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  1. All of the variables, the randomness, luck, chance, etc,… just semantics in match play. The point is, the best players don’t necessarily win. Tiger has a losing Ryder Cup record, but pretty stellar career otherwise. The US just seems to succumb to the pressure of being favorites.
  2. Nah, he didn’t say winning was “all luck”. He just pointed out the role of chance in match play versus stroke play.
  3. Well, it you go back far enough, the US is 26-14-2 overall, maybe the “long view” Cantley refers to, haha… In the end, Individual players have to make, or not make, putts. Not teams. I think the Euros just successfully exploit their underdog status in recent events. Relieves the pressure of expectations that the US is saddled with.
  4. Actually, both teams are picked the same way - based on their respective stroke play rankings. It would be interesting to pick a team based only on match play performance, but that doesn’t come into play. Maybe as tiebreakers on picks. Anyway, It always comes down to putting, right? I think the Europeans have been smart to play up the perception of being the underdogs at every cup. It’s a great motivator, and pressure reliever. Glad to have a younger US squad with less “scar tissue” this time!
  5. So, I've read a few gin books. Let's see if I get it right. If you play enough gin hands, a 1- or 2-percent difference in skill translates to almost an assured win over many, many, many hands of gin. "But you could have a big difference between somebody, maybe a 60- to 40-percent skill level difference, and gin is still chancy enough to where you could play 10 hands and lose six or seven of the hands than someone that's much worse than you skill-wise. "Really there's only two – these matches are only played every two years, and golf is very chancy. Think the talking heads were disappointed. But it won’t shut down all their endless talk of superior team work by the Europeans, haha…
  6. UPDATE: A volunteer at this event sent an email to the tour. He said he accidentally stepped on Rory’s ball, but didn’t mention it at the time. Rory took his legitimate drop, and played on. The volunteer only “fessed up” after realizing all the grief Rory was taking.
  7. > @AWorkInProgress said: > A very impressive win from Rory over his recent nemesis Brooks and a clear statement of intent in his pursuit of climbing back to world #1. So what separated the winner from the top 3 players in this event, it’s what usually separates the heavy majority of winners - the level of their Tee to Green. > > The top 3 players all Putted to a similar level over the 4 days. Rory ranked #11 in Putting for the week gaining +2.1 shots on the field (so just slightly above mid-pack), Xander ranked similar #13 in his Putting gaining +1.6 shots with Brooks ranking #12 in Putting gaining +1.7 shots, so all very similar. > > But what really separated the winner was the level of their Tee to Green with Rory ranking #1 Tee to Green gaining a mind boggling +10.9 shots on the field, with Xander ranking #2 gaining +8.4 shots and Brooks ranking #7 Tee to Green gaining only +4.3 shots on the field. > > So Rory gained +6.6 shots on Brooks Tee to Green for the week with only +0.5 shots separating them in their Putting. > > Overall final round Rory putted well but the tone setting difference between Rory & Brooks was established particularly on holes 7,8,9 when Rory was actually putting worse than Brooks up to that point but Brooks still trailed Rory by 2 shots. Brook’s feeling the pressure and his inability Off the Tee compared to Rory is where Brook’s lost -2.1 shots on the field vs Rory gaining +1.3 shots with his comparative Tee game - so Rory gained a huge +3.4 shots over Brooks just Off the Tee in the final round. > > And on this course especially playing that poorly Off the Tee, this set the tone of the day for Brooks and the pressure mounted and bled into all other areas of his game. > > Bottom line, Rory pummelled this course and the worlds best players into submission Tee to Green ranking #1 (Rory was #1 Off the Tee, #9 in Approach, #2 Around the Green and #11 in Putting). > @AWorkInProgress said: > A very impressive win from Rory over his recent nemesis Brooks and a clear statement of intent in his pursuit of climbing back to world #1. So what separated the winner from the top 3 players in this event, it’s what usually separates the heavy majority of winners - the level of their Tee to Green. > > The top 3 players all Putted to a similar level over the 4 days. Rory ranked #11 in Putting for the week gaining +2.1 shots on the field (so just slightly above mid-pack), Xander ranked similar #13 in his Putting gaining +1.6 shots with Brooks ranking #12 in Putting gaining +1.7 shots, so all very similar. > > But what really separated the winner was the level of their Tee to Green with Rory ranking #1 Tee to Green gaining a mind boggling +10.9 shots on the field, with Xander ranking #2 gaining +8.4 shots and Brooks ranking #7 Tee to Green gaining only +4.3 shots on the field. > > So Rory gained +6.6 shots on Brooks Tee to Green for the week with only +0.5 shots separating them in their Putting. > > Overall final round Rory putted well but the tone setting difference between Rory & Brooks was established particularly on holes 7,8,9 when Rory was actually putting worse than Brooks up to that point but Brooks still trailed Rory by 2 shots. Brook’s feeling the pressure and his inability Off the Tee compared to Rory is where Brook’s lost -2.1 shots on the field vs Rory gaining +1.3 shots with his comparative Tee game - so Rory gained a huge +3.4 shots over Brooks just Off the Tee in the final round. > > And on this course