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Ryder Cup - Team USA 11 1/2 Team Europe 16 1/2

Posted on September 28, 2014 by admin

Results are in and it wasn`t pretty for Team USA. They performed better in the singles matches then last time at Medinah, when they entered the final day with a commanding lead, but there was to be no miraculous comeback today.

Team Europe won 5 Matches and halved 3 other matches with Team Usa winning the other 4 Matches, a pretty good result if you went into the final day with 9 points. Unfortunately for the American team it was Europe who went into day three with 10 points and only needed four more to win.

It`s hard to admit but the evidence seems to indicate that absent a dominant player like Tiger, Team USA is simply not good enough at this point in time.

Let`s start with World Golf Rankings:

Number 1 Rory McIlroy
Number 2 Adam Scott
Number 3 Sergio Garcia
Number 4 Jim Furyk
Number 5 Henrik Stenson
Number 6 Justin Rose
Number 7 Bubba Watson

Four of the Top Seven players on tour were on Team Europe and number two is Australian leaving Team USA with Two Players.

Since 1985 Team Europe has won the Cup 11 times out of the 15 biannual competitions held and the last three in a row. The last Team USA victory was 2008 at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky and the last time Team USA won on European soil was 1993 at The Belfry in England.

A pretty dominant performance over the past 20 years by the European Team and a reflection of how much the professional game has improved on the continent.

If there`s hope on the horizon it`s the fact out of the next top 22 players 15 are Americans plus our rookies performed very well in Scotland. We still boast the best golf training schools and coaches in the World, unfortunately the game is not being played by as many youngsters so maybe that`s where the focus needs to start.

We`ll come back in time, I`m just not too sure it`ll be in 2016 when we host the event at Hazeltine National Golf Course in Chaska, Minnesota, but here`s hoping!

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