25 minutes ago, revkev said:

You should have heard the guy sitting next to me at the Rays game last night.

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I’m enjoying watching the golf at a course I know fairly well. I’m astounded at how well these guys are playing, particularly at their ability to get back into a hole after missing a green or fairway - that place is brutal when you miss a green. 

Yea, pro level "scrambling" really doesn't look like the scrambling we do.  Another thing they do that amazes me is just how accurate they are (target line) on short chips and sand shots... they pull those off better than most amateurs putt.

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Today's singles match pairings... whatcha think... did Stricker get it right?

I'm so hoping Scottie takes down Rham 🙂.

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Tough to criticize Stricks, he seems to be pulling all the right strings.  It looks to me like a lineup built to snuff out any momentum for the Euros if they were able to build some early.  5-8 in the US lineup looks incredibly stout.

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11 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Tough to criticize Stricks, he seems to be pulling all the right strings.  It looks to me like a lineup built to snuff out any momentum for the Euros if they were able to build some early.  5-8 in the US lineup looks incredibly stout.

Hard to fathom Team USA not able to get 4 wins out of these matches.  Perhaps the bigger question is how soon is it over?

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3 1/2 points is all the US needs. Seems like a given, but one never knows once the nerves start firing and folks get tight. Should be a fun day!!!

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27 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Today's singles match pairings... whatcha think... did Stricker get it right?

I'm so hoping Scottie takes down Rham 🙂.

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There are some tough matches right off the bat: Cantly vs. Lowry, Scheffler vs. Rahm. 

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1 hour ago, tony@CIC said:

There are some tough matches right off the bat: Cantly vs. Lowry, Scheffler vs. Rahm. 

Cantlay vs Lowry should be a great match.  Scheffler, I like him, but I don’t see how he beats Rahm…the flat stick is not Scottie’s strength, and Rahm has been dropping bombs from all over the place.

What I really question is Padraig going with McIlroy first.  If you’re trying to put blue on the board early I’m not sure that’s how you do it.  Granted, he must feel like he has to get something from Rory to have any chance.  The guy just looks listless out there.

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1 hour ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Cantlay vs Lowry should be a great match.  Scheffler, I like him, but I don’t see how he beats Rahm…the flat stick is not Scottie’s strength, and Rahm has been dropping bombs from all over the place.

What I really question is Padraig going with McIlroy first.  If you’re trying to put blue on the board early I’m not sure that’s how you do it.  Granted, he must feel like he has to get something from Rory to have any chance.  The guy just looks listless out there.

I agree on Rahm - he's been a one man Ryder Cup team

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Dear Tony,

All I want for Christmas is for you to beat Poultzy.

Sincerely,

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Anthony KIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMM!

Oops.

MOR-I-KOW-A!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOM!

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The celebration we will have tonight!!!

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WOW!!

 

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Awesome!!! USA!!!!!

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Though I am not a fan of team golf like the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, etc. - I have to admit I watched quite a bit of Sat and Sun. It helped that the course was so fascinating and tough, and of course it's more fun when the "home team" is doing well. I couldn't watch the fiasco in Paris in 2018, but I'm sure most Europeans thought it was great (understandably). It's good that the USA has a lot of new blood for Ryder Cups, it was time.

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50 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Awesome!!! USA!!!!!

Very impressive.  I hope these guys take more away from this than just the win.  A new nucleus in American Ryder Cup golf has been formed no doubt. We even saw a Brooks/DeChambeau hug. That's important. They need to move past the petty BS and keep this feeling fresh... Team Euro will be hungry and wanting revenge in Rome.

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8 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

I agree on Rahm - he's been a one man Ryder Cup team

Just now catching up, had to DVR and wait all day….I was way the hell wrong about Scheffler, wow!

Stricker really nailed the Captain’s picks.  Harrington, not so much.  We’ve likely seen the last of Westwood and Poulter as players at least.

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On 9/25/2021 at 4:41 PM, Rickp said:

Yes & Yes.

Sergio seems to slow everything down to get under the US skin.

He learned that from Seve.

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To think that Poulter has never lost a singles match in a Ryder Cup. That’s INSANE. 

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3 minutes ago, PMookie said:

To think that Poulter has never lost a singles match in a Ryder Cup. That’s INSANE. 

Fact.  I'm not sure but I think he now holds a new record. That's why I wrote the letter to Tony.

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I was disappointed by the lack of coverage during the singles today. I don’t think I saw Westwood take more than one shot, etc. I get they were covering the “names” and trying to capture the deciding match, but once everyone is on the course, I would’ve liked to have seen more broad coverage. Heck, even Koepka was hardly shown.

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