AS GOOD AS IT GETS | USA wins Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup, pro golf’s biennial war between the United States and Europe, was contested this past weekend in Kentucky. For the first time since 1999, the Americans took home the Cup – and did it in grand style.
I watch the competition every two years, and lately there’s not been much to cheer about. The USA’s last win was tainted by questions about poor sportsmanship and an untimely celebration of a long bomb of a putt made by Justin Leonard. The Americans have struggled to find cohesiveness as a team, and our best players usually don’t play like it.
Usually, the singles matches on Sunday are more about bad shots than good ones, but this year it was different. Both teams seemed to make the shots they needed to down the stretch. The USA just made more.
Our own Alex Podlogar chronicled the day in his blog; you can read it here.
There’s a lot of talk about how Tiger Woods’ absence may have impacted the team…he’s been less than stellar as a Ryder Cupper and his larger-than-life persona hasn’t exactly elevated the games of those around him. You can read more about that in Christine Brennan’s column in today’s USA Today here.