Saturday, September 29, 2007
Notta Chance Man
I hate to break it with all the International players that religiously read my blog (Hey Adam!), but you might as well change your plane tickets.
Things that don't happen in golf - John Daly hosts the weekly devotional service, Tiger Woods folds in a major and Americans, whether it be Ryder or Presidents, don't go down in singles matches.
Maybe the American's DNA was made to just play individually, coming from back in the U.S. Junior Amateur days through all the WGC match-play tournaments, but the guys just rock and roll like USC football on Sundays in Cups.
It is pretty crazy how our team of Tiger, Phil and the rest can dominate the likes of Vijay, Ernie, My Queer, Adam, the Australians and all the household names making up Gary Players lineup but get smoked by guys like Robert Karlsson and Phillip Price in the Ryder Cup.
Maybe it's the pressure, maybe it has something to do with the Europeans "comradery" or maybe they just outplay us once a week, but I'd love to see this fire come out of the American players next year, at say, the Valhalla.
(Also, I just moved Woody Austin up to my "favorite player I'd never want to be a rules official against" list)