Friday, September 19, 2008
Hunter Mahan and Justin Leonard are...ON FIREEEEEEE!
I've never played in a Ryder Cup, but I'm assuming losing the first two holes in a match-play style round of 18 holes isn't exactly going to get you going, especially if you're a rookie.
No worries for Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan, who were two down after two but have birdied the last three holes to get the first American flag up on the board. Leonard was quoted earlier in one of ESPN's features as saying the thing about alternate shot is finding a rhythm and it appears they have done just that.
Mahan looks comfortable (and a bit cocky) and Leonard is pumped up, doing the fist-bump thing a WHOLE bunch. This are the kind of things the American teams has to have right now to get it going on Friday.
Also, Kenny Perry just made a birdie putt on the third hole and did a kinda scary stare that almost intimidated me a bit. Kenny Perry, badass?
Oh, and to add dorkiness to injury, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter are both wearing visors and just did one of the weirdest, awkward high five-side five things you've ever seen. I'd setting the over/under on awkward high fives this week to 11.5. Feel free to make your bets.