Mediocre performance leaves the USA behind after day one of the Ryder Cup

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, September 22nd, 2006
Categories: European TourPGA Tour

The USA Ryder Cup team put in a less than stellar performance today. I saw several big time USA players gag on shots. I watched Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk all knock some really terrible shots into water hazards.

So after Friday’s round of the Ryder Cup the USA is down 5-3. This is right about where I thought they’d be and on their way to another loss.

Can team USA suck it up and play well enough to beat a “team” of players? I put quotes around the word “team” because that is what the USA hasn’t been for several years.

Speaking of “team” players, Tiger Woods was a puzzling 7-11-2 going into this year’s Ryder Cup. How can a player SO dominant in stroke play have such a mediocre record in the Ryder Cup?

Comments are closed.