An open letter to Hunter Mahan

Dear Hunter, I was quite disappointed to read earlier that you will probably not be watching the Ryder Cup this year. I certainly understand your frustration on not being named to the team as I know it is a goal many professional golfers have. I also understand your desire to redeem yourself after the 2010 Ryder Cup experience you endured. However, as an avid golf fan, and a fan...
Via Putting4birdie
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The Dreaded 3-Putt and the Ryder Cup Players

We've all been there. Fairly easy putt less than 20 feet from the hole. Very little break. Maybe a tad uphill so we can be firm with the stroke. No problem, right? Just get it up there for our tap-in par and move on. But, inevitably, we end up three jacking on a few holes. It happens a lot more than we care to admit. What we will admit is that three putting sucks. Think...
Via Putting4birdie
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Another Ryder Cup Bomb Putt?

Is there anything better in golf than making a long putt to win a match? And the beer cart girl asking for your number doesn't count. Sure, all of us love to talk about the huge drives we hit (that really aren't that huge) or the wedge we stuck two feet from the hole last week. But the shot you will recall more than any other is the putt you made from nowhere when the money was...
Via Putting4birdie
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

McDowell, Furyk Disagree During First Ryder Cup Match

It didn't take long for the 2012 Ryder Cup to have controversy. On the par-3 second, Graeme McDowell's playing partner, Rory McElroy, hit his tee shot to the right of the green where it landed near a sprinkler head. McDowell requested relief, but American Jim Furyk didn't believe that the sprinkler head would effect McDowell's swing. “We’re going to have to agree to disagree...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter; this ain't your grandfather's golf

The first tee scene of the opening match of Saturday's Ryder Cup foursomes, some have argued, was nothing more than the further ruination of the sport. Oh, poppycock!! To be sure, there are some aspects of watching or attending a golf match that are ever increasingly more tedious. Listening to those who yell "YOUDAMAN" or "GETINTHEHOLE" on every shot is not my ideal way of spending...
Via Putting4birdie
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup followup; one for the ages

If you had been told, in the week leading up to the Ryder Cup, that American rookies Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley would put up 3-1-0 records; that Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson would also put up 3-1-0 records and that Dustin Johnson would go 3-0-0, how confident would you have been in a wager on a TEAM USA victory? If you had been told, in the week leading up to the Ryder Cup...
Via Putting4birdie
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup Math; where 1 plus 1 equals 3

For as long as I've been watching Ryder Cup competition, there has always been something that has bothered me about the scoring. It's time I get this off my chest and it's time to change the way individual scoring is computed in the competition. And while we're at it, let's go back and update all past Ryder Cups to make the scoring add up properly. Let's take a look at the numbers...
Via Putting4birdie
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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