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Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:04 pm
  • Go Europe! :irishdrinkers:

    Think USA have got this one. I know golf doesn't get a lot of love on here so expect this one to go down like a lead balloon.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:18 pm
  • I was JUST creating a Ryder Cup topic. Right on. Go USA!!!

    I think in the morning matches, Spieth/Reed, and DJ/Kuchar win outright, Rory/Sullivan win outright, and the other match gets halved.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:36 am
  • Hawker wrote:I was JUST creating a Ryder Cup topic. Right on. Go USA!!!

    I think in the morning matches, Spieth/Reed, and DJ/Kuchar win outright, Rory/Sullivan win outright, and the other match gets halved.


    Hoping Spieth and Reed crap the bed, any pairing with DJ has to be feared right now, plus Kuuuuuuuuuch is playing some solid golf.

    Feel good about Rose and Stenson. Couple of dudes with nerves of steel.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:07 am
  • I loved Danny Willett's brother's twitter rant. Great stuff.

    Excited for this. Getting alot of attention out here in the Twin Cities, obviously.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:49 am
  • Has to be the US's year right?

    Have you guys seen this? Freaking awesome.

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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:05 am
  • Good start so far. Might come away from the first pairings with no less than 2 1/2 out of 4.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:38 am
  • Lol. Looks like 4-0.

    Some inspired golf by the Americans, and some really ugly stuff from Europe.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:48 am
  • SomersetHawk wrote:Lol. Looks like 4-0.

    Some inspired golf by the Americans, and some really ugly stuff from Europe.


    This is bad though and playing right into Europe's hands of waking up Sunday morning needing to win 6 of 8 singles matches........and doing it.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:34 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SomersetHawk wrote:Lol. Looks like 4-0.

    Some inspired golf by the Americans, and some really ugly stuff from Europe.


    This is bad though and playing right into Europe's hands of waking up Sunday morning needing to win 6 of 8 singles matches........and doing it.


    No chance. I can see Europe putting up 6 points or less.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:05 am
  • SomersetHawk wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SomersetHawk wrote:Lol. Looks like 4-0.

    Some inspired golf by the Americans, and some really ugly stuff from Europe.


    This is bad though and playing right into Europe's hands of waking up Sunday morning needing to win 6 of 8 singles matches........and doing it.


    No chance. I can see Europe putting up 6 points or less.


    That's just what they want you to think!

    The Euros lull us into a false sense of security, then BAM! Ian Poulter is channeling the ghost of Seve Ballesteros and before you know it Darren Clarke is naked and drunk passed out in the 17th bunker.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:35 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SomersetHawk wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SomersetHawk wrote:Lol. Looks like 4-0.

    Some inspired golf by the Americans, and some really ugly stuff from Europe.


    This is bad though and playing right into Europe's hands of waking up Sunday morning needing to win 6 of 8 singles matches........and doing it.


    No chance. I can see Europe putting up 6 points or less.


    That's just what they want you to think!

    The Euros lull us into a false sense of security, then BAM! Ian Poulter is channeling the ghost of Seve Ballesteros and before you know it Darren Clarke is naked and drunk passed out in the 17th bunker.


    Nothing will ever come close to the miracle at Medinah, but I guess Minnesota fits?
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Re: Ryder Cup
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:07 pm
  • Could be 5-3 by end of the 4 ball, the way it stands.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:11 am
  • Like what I am seeing so far.....But whoever said about someone in the bunker nekkid....is very very sick indeed. I was gonna stream it but they said to take off the adblocker. I said no thanks then. They are simulcasting commercials with the golf..I dont really appreciate that with my golf.

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Re: Ryder Cup
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:28 pm
  • Why are people shouting 'Cheeseburger' when the European players tee off?

    Is that supposed to be funny?

    It's not.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:18 pm
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:Why are people shouting 'Cheeseburger' when the European players tee off?

    Is that supposed to be funny?

    It's not.


