For the third consecutive Ryder Cup, and eighth of the last ten, Europe was victorious over Team USA and it wasn’t really close. In the aftermath, people have been pointing their fingers in a variety of directions in order to find out who to blame for this mess, but in reality, there isn’t one single person or entity to pin this on. When Jack Nicklaus suggested that the Ryder Cup change to invite all of Europe in time for the 1979 competition, the wheels of change were set in motion and what used to be an easy win every two years has now evolved into a chance at competing.
It’s gotten to the point where players like Phil Mickelson are openly complaining about the process during the event, with other players like Billy Horschel and Jason Dufner chiming in on Twitter from their living rooms about what needs to change. What went wrong for Team USA at the Ryder Cup? Just about everything, and to pin this on one individual is not only a mistake, but part of the larger scope of what’s actually wrong when it comes to this event. News flash to all involved with the Ryder Cup this year: you’re all part of the problem and here’s why.
Europe has claimed their third consecutive Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Read all about the action of the final day, and some about the Phil Mickelson/Tom Watson dispute, over at theScore.
Europe has taken a huge lead at Gleneagles going into Sunday at the Ryder Cup, and it’s going to take a huge effort from Tom Watson’s US side to claim their first win since 2008. Read up on the events from Saturday in my recap at theScore.
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to go over to Scotland and play the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, site of the 2014 Ryder Cup courtesy of the Telegraph. Myself and James Corrigan were filmed playing the course and talking about what to expect.
The previews were posted at theScore, and you can take a look at them at the below links.