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  1. I am ignoring pretty much everything pre-94 as I was too young to have watched them. With that being the case, I have narrowed it down to:- 1997 Masters 1999 Open 2000 US Open 2000 Open 2008 US Open 2019 Masters With that being the case, I am going to plump for the 1999 Open. I was there on the Friday and Saturday and then just the sheer madness of what happened on the last day. At the time, I was too young to really appreciate what it meant for a Scot to win The Open. We used to be pretty good at it when there were only 12 people playing, 156 is just too tough. Van de Velde of course threw it away but Lawrie did what he needed to do but at the time, the magnitude of what he did was kinda lost on me.
  2. Great choice! For me, definitely one of the best Masters. It just seemed that there was so so much happening. You couldn’t look away for one moment.
  3. It’s a long time since I have seen a set matched SW in the wild. I remember being a Junior and having one but not since then. There are definitely benefits of having a specialised wedge but cynically, I suspect that the OEM realising they could make more money from them was a major reason as to why SW seemed to disappear from a standard set just in the same way that 3 irons did the same.
  4. I genuinely wonder if Brooks and Bryson have been doing just that for too much
  5. Complete 1st World problem I know but if they want him to play his best golf then I can understand why it becomes an issue.
  6. I get you but let’s jazz it up some more:- Henrik Stenson - Ice vice Captain Robert Karlsson - No one know why I am really here vice Captain Martin Kaymer - Don’t ask me about chipping vice Captain Luke Donald - Ask me about chipping vice Captain Graeme McDowell - Let’s have a pint vice Captain
  7. Totally see what you are saying as well. It certainly does seem that he struggles with certain aspects of being in a team. That that is the case is fine, I would rather that he vocalised that. He also says that he has to change the way that he thinks about in things. That seems to be me that he is changing to fit in as best he can. If he was truly not a team player, he would not be doing that.
  8. There is a method behind the madness - One, Paul McGinley noticed at Medinah that Jose Maria had to stop watching the morning sessions and confirm the afternoon groupings. That meant he didn’t have eyes on every match. Then on days 1 and 2 there are four matches out on the course. There are also four guys not out there playing. One vice captain at a time can be with a match and the fifth can be with the guys on the sidelines making sure that they are not left behind. Seems to work for us
  9. The more I look at these, the more awful they seem to get. They might look a little better by the time the Ryder Cup logo ends up on them but even still
  10. The more I think about this, the more I just don’t get the controversy that this has seemed to have caused. At no point does anything he say anything which makes me question his patriotism. Heck, if the USA are serious about reversing their fortunes in the event should the USGA not be looking at this and thinking the guy has a point? If we want these guys to win then maybe we should let them prepare optimally to go ahead and play their best golf? Reading the interview again. We have Koepka saying:- “It’s different. It’s hectic. It’s a bit odd, if I’m honest. I don’t want to say it’s a bad week. We’re just so individualized, and everybody has their routine and a different way of doing things, and now, it’s like, OK, we have to have a meeting at this time or go do this or go do that. It’s the opposite of what happens during a major week.” Then he says:- “It’s tough. There are times where I’m like, I won my match. I did my job. What do you want from me? I know how to take responsibility for the shots I hit every week. Now, somebody else hit a bad shot and left me in a bad spot, and I know this hole is a loss. That’s new, and you have to change the way you think about things. You go from an individual sport all the time to a team sport one week a year. It’s so far from my normal routine. I can barely see my [personal] team. It’s hard to even go to the gym. At the Presidents Cup in New York, we had to go to the gym at 5 a.m. to get it in. We went to the Equinox, and it was me, Dustin and Tiger, and we come back and go to a team meeting. Under regular conditions, I take naps a lot. I might take an hour, hour-and-a-half nap, or just chill on the couch and watch “SportsCenter,” before rounds, after rounds, whatever. There’s no time to do that at the Ryder Cup. There’s no time to decompress.” Is it just me or is it not really that hard a position to follow? The Ryder Cup makes it difficult to prepare himself they way that he would normally prepare himself to play a big competition. Surely, with all the obligations that comes as no surprise to anyone?! At no point is he saying he doesn’t want to play.
  11. He tells us that he is…often find that people that need to tell you they are something really aren’t all that.
  12. I have been a fully signed up to the US winning this one and winning it by some distance. The past few days though thanks to Bryson, Brooks and Azinger and their issues being raised or flagged up, has me thinking that there are definitely going to be some issues for the US. I still think that they will win but I am not sure it will be a wide margin.
  13. Azinger has certainly parlayed beating the worst European Team of its generation into some form of savant like status when it comes to the Ryder Cup. The comments in the interview were not great but equally, I am not sure that they were that that bad. I mean was there anything that he said which surprised people? Reading them - lack of time, taking players out of their routine, etc - there was nothing in there that hasn’t already been acknowledged by others. It just seems that Brooks has the attitude that he is not going to hide those things. It’s a far cry from the Brooks that was so dull that they didn’t even ask him to come into the press tent. I prefer this Brooks! Also on Patrick Reed being a better pick than him? This is the same Patrick Reed that set out to undermine Spieth before the 2018 Cup (a fight he must have know there was no way he was going to win). Then when he gets there, he threw Furyk under the bus, claimed that he carried Tiger when it was patently obvious that Reed himself played horrendously and then he went after Spieth again.
  14. I am not disagreeing with that assessment. He of course would but having listened to him talk more than I would have wanted to, the conclusion that I have come to is that he has picked up some big words, doesn’t really know the meaning of them but uses them anyway
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