Earning Strokes In A Golf Tournament

The 43rd Ryder Cup is upon us. As the first groups tee it up for one of golf’s biggest events, many players will be wondering how to earn strokes against their opponents in order to score a precious point for their team. The decisions on when to take acceptable risks is always a precarious one, but it is something that ingrained the fabric of every golf tournament, not just the big ones! If you have ever played in competition, you were immersed in the pressure of risk/reward decision making, hopefully with some success. With Garcia, Rahm, Spieth and Thomas being the first groups out, they will set the Friday morning tone and battle for the critical first point!

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2014 Ryder Cup – Day 3 Predictions

As I wait for the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches to start I thought it would be fun to predict today’s winners. My decision is based on how well the individuals have played to date, who they are playing against and the order they are playing.

From the outset, it is obvious that the European team’s line-up, they are trying to win early. However, it will not be until Sergio Garcia sinks his put on the 18th hole do the Europeans get to celebrate! So here it goes:

Tee times for Day 3 Ryder Cup

  •  Jordan Spieth               2 and 1
  • Henrick Stenson           1 up
  • Rickie Fowler                3 and 2
  • Justin Rose                    2 and 1
  • Phil Mickelson              1 up
  • Martin Kaymer             3 and 2
  • Matt Kuchar                  2 and 1
  • Sergio Garcia                 1 up
  • Ian Poulter                     1 up
  • Keegan Bradley             1 up
  • Jimmy Walker               2 and 1
  • Victor Dubuisson         4 and 3

Final Score Europe 16 – US 12.

What do you think?

I am a grateful golfer! Let the games begin.