Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

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Ryder Cup USA or Europe???

Postby BSharma » Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:03 am

USA lost big even in the singles event today and Europe romped home with a 18.5 to 9.5 point victory.

The two teams proved once again that it is not the size of a dog in a fight that matters but the size of the fight in a dog.

The US team with eight golfers ranked in the top 20 in the world was no match for the European team that had only four top 20 golfers.

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Ryder Cup USA or Europe???

Postby Kumar » Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:06 am

what a dominating performance by Euros!!! Margin of Victory is really amazing!!! I am guessing the US team Ryder cup players will come firing next week on PGA tour..

The way this week went can be surmised by the one moment on Saturday on the 18th hole When Garcia made the fifty foot putt for the bogey.. In my last 4-5 years of golf watching, I have never seen a better putt than that!!!

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Ryder Cup USA or Europe???

Postby Red_Indian » Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:30 am

Quote of the week for me:
Sergio Garcia, when asked why Europe does so well at the Ryder Cup: "Believe it or not, there are people who can play golf outside of the States." :D

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Ryder Cup USA or Europe???

Postby Red_Indian » Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:38 am

A "funny" take on America's defeat by, well, an american:

If the U.S. is ever going to defeat Europe, these changes need to be made
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/w ... der.rules/

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Ryder Cup USA or Europe???

Postby BSharma » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:21 pm

Thanks Red_Indian for alerting us to the Sports Illustrated article.

I thought that the Indian Olympic team could come up with some superb excuses for their failures but the US team golfers have beaten the Indians in the excuse category.

The pampered US golfers on the Ryder Cup team have made the multi-millionaire basketball players on the US Olympic team look good.

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Re: Ryder Cup USA or Europe???

Postby S_K_S » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:08 pm



2006

Europe! Europe!  8-) I can't see the Americans winning it (probably means they will!) because of the lack of a "team" ethic. The US tour is so competitive that these guys actually don't get on week in, week out and so to ask them to play as a team is an alien concept to them. This is exemplified by the Woods & Mickleson factor. Furthermore, did anyone notice that Tiger hasn't been practicing much of late. He was at the US Open tennis and then lost in the first round at Wentworth in the matchplay. Now if I was Tom Lehmann I would have thought Tiger would be busy practicing but nope, there he was watching the football at the weekend. He seems to be taking it as a nice holiday.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby jaydeep » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:27 am

Here is first day's pairing for Four-ball.

The Ryder Cup - Four-ball

1. USA - Jim Furyk / Tiger Woods    bt   Europe - Padraig Harrington / Colin Montgomerie Wins by 1 hole

2. USA - Stewart Cink / J.J. Henry    draw   Europe - Paul Casey / Robert Karlsson  Halved

3. USA - David Toms / Brett Wetterich    l   Europe - Sergio Garcia / Jose Maria Olazabal  Wins 3 & 2

4. USA - Chris DiMarco / Phil Mickelson    l   Europe - Darren Clarke / Lee Westwood  Wins by 1 Hole

Europe 2½  -  USA 1½
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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby jaydeep » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:12 pm

The Ryder Cup - Foursomes (Afternoon session)

Match 1 - Harrington/McGinley (Europe) v Campbell/Johnson (USA)

Match 2 - Howell/Stenson (Europe) v Cink/Toms (USA)

Match 3 - Westwood/Montgomerie (Europe) v Mickelson/DiMarco (USA)

Match 4 - Donald/Garcia (Europe) v Woods/Furyk (USA)

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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby suresh » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:16 pm

Friday Evening Europe leads USA 5 to 3 at the end of the day.
Saturday Morning Scores: Europe leads USA 7.5 to 4.5


Fourball Results (winner in italics)

Stewart Cink       Paul Casey
J.J. Henry Halved Robert Karlsson

Chris DiMarco           Sergio Garcia
Phil Mickelson 3 and 2 Jose Maria Olazabal

Jim Furyk               Darren Clarke
Tiger Woods 3 and 2 Lee Westwood

Zach Johnson             Padraig Harrington
Scott Verplank 2 and 1 Henrik Stenson
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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby jaydeep » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:39 pm

Thanks Suresh for score update.