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Re: Ryder Cup
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:08 pm
  • Some disappointing crowd behaviour aside, this has been an exciting Ryder Cup thus far. Wish a couple of our guys would rise to it like Pieters, Mcllroy and Rafa have. 7 1/2 points needed, not impossible.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:34 pm
  • Pieters had been a joy to watch.

    The US should be more talented in about 9 matches tomorrow, but probably have less guts in 9 also. I hope it isn't an interesting day. Hoping the Hawks can get on with it quickly son can focus on the matches.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:17 pm
  • Congrats USA.

    The Westwood and Kaymer picks didn't look smart at the time and certainly don't now. Hoping Pieters kicks on, he's been excellent.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:37 am
  • I think a lot of Americans became fans of Reed over the weekend. Despite his occasional a-hole tendencies, the guy is simply born for match play.

    Was nice to see Ryan Moore get a win as well. I believe he played Westwood? Terrible pick there by Clarke.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:37 am
  • Rory vs Reed and Phil vs Sergio were epic. So glad Reed was able to beat Rory. Americans looked good hopefully this will carry over in 2 years, should be a lot of the same guys on that team.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:35 am
  • Whatever the competition, I want Jordan Reed on my team. Holy moly, what a competitor.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire weekend, such an awesome competition.........especially when you have emotional golfers like Rory, Reed, Sergio (even though I hate him) and Phil trading amazing shots playing and screaming it up with the crowd.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:10 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:Whatever the competition, I want Jordan Reed on my team. Holy moly, what a competitor.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire weekend, such an awesome competition.........especially when you have emotional golfers like Rory, Reed, Sergio (even though I hate him) and Phil trading amazing shots playing and screaming it up with the crowd.


    Do you mean Jordan Spieth or Patrick Reed?

    I'm assuming Reed.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:05 pm
  • SeaToTheHawks wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:Whatever the competition, I want Jordan Reed on my team. Holy moly, what a competitor.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire weekend, such an awesome competition.........especially when you have emotional golfers like Rory, Reed, Sergio (even though I hate him) and Phil trading amazing shots playing and screaming it up with the crowd.


    Do you mean Jordan Spieth or Patrick Reed?

    I'm assuming Reed.


    lol, yeah Reed. Spieth sucked.............his contribution was throwing his club like a toddler after hitting the 45th bad shot of his round yesterday.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:09 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SeaToTheHawks wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:Whatever the competition, I want Jordan Reed on my team. Holy moly, what a competitor.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire weekend, such an awesome competition.........especially when you have emotional golfers like Rory, Reed, Sergio (even though I hate him) and Phil trading amazing shots playing and screaming it up with the crowd.


    Do you mean Jordan Spieth or Patrick Reed?

    I'm assuming Reed.


    lol, yeah Reed. Spieth sucked.............his contribution was throwing his club like a toddler after hitting the 45th bad shot of his round yesterday.


    4 under through 16 is sucked?

    Stenson 6 under through 16.

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Re: Ryder Cup
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:17 pm
  • DTexHawk wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SeaToTheHawks wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:Whatever the competition, I want Jordan Reed on my team. Holy moly, what a competitor.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire weekend, such an awesome competition.........especially when you have emotional golfers like Rory, Reed, Sergio (even though I hate him) and Phil trading amazing shots playing and screaming it up with the crowd.


    Do you mean Jordan Spieth or Patrick Reed?

    I'm assuming Reed.


    lol, yeah Reed. Spieth sucked.............his contribution was throwing his club like a toddler after hitting the 45th bad shot of his round yesterday.


    4 under through 16 is sucked?

    Stenson 6 under through 16.

    Gotcha.


    Is that why he was the lowest rated player on the entire team for the weekend and is now 0-4 in team singles?

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Re: Ryder Cup
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:31 am
  • I'll give Spieth a smidgen of slack as he is and likely will always be paired with the hottest player from team EU. Hell, even Fowler edged out a singles win (for those who don't know, Rickie Fowler has a fairly bad track record in match/singles play).