especially playing that poorly Off the Tee, this set the tone of the day for Brooks and the pressure mounted and bled into all other areas of his game. > > Bottom line, Rory pummelled this course and the worlds best players into submission Tee to Green ranking #1 (Rory was #1 Off the Tee, #9 in Approach, #2 Around the Green and #11 in Putting). > @AWorkInProgress said: > A very impressive win from Rory over his recent nemesis Brooks and a clear statement of intent in his pursuit of climbing back to world #1. So what separated the winner from the top 3 players in this event, it’s what usually separates the heavy majority of winners - the level of their Tee to Green. > > The top 3 players all Putted to a similar level over the 4 days. Rory ranked #11 in Putting for the week gaining +2.1 shots on the field (so just slightly above mid-pack), Xander ranked similar #13 in his Putting gaining +1.6 shots with Brooks ranking #12 in Putting gaining +1.7 shots, so all very similar. > > But what really separated the winner was the level of their Tee to Green with Rory ranking #1 Tee to Green gaining a mind boggling +10.9 shots on the field, with Xander ranking #2 gaining +8.4 shots and Brooks ranking #7 Tee to Green gaining only +4.3 shots on the field. > > So Rory gained +6.6 shots on Brooks Tee to Green for the week with only +0.5 shots separating them in their Putting. > > Overall final round Rory putted well but the tone setting difference between Rory & Brooks was established particularly on holes 7,8,9 when Rory was actually putting worse than Brooks up to that point but Brooks still trailed Rory by 2 shots. Brook’s feeling the pressure and his inability Off the Tee compared to Rory is where Brook’s lost -2.1 shots on the field vs Rory gaining +1.3 shots with his comparative Tee game - so Rory gained a huge +3.4 shots over Brooks just Off the Tee in the final round. > > And on this course especially playing that poorly Off the Tee, this set the tone of the day for Brooks and the pressure mounted and bled into all other areas of his game. > > Bottom line, Rory pummelled this course and the worlds best players into submission Tee to Green ranking #1 (Rory was #1 Off the Tee, #9 in Approach, #2 Around the Green and #11 in Putting). > @AWorkInProgress said: > A very impressive win from Rory over his recent nemesis Brooks and a clear statement of intent in his pursuit of climbing back to world #1. So what separated the winner from the top 3 players in this event, it’s what usually separates the heavy majority of winners - the level of their Tee to Green. > > The top 3 players all Putted to a similar level over the 4 days. Rory ranked #11 in Putting for the week gaining +2.1 shots on the field (so just slightly above mid-pack), Xander ranked similar #13 in his Putting gaining +1.6 shots with Brooks ranking #12 in Putting gaining +1.7 shots, so all very similar. > > But what really separated the winner was the level of their Tee to Green with Rory ranking #1 Tee to Green gaining a mind boggling +10.9 shots on the field, with Xander ranking #2 gaining +8.4 shots and Brooks ranking #7 Tee to Green gaining only +4.3 shots on the field. > > So Rory gained +6.6 shots on Brooks Tee to Green for the week with only +0.5 shots separating them in their Putting. > > Overall final round Rory putted well but the tone setting difference between Rory & Brooks was established particularly on holes 7,8,9 when Rory was actually putting worse than Brooks up to that point but Brooks still trailed Rory by 2 shots. Brook’s feeling the pressure and his inability Off the Tee compared to Rory is where Brook’s lost -2.1 shots on the field vs Rory gaining +1.3 shots with his comparative Tee game - so Rory gained a huge +3.4 shots over Brooks just Off the Tee in the final round. > > And on this course especially playing that poorly Off the Tee, this set the tone of the day for Brooks and the pressure mounted and bled into all other areas of his game. > > Bottom line, Rory pummelled this course and the worlds best players into submission Tee to Green ranking #1 (Rory was #1 Off the Tee, #9 in Approach, #2 Around the Green and #11 in Putting). Great analysis!?
  8. > @QuigleyDU said: > it is the Presidents cup. The US wins this no matter what. This is the best event to pick himself for. Yeah, the US will probably win even if he does pick himself. Agree. But, it’s a perfect opportunity to give some of our rookies experience. It might help us be competitive in Ryder Cup.?
  9. The only reasons to pick an aging legend, whose game is trending down, is ego and TV ratings. He’s not one of the 12 best players at this time. One mitigating excuse is that it is just an exhibition.
  10. if you’re making an 11 on every hole, I’d think you’d be removed from the course before you finished the front 9, haha. As a 12 hdcp, I just broke 90 from the members tees (~6500 yds?). I was playing solid, steady golf. A couple pars, rest bogies and a double). But, you HAVE to hit the fairways or forget it. I was a fit 56 years old, and was really tired afterwards - a hard walk!
  11. 100%! I totally agree with that. Its a pace of play opportunity and I hope peeps embrace it. There are many other simple things that "aware" player can do to help speed pace of play if they so choose. This rule change is generally a non-factor for pace Yes.
  12. Good post. Plausible. This rule-change pushback is largely a result of the ongoing arrogant attitude by the USGA (IMO). The repeated US Open course snafus, and the ridiculous rulings/interpretations in recent years, just promote their poor image. They have an absence of self-awareness, or worse, don’t care. Need to re-boot.
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