The 43rd Ryder Cup – Day One

Team USA is out to a very fast start. Winning six points in the first eight matches, they seem poised to make a strong run to win this year’s Ryder Cup. Since 2008, Team Europe has dominated this competition and it far to early to count them out. My friend, Padraig, from Ireland said that Team Europe “look very ragged at the moment, not holing putts to missing greens”. I agree with him, but again this competition is far from over.

Unfortunately I missed most of the action, but did find this that I thought was very intersting:

May be an image of outdoors

With Scheffler safely in play, why wouldn’t Deschambeau try for the hero shot.

Team Europe had some great play as well:

Phil was looking pretty cool:

May be an image of 1 person, standing and outdoors

The theme for the day was to hit fairways and greens. It appears that Team USA did this better than Team Europe. Whistling Straits is a beast of a golf course and even minor errors are accentuated. I am pretty sure that Team Europe will not be panicking because they still remember the 2012 ‘Miracle at Medinah’ comeback. In the Ryder Cup, you are never out of the competition until you are closed out.

I am confident that all the pundits are jumping on the Team USA bandwagon. I predicted them to win before they started, but even I think it is way too soon to become overconfident. Lets see what happens today before drawing any real conclusions.

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

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