Congratulations Team Europe

Congratulations to Team Europe on their win at the 2018 Ryder Cup. Seven points is a tremendous victory and they did it all by being a team and creating the chemistry needed to win. Although Team USA looked better on paper, they did not bring their best game to the course and as such handed over the Ryder Cup trophy yesterday.

Reading many of the feeds and watching the videoes, I found one Tweet by Josh at Golf is Mental that sums up what I mentioned a few days ago:

I also noticed some things about the Ryder Cup that lead to Team Europe’s domination I thought I would share:

  • Team Europe putted lights out all three days. They never seemed to miss!
  • The four Captains picks my Jim Furyk did not pan out. The “no-brainer” picks never won a point. Tony Finau was 2 and 2, and his last match against Tommy Fleetwood was very impressive.
  • Sergio Garcia is the all time European point getter. With an overall score of 25.5 points and winning 4 points this year, his selection for the Ryder Cup by Captain Thomas Bjorn looks genius right about now.
  • The defining moment of the matches was the sweep on Friday afternoon. Team Europe charged into the lead and never looked back. It is difficult to ascertain which match was the best, but as a team they believed they were unstoppable.

I the last match this putt sums up Team Europes dominance:

Congratulations Team Europe on your victory at the 2018 Ryder Cup.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

4 thoughts on “Congratulations Team Europe

  1. Credit to team Europe for their awesome play. There is no question they out played us this year. Jordan/Justin put on an exceptional show for us but over all we simply didn’t play well enough to keep up. I’m not sure if it was the pairings or just too many of our guys not having their games. Lots of missed fairways, lots of missed putts. It’s tough to win when that’s what you’re bringing.

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    • Kevin,

      If you look at the play going in, most players on Team USA had peaked and were not playing well the last two weeks before the Ryder Cup. Team Europe was just the opposite. Riding the wave of success before the Ryder Cup sure helps.

      Cheers Jim


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