The Leader at The Ryder Cup

Every two years, one player stands above the rest. This player is on top of their game and easily defeats any challenger. Last year, Team USA’s big winner was Patrick Reed and Team Europe’s was Thomas Pieters. They both lead their respective teams with the most points and in the case of Reed, provided some fire sadly missing from previous USA teams. This year, Reed is back, but composition of the team is different and his antics might not fit this team. I guess we shall see soon enough; the real question remains of who is going to be the top player for Team USA and Team Europe. Continue reading

Ryder Cup Pairings

What is the real story behind the Ryder Cup pairings? There are no less that 1 million possible scenarios and probably 100 times more opinions on what Captains Furyk and Bjorn should do during the first two days. I have watched the Ryder Cup for years and I can say without a doubt that no matter how much brain power one puts into selecting a pairing, the results can never be determined. In my humble opinion, the pairing results come down to one thing only: chemistry! Continue reading

The Ryder Cup is Here!

The Ryder Cup is here…..finally! I love watching the Ryder Cup. There is no prize money drawing the players to France; just good ole bragging rights. You know that the Ryder Cup is a big thing in the golfing world because the four captain’s picks generate almost as much hype as a Major! The first match is on Friday and I can hardly wait to see the pairings and which player will step up to lead their team to victory! Continue reading

Peaking for the Ryder Cup

As an athlete, I have participated in many sports at all levels including national competitions. As I prepared for the final matches, regardless of the importance of the event, I tried to focus my training in order to peak at the right time. Being able to play my best when required had a direct and significant impact on the final results. The players preparing for the Ryder Cup next week are in the same boat. Two players, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, are perfect examples of peaking (or not) for the big show! Continue reading