Monday, October 4, 2010
The Putt Heard Round the World
It all came down to the anchor match: Hunter Mahan vs. Graeme McDowell.
But thanks to the Monday morning singles drama, the 2010 Ryder Cup will no longer be remembered for the horrendous weather and faulty rain gear; instead we will remember the ascension of Rickie Fowler, the redemption of Tiger Woods, and the dominance of Lee Westwood. And we will remember that even in the pouring rain, the Ryder Cup is the most exciting and dramatic event in golf.
So a few congratulations are in order for the European Team:
First to Colin Montgomerie. Colin you somehow managed to pull this one off. Your Captain's picks performed well (minus Paddy) and your pairings were spot on. After a mediocre first day, you got your men ready for battle, and routed the Americans on day two. Your experience and leadership helped right the ship, and lead team Europe to victory. Bravo, old man.
To Ross Fisher, you are the best golfer that no one has ever heard of. Come play in the U.S. more and make some cash.