Five of the best Ryder Cup matches

Sep 30 2016

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Sep 26 2016

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Martin Vousden on the Ryder Cup

Sep 21 2016

Thought for the Day
Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on

Almost there
The phoney war is almost over; we now know the constituent parts of the teams (almost) that will represent Europe and America and it’s about time to start getting excited, with the Ryder Cup just over a week away. I say we ‘almost’ know who will be teeing it up at Hazeltine because US captain Davis Love has announced three of his four wild card picks and is waiting for the outcome of next week’s Tour Championship, the fourth and last of the season-ending FedEx Cup series, to give us the final name. The decision to delay his fourth pick is known as the Horschel Rule, after Billy was selected two years ago at the same point in the calendar, having put in a hot performance at the Tour Championship.

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It means that the American captain is choosing players on current form because there are always at least a couple in any team who qualified early in the season but have subsequently lost a bit of their edge – Danny Willett and Chris Wood, for example. As a policy it makes sense to select on current form rather than history. Two years ago at Gleneagles an out-of-sorts Ian Poulter was named in the European team because of his stunning exploits in the two previous competitions. But he had no recent form and it showed, as he scraped two halves and a loss, and was benched for both foursomes.

It’s a lesson several American captains failed to (more…)

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