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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

So what do you reckon? USA or Europe?  Smile



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Oh God! We really don't need another horse race in this country. There are enough of them already.

User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

We seem to have a tough time winning over there, but I think this time we may do it. Especially since it's being played on an American-style course (designed by Arnold Palmer). Of course, the weather will still be Irish...

Should be interesting!


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Quoting Exarmywarrant (Reply 2):
Of course, the weather will still be Irish...

It's NOT! We're getting the tail end of one of your hurricanes at the moment. Thanks a million.


User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
It's NOT! We're getting the tail end of one of your hurricanes at the moment. Thanks a million

Our pleasure...  goodvibes 


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
We're getting the tail end of one of your hurricanes at the moment.

Never touched the American mainland but yet somehow it is our fault.  sarcastic 

Excuses are like assholes...everyone's got one and they all stink.

That said, Who knows what will happen. Can Tiger get over his funk of playing Ryder Cup matches? He was once one of the greatest match players of all time until he had to do it for the RC. We'll see what happens. Either way it will be good golf by the world's best.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Well, Europe have won it easily  Wink


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

Yes they did. What is the deal with the US's inability to play even remotely well in most of these matches? Some of those guys looked just a shade better than my playing the way they were getting their asses handed to them?


"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

We stunk - and I do believe that our better match play people were left home through the new selection process - Davis Love, Justin Leonard for example. The Yurrupeans played very well - congrats to them.

Side note: I played Kapalua Plantation course last week from the Blues at 7200 yds and shot an 89, 42 puts didn't help, but I can't imagine how the pros shoot their scores from Championship tees at 7500 yds! The course is f*ckin' tough!



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12492 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1047 times:
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Congratulations Europe!

Some tremendous sport, with fantastic crowds without the rabid biggotry that has blighted past encounters.

How Darren Clark performed in that atmosphere after the recent events he's been through is simply beyond my comprehension. The man must have balls the size of grapefruits!

Very sporting concession by Paul McGinley to share his tightly fought match against Henry.

Not sure what DiMarco was doing on the 18th. I don't why he didn't just shake Westwood's hand when his second shot found water.

All in all I think the event was played in a great atmosphere, with both teams fully contributing. Just an observation, and maybe a hint why the US seems to be struggling in this event - the Europeans played with smiles on their faces, the Americans barely cracked a grin for three days.



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

All that free champagne and they didn't even drink the stuff!!!  banghead 



User currently offlineHandcuffs From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Yeah, we got are asses kicked b/w our shoulder blades in this one...again. Talking about balls the size of grapefruits, how about Sergio and the comments he said before the Cup started. He was solid no doubt, but he is just a tad bit arrogant for me.
HC



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Quoting Handcuffs (Reply 11):
but he is just a tad bit arrogant for me.

That coming from an American....absolutely priceless!  rotfl 



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User currently offlineHandcuffs From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 12):
That coming from an American....absolutely priceless!

Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me. You are right sir

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 12):
....absolutely priceless

 laughing   laughing   laughing 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Quoting Handcuffs (Reply 13):

 Wink

n00b  stirthepot  duck 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Even though the weather wasn't great at least the Americans had some decent support! Big grin



User currently offlineHandcuffs From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 15):
Even though the weather wasn't great at least the Americans had some decent support!

I thought Monty was playing not spectating....
 tapedshut  Did I say that....just could not resist it. It does kinda favor Monty at first glimpse. Yeah, now I know who it is, MRS. Clinton.



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 941 times:

Excellent result - agree with comment re the lack of smiles from the US team - all looked totally miserable (apart from Tiger Wood when his caddy lost his 9 iron in the lake) even if winning easily ( Jim Furyk comes to mind, beating Garcia easily, yet looked like he lost $100 and found a dollar.)

Ryder cup is a team event and it was very obvious that we were the better team even though the top 3 in the rankings are all american.

The personal tragedy of Darren Clarke and the support he had from his team mates, crowd and the american team was heartwarming and he played magnificantly. A brave decision by Woosnam to include him and a courageous one for him to say yes.

The crowd were very supportive to both sides and only the odd cry of ' get in the hole' was heard.



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