Tag: Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2018 Disaster

Ryder Cup 2018

Dysfunction at the Ryder Cup on Several Levels After all the anticipation of a breakthrough on European soil in  the 2018 Ryder Cup, the resulting American performance has been best described as a ‘beatdown.” It’s a perfect term for the epic collapse, worse than the 2014 debacle under Tom Watson that caused the formation of …

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Ryder Requires Social Poise, Great Golf

2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup Begins with a Gala at the Versailles Palace The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played between September 28 and 30, and that’s just the day after tomorrow. The mecca of match play, Friday and Saturday will be taken up with four matches of fourball (better ball) and foursome (alternate shot). The …

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Good Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Good for USA, but in Unexpected Ways, Good For Everyone I remember being present at a general faculty meeting when a college president jokingly remarked that he placed no importance at all on rankings, or “winning” – unless, of course, the college had just jumped up twenty spots, or won something outright – …

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Go Easy on the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Wars Nicklaus Goes Against Usual Thinking It’s Ryder Cup time again, and the testosterone is flowing in the streets on both sides of the continent. It is a natural component for all athletic competitors to include winning as a prerequisite for doing. We play everything to win, and in most cases, would meet …

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Italy Wants Ryder Cup

Italy Wants Ryder Cup

Italy for 2022 Ryder Cup? Italy Just Getting Hooked on Golf There’s a new bidder on the horizon for the much-awaited 2022 Ryder Cup, and it’s not one you would expect. Yes, considering the passion that Europeans have for the game of golf, two or three events away is still much-awaited, and the maneuvering for …

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Downton Abbey and the PGA

PGA Similarities in Place to Downton Abbey In a contradiction of old and worn out stereotypes, the women of the LPGA are beginning their season, as they did the last one, focused on competitive golf, without a lot of side entertainment. They’re not boohooing over literal or figurative hangnails, mental breakdowns, team captain crises, or …

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Ryder Cup ‘Task Force’

Tom Watson Ryder Cup

  Ryder Cup ‘Task Force’ – A Bit Overdone?       It was announced today that a task force would be assembled to analyze and eliminate whatever reasons can be found for the poor showing of the U.S. in recent Ryder Cup competitions, the premier golf competition between the two continents. That’s fine – …

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More Ryder Fall-out

  More Ryder Fall-out, and Stacy in Perfect Position     I usually, and sometimes mistakenly, think of men’s and women’s golf as two distinctly separate identities. However, as each new tid-bit comes out over the shipwreck that is the 2014 American Ryder Cup team and its lamentable showing in Scotland, I’m beginning to see …

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The LPGA ISPS Handa

LPGA ISPS Handa

    See the World at the ISPS Handa       After one or two days of fretting over the Ryder Cup, not so much the winning or losing part, but the general tension and chest beating from both sides of the Atlantic, I chanced upon another event being played this week. They’re holding …

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Oliver Brown Hair Scare

Rickie Fowler Hair

Get Oliver Brown a Sedative – It’s Just Hair It’s tough sometimes to come up with something to talk about when you write about golf. We don’t really have anything to do with the game, but we do have the job of instigating and sustaining interesting and, hopefully, enjoyable conversation about the golf and all …

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