On Saturday -

Four-Ball

Match 1 - Stewart Cink / J.J. Henry (USA) - Paul Casey / Robert Karlsson (Europe) Halved

Match 2 - Chris DiMarco / Phil Mickelson (USA) l  Sergio Garcia / Jose Maria Olazabal (Europe) Wins 3 and 2

Match 3 - Jim Furyk / Tiger Woods (USA) l Darren Clarke / Lee Westwood (Europe) Wins 3 and 2

Match 4 - Zach Johnson / Scott Verplank (USA) bt Padraig Harrington / Henrik Stenson (Europe) Wins 2 and 1

Foursomes

Match 1 - Phil Mickelson / David Toms (USA) l Luke Donald / Sergio Garcia (Europe) Wins 2 and 1

Match 2 - Chad Campbell / Vaughn Taylor (USA) - Colin Montgomerie / Lee Westwood (Europe) Halved

Match 3 - Stewart Cink / Zach Johnson (USA) l Paul Casey / David Howell (Europe) Wins 5 and 4

Match 4 - Jim Furyk / Tiger Woods (USA) bt Padraig Harrington / Paul McGinley Wins 3 and 2

Paul Casey hit best shot of this edition of Ryder Cup, when he managed hole-in-one on 14th hole to won the match for Europe ... Amazing shot.

Europe 10 - USA 6

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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby jaydeep » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:49 pm

Now Europe needs 4 more points to retain Ryder Cup ... Other hand USA needs 8 1/2 pts.

Sunday's Single Matches -

Colin Montgomerie (EUR) bt David Toms (US) Wins 1 up
Sergio Garcia (EUR) l Stewart Cink (US) Wins 4 and 3
Paul Casey (EUR) bt Jim Furyk (US) Wins 3 and 1
Robert Karlsson (EUR) l Tiger Woods (US) Wins 3 and 2
Luke Donald (EUR) bt Chand Campbell (US) Wins 2 and 1
Paul McGinley (EUR) - J J Henry (US) Halved
Darren Clarke (EUR) bt Zach Johnson (US) Wins 3 and 2
Henrik Stenson (EUR) bt Vaughn Taylor (US) Wins 4 and 3
David Howell (EUR) bt Brett Wetterich (US) Wins 5 and 4
Jose Maria Olazábal (EUR) bt Phil Mickelson (US) Wins 2 and 1
Lee Westwood (EUR) bt Chris DiMarco (US) Wins 2 up
Padraig Harrington (EUR) l Scott Verplank (US) Wins 4 and 3

Edited -
Europe 12 - USA 8

And in remaining matches Europe is leading in 6 matches ... Mostly we will see another dominated victory by Europe ... :notworthy:

And final score was -
Europe 18 1/2 pts - USA 9 1/2 pts

Europe won the Ryder Cup, this was the first time Europe managed to consecutive 3 title.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby Dhruv » Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:10 pm

Ever since European players have been "truly allowed" to play in the Ryder Cup the US has had a much tougher time and I expect that to continue.  Earlier the Ryder Cup used to be dominated by the US as it was US vs UK.  I expect the US to put a much better show in a couple of years from now.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby jaydeep » Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:59 am

Another dominating performance by Europe ... Again on field USA failed to play as a team.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby S_K_S » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:56 am

In the words of the famous Norwegian commentator "your guys took one hell of a beating"  woohoo :dance:

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Re: Ryder Cup 2006, The K Club, Ireland (USA or Europe???)

Postby arjun2761 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:34 pm

Somehow the national "amateur" events are of very low priority for professional US athletes in almost all sports (tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, hockey etc.) and they play these events with minimal intensity.  Apparently, the rest of world is now pretty good at these events so chances of the laid back US winning these events is becoming much less.

Of course, once you put these same players in the golf pro tour events (including the British Open), you can practically guarantee these same US players will win many more GS than the Euros.


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