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

Phil Mickelson and the 2018 Ryder Cup

Phil Mickelson is a fixture at the Ryder Cup. This 47-year-old professional golfer is once again demonstrating why he would be a perfect selection for the 2018 Ryder Cup. His record through the years demonstrates that he is a tenacious competitor and as a senior elder on tour; will provide the leadership Team USA needs to repeat as champions. I realize it is a bit early to start pointing towards team players, but I like to live on the edge and make my predictions early.

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Solhiem Cup 2017

The Solheim Cup has finally arrived. It is women’s golf answer to the Ryder Cup. In my opinion, it is every bit exciting.

The 2017 Solheim Cup will be hosted at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa, August 14 – 20, 2017.

The Solheim Cup is a biennial tournament contested by teams of 12 players representing Europe and the United States. The inaugural Solheim Cup was staged in 1990 and the golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim was instrumental in its introduction and why it is called the Solheim Cup..

2017 will be the 15th match and of the 14 matches contested, the United States have won 9 and Europe have won 5. Solheim Cup

However, I think the LPGA should develop an event similar to the President’s Cup because Canadian Brooke Henderson deserves to play on the world stage, but that is a discussion for another day!  Continue reading