    But Spieth was outplayed all 3 days. Reed really carried the Spieth/Reed pairing. Spieth was hitting some good shots, but his misses were crucially bad at times.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:58 am
  • I would love me some Jordan Reed on my fantasy team right now.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:10 am
  • Hawker wrote:I'll give Spieth a smidgen of slack as he is and likely will always be paired with the hottest player from team EU. Hell, even Fowler edged out a singles win (for those who don't know, Rickie Fowler has a fairly bad track record in match/singles play).

    But Spieth was outplayed all 3 days. Reed really carried the Spieth/Reed pairing. Spieth was hitting some good shots, but his misses were crucially bad at times.


    Thus my point, and I like Spieth, he's been one of the great stories of golf the past couple years.

    But sorry, coming in he was suppose to be one of the top 1 or 2 US player suppose to help carry this team.....and Reed bailed his ass out. I also didn't like the tantrum club throwing, reminds people that what his critics keep saying are true. He's not the well mannered squeaky clean kid some in the media have portrayed him to be after his first major.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:04 pm
  • For having to go up against Stenson four times, I thought Spieth did alright. At the very least Walker, Holmes, and Kuchar were all worse. Nobody on the U.S. side was Lee Westwood bad. Russell Knox had to be laughing his ass off about how dreadful Westwood and Kaymer (two of the tree Captains picks) played.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:36 am
  • How Knox or Casey were not picked I'll never know. Darren Clarke's most glaring mistake.

    I wasn't a big fan of the Holmes pick. He had a sub-par year by most standards. I would have went with a much more (year 2016) consistent Kevin Na or Kevin Kisner.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:54 am
  • Hawker wrote:How Knox or Casey were not picked I'll never know. Darren Clarke's most glaring mistake.

    I wasn't a big fan of the Holmes pick. He had a sub-par year by most standards. I would have went with a much more (year 2016) consistent Kevin Na or Kevin Kisner.


    Casey's meh, Westy should never have got in over Knox but on reflection I guess you can't blame Clarke too much for the Kaymer pick. Fitzpatrick and Wood were there on merit but if he could have left them out I've no doubt he would have. The likes of Lowry, Beef Johnston and even Poulter (who like Reed is made for the Ryder cup) would have made it closer. I absolutely expect the former two to be in France next time.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:49 am
  • I'll admit I don't follow much of the European tour, but from what I saw, Lowry did not have that great of a year (in US events) nor did Poulter. Andrew Johnston has to be the most likeable guy on tour. I want to fly across the pond just to have a beer with Beef! But I have to disagree about Casey - he was on fire over the last 6 events. He single-handed screwed my fantasy golf standings, haha. I couldn't believe he didn't get the nod.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:42 am
  • Hawker wrote:I'll admit I don't follow much of the European tour, but from what I saw, Lowry did not have that great of a year (in US events) nor did Poulter. Andrew Johnston has to be the most likeable guy on tour. I want to fly across the pond just to have a beer with Beef! But I have to disagree about Casey - he was on fire over the last 6 events. He single-handed screwed my fantasy golf standings, haha. I couldn't believe he didn't get the nod.


    Clarke had the perfect opportunity to negate some of the American support by taking Beef; who had a decent year. He'd have been the most cheered for/popular guy there, and he'd have been in blue.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:56 am
  • the Euro criticism I don't understand was Westwood, isn't he like top 10 on the Euro tour right now?

    IMO it's easy to criticize picks after the fact, god knows we Americans burn our team captains at the stake after every loss.

    Neither US captain's picks Holmes or Fowler did particularly well, so IMO it's not like this Ryder Cup was so close the Captain picks were the deciding factor. 17-11 is a pretty good beatdown, it was just the US's time to break the streak, and didn't have a lot to do with the wrong choices by Clarke.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:21 am
  • Hawker wrote:How Knox or Casey were not picked I'll never know. Darren Clarke's most glaring mistake.

    I wasn't a big fan of the Holmes pick. He had a sub-par year by most standards. I would have went with a much more (year 2016) consistent Kevin Na or Kevin Kisner.


    Paul Casey was ineligible because he passed on European Tour membership this year. He would have been a no-brainer over Westwood if he had been eligible.

