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Author Topic: 2023 Ryder Cup  (Read 11379 times)

Lennys Tap

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #125 on: September 01, 2023, 12:59:41 PM »
Why aren't teams offering the kitchen sink for James Harden?  He's a top 10 talent in the world.  Why weren't teams bending over backwards to get Kyrie?  He's a top 10 talent in the world.  This is professional sports, not pickup basketball at the Y where buddies just want to get some run.

It's almost like just taking the most talented people and sending them out there doesn't work out.  Chemistry is a thing.

When 5 guys are sharing one ball it’s one thing. Golf isn’t remotely the same but I’m not surprised you’d make the analogy.

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #126 on: September 01, 2023, 01:35:10 PM »
So Tiger shouldn’t have made the Ryder Cup teams? But of course that’s absurd. Small sample sizes, regression to the mean, etc.

Each Ryder Cup Team is a stand alone entity. JT played his way on to two of them and performed well. This year he played himself off of the team but was given a spot over some who played better. You think that’s a good thing. I disagree.

Never stated that, but sure, jump to that conclusion.


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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #127 on: September 01, 2023, 03:56:25 PM »
Never stated that, but sure, jump to that conclusion.

No, you pointed out (correctly) that his record in Ryder Cup play sucked. But if you want to add players who don’t earn a spot because of past success in the format wouldn’t you likewise want to eliminate deserving players because of past failures?

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #128 on: September 01, 2023, 04:31:24 PM »
No, you pointed out (correctly) that his record in Ryder Cup play sucked. But if you want to add players who don’t earn a spot because of past success in the format wouldn’t you likewise want to eliminate deserving players because of past failures?

No. I was pointing out that tournament golf and Ryder Cup golf are not the same. Tiger is a good example of this. Recent tournament success or failure does not mean Ryder Cup success or failure.

So, I'm in favor of the RC Captain looking at other factors in making his captain picks. That's why I don't have an issue with ZJ picking JT.

Btw, I don't like JT. However, I would like to see the US win an away Ryder Cup. If that means having the Spring Break Crew together, so be it. Because the old way wasn't working.
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #129 on: September 02, 2023, 10:08:00 PM »
No. I was pointing out that tournament golf and Ryder Cup golf are not the same. Tiger is a good example of this. Recent tournament success or failure does not mean Ryder Cup success or failure.

So, I'm in favor of the RC Captain looking at other factors in making his captain picks. That's why I don't have an issue with ZJ picking JT.

Btw, I don't like JT. However, I would like to see the US win an away Ryder Cup. If that means having the Spring Break Crew together, so be it. Because the old way wasn't working.

Hopefully Smiley gets some booth time.

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #130 on: September 03, 2023, 05:58:31 PM »
Time for the Euros.    Who will be the JT, who will be the Keegan?

Rory, Rahm, Hovland, Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Robert Macintyre are automatically qualified.

Fleetwood, Rose, and Straka seem like no-brainer captain's picks.   

Did Aberg come from nowhere to steal a Captain's pick?    Did Lowry's desultory play of late leave him off after a solid spring?

I think Aberg, Lowry, and Meronk are 10-11-12.     Aberg's win taking the spot from Hojgaard.


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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #131 on: September 03, 2023, 07:45:35 PM »

tower912

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #132 on: September 03, 2023, 07:48:42 PM »
3 for 2 spots.  Aberg, Hoggard, and Lowry.  I think Lowry gets the JT treatment.   Body of work says Hojgaard.   Hot hand says Aberg.   So, flip the Euro between Aberg and Hojgaard.
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #133 on: September 04, 2023, 08:27:02 AM »
Meronk got screwed. I hope the US kills the Euros.

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #134 on: September 04, 2023, 10:35:33 AM »
3 for 2 spots.  Aberg, Hoggard, and Lowry.  I think Lowry gets the JT treatment.   Body of work says Hojgaard.   Hot hand says Aberg.   So, flip the Euro between Aberg and Hojgaard.

Big Meronk fan but Aberg and Hojgaard are long term picks.  Both have star potential.

As for the JT pick, Zach choosing him, I get the strategy.  Current form could be gone or back in a month, so pick the devil you know.  For the concern over his play, I’d also worry about Spieth and Burns and Fowler to a lesser extent whose play has cooled since his win
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #135 on: September 04, 2023, 01:15:37 PM »
This guy thinks that Meronk should have been included in place of Lowry, not either of the youngsters.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/euroepan-ryder-cup-captains-picks-mix-experience-new-blood

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #136 on: September 07, 2023, 08:02:34 AM »

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #137 on: September 07, 2023, 08:45:00 AM »
Meronk reaction.

https://golf.com/news/ryder-cup-adrian-meronk-snub/



Would have liked watching Meronk beat JT or Flower 5&4 on Sunday.  Now, Aberg will
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #138 on: September 12, 2023, 09:41:20 AM »
Ryder Cup champs playing together this week at Wentworth

https://x.com/dpworldtour/status/1701594007766233277?s=46&t=QSiaGcOIKZrrpw0ciZkI5Q
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #139 on: September 15, 2023, 10:20:57 AM »
Good to see Team Europe playing well at Wentworth.  Looks like Team USA is practicing largely in their gated communities to prepare for the Ryder Cup.

Prop bet on Zach beating JT in Napa?  Wouldn’t that be embarrassing
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #140 on: September 16, 2023, 08:40:52 AM »
European captain made the cut.   American captain doesn't.   Omen?
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Uncle Rico

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #141 on: September 16, 2023, 08:48:22 AM »
European captain made the cut.   American captain doesn't.   Omen?

At least JT beat him. 

I’m very encouraged for my European boys.  Many appear in fine form while the Americans are already making excuses

https://www.sbnation.com/golf/2023/9/13/23870743/ryder-cup-zach-johnson-stewart-cink-claim-host-venue
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #142 on: September 16, 2023, 09:03:12 AM »
That Aberg kid can hit some shots.   At this moment, it feels like the streak continues.
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #143 on: September 16, 2023, 09:04:47 AM »
That Aberg kid can hit some shots.   At this moment, it feels like the streak continues.

2.5 majors won by Team Europe members in 2024.  Take the over
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #144 on: September 16, 2023, 09:31:53 AM »
European Rickie with an incredible shot from the hay
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tower912

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #145 on: September 16, 2023, 10:14:38 AM »
European Rickie with an incredible shot from the hay
Golf Jesus?
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #146 on: September 16, 2023, 10:35:30 AM »
Ramsey head thoroughly up his ass.

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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #147 on: September 16, 2023, 10:51:52 AM »
If Rory and Golf Jesus are paired at the Ryder Cup, will it be a landslide or will they go their own way?   Either way, I am sure there will be big love everywhere.
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #148 on: September 17, 2023, 07:35:01 AM »
8 Euro Ryder Cup players within 5 shots of the lead at Wentworth.

Hatton
McIlroy
Lowry
Rahm
Aberg
Straka
Hovland
Fleetwood

JT playing well in Cali.

Fleetwood just ended his tournament.   Never mind.
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Re: 2023 Ryder Cup
« Reply #149 on: September 17, 2023, 07:46:02 AM »
8 Euro Ryder Cup players within 5 shots of the lead at Wentworth.

Hatton
McIlroy
Lowry
Rahm
Aberg
Straka
Hovland
Fleetwood

JT playing well in Cali.

Fleetwood just ended his tournament.   Never mind.

Rough morning for Aberg and European Richard.
Ramsey head thoroughly up his ass.