    I was OK with Holmes, he has shown up at the bigger events this year and with Hazeltine being such a long course, his length was an asset. It wasn't his best week, although he drew some very difficult matchups (He had the Thomas Pieters buzzsaw in singles, and in fourball, he and Ryan Moore drew Sergio and Rafa Cabrera-Bello). I thought Justin Thomas should have made it ahead of Matt Kuchar. Kuchar racks up top 10s like they're nothing, but I just don't trust him to make the shots when they're really needed. Thomas' recent form has been better than Rickie Fowler's too, although I really wanted Fowler on the team for personality and chemistry purposes.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:29 am
  • SomersetHawk wrote:
    Hawker wrote:How Knox or Casey were not picked I'll never know. Darren Clarke's most glaring mistake.

    I wasn't a big fan of the Holmes pick. He had a sub-par year by most standards. I would have went with a much more (year 2016) consistent Kevin Na or Kevin Kisner.


    Casey's meh, Westy should never have got in over Knox but on reflection I guess you can't blame Clarke too much for the Kaymer pick. Fitzpatrick and Wood were there on merit but if he could have left them out I've no doubt he would have. The likes of Lowry, Beef Johnston and even Poulter (who like Reed is made for the Ryder cup) would have made it closer. I absolutely expect the former two to be in France next time.


    Beef is awesome. Very excited that he earned a PGA Tour card for next year through the web.com finals.

    Lowry has been pretty terrible since blowing that third round lead at the U.S. Open. Poulter would have been tempting with his ridiculous Ryder Cup record, but he's still rehabbing an injury from May (I'm not sure if he could have played, I thought it was a four-month injury), and his results have been so mediocre for the past year and a half, it may have been a tough sell anyway. It would have kinda been like Love III using a Captain's pick on Tiger, although Poulter has been much better at the Ryder Cup than Tiger.
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Re: Ryder Cup
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:13 am
  • Rat wrote:
    Hawker wrote:How Knox or Casey were not picked I'll never know. Darren Clarke's most glaring mistake.

    I wasn't a big fan of the Holmes pick. He had a sub-par year by most standards. I would have went with a much more (year 2016) consistent Kevin Na or Kevin Kisner.


    Paul Casey was ineligible because he passed on European Tour membership this year. He would have been a no-brainer over Westwood if he had been eligible.

    I was OK with Holmes, he has shown up at the bigger events this year and with Hazeltine being such a long course, his length was an asset. It wasn't his best week, although he drew some very difficult matchups (He had the Thomas Pieters buzzsaw in singles, and in fourball, he and Ryan Moore drew Sergio and Rafa Cabrera-Bello). I thought Justin Thomas should have made it ahead of Matt Kuchar. Kuchar racks up top 10s like they're nothing, but I just don't trust him to make the shots when they're really needed. Thomas' recent form has been better than Rickie Fowler's too, although I really wanted Fowler on the team for personality and chemistry purposes.


    Almost was not sure that Phil was gonna make it in. Kinda glad he did. Still one of the newer faces in the game for my age. Most of the other parts Rat said are spot on in my opinion.

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Re: Ryder Cup
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:33 am
  • I know there was some Pieters love at the Ryder cup so here's him driving the green on a 407 yard par four today. Made all the more amusing by it rolling past guys waiting to take their third.

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Re: Ryder Cup
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:17 am
  • Somerset,

    Great clip. Really enjoyed watching Pieters and figure he will be around for years.

    I do have a question;

    What percentage of Euro golfers come to US for collegiate school/golf? Son of a friend played D-1 golf and his team had 3-4 from out of country playing golf.

    Are there university programs in Europe or do others go the route of mini-tours?
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Re: Ryder Cup
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:35 pm
  • DTexHawk wrote:
    Are there university programs in Europe or do others go the route of mini-tours?


    I read an article a while back about Luke Donald. He basically said it's a no brainer for European kids to come to the US for college and education if they're not going pro at 18 or 19.

    Far more competitive, more tournaments/matches and more high level instruction. He said European University golf is basically like intramural where there's maybe a handful of tournaments a year, kids drive themselves and pay for everything themselves.
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