This entry is now closed for comments.
Fantastic sporting spectacle and like other events this summer / year, grabbed the attention of people who don't usually watch golf / sport SP of the Yr is going to be tough this year.. Comment 130 were you watching the Ryder Cup did not see any fat players or OAPs, perhaps you have a reflective tv screen.
In May 2011 George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour, said: “... Seve was the inspiration behind The European Tour ... it is both right and fitting that, in the fullness of time, we find the most appropriate way to acknowledge his unique contribution.” There can be no better time than now for Seve's silhouette image to become the Tour's official logo. All in favour, say "Aye".
I'd like to echo BooBoo's comment about the dreadful Sky coverage, too many adverts by far. I was also highly annoyed by the vague and partial coverage of the last 6 matches on Sunday. Very poor. The BBC highlights seemed to show much more of the later matches. I don't think we saw Kaymer until about the 17th hole!As for the golf, there are not enough superlatives. Brilliant!
Poulter now takes over Seve mantle. Westwood correct in suggesting 9 qualify 2 picks and Poulter next time around. Hope this was not said at the press conference when I understand he was drunk
For those who had to endure Sky's coverage and their constant ad breaks. As an ex-pat I watched the matches on Sky Deutschland who also took the NBC feed. Commentators Warren Humphrey, Sam Torrance and Jay Townsend were superb and on each day there were only TWO ad breaks. Sky UK have no excuses, what a bad deal UK viewers get, shame that the BBC can't do it instead.
Re 130. Simon KnoppAre you sure the 'p's' in your username ain't upside down?
Dont get me wrong I love Tom but I just had a feeling. It was not the putt at 18 that won Seve the Open that year it was that incredible 6 iron from the rough at 17. The Europe team had 13 players this week 12 on the course and 1 playing in heaven and they all played a part. I just wish that we could solve the Euro crisis by working as well together as the Ryder Cup team !!!
Last time out it was Mahon who had the unenviable task of playing against McDowell. This time is was Furyk who wanted the ground to open up and swallow him whole. I met Jim at an Indian Restaurant near Dundee, during a particular Open Championship at either Carnoustie or St Andrews and he was having dinner with Mickelson. Both were fantastic and took time to say hello, great blokes.
Amazing, and I don't even play golf. However ... could the BBC please change it's commentary style, or at least take Peter Alliss off air. I always get the impression he's doing his best to stay awake, or perhaps concentrating on stopping his slipper from dropping off the end of his toe. Occasionally he seems to look up ...the Europeans have won the Ryder Cup .... yes .... hmm....
I cant say anything that has not already been said apart from that I was an 18 year old 4 handicapper in the stand at 18 at St Andrews in 84 and I saw the putt. My father had picked up a paper on the way to the course and the headline was "Its got to be Watson!!" I said no Seve will win.
A landmark in the history of golf and just about as good as sport gets, that kind of consistent quality of approach shots and putts we never see on the last day of a major. Credit to phil M for his sportsmanship- in the 50s he'd have been arrested for being "unamerican"! The final word goes to the architect Seve- check out this fitting tribute: youtube.com/watch?v=AT7vmBWYEuc
TeamEurope "We few we happy few we band of bothers"
For sporting drama, passion desire and ultimatley sweet sweet victory the 39th Ryder Cup could not be bettered. Both teams were superb and the Golf was incredible but when the pendulum swung Europe's way it was sensational. That victory was for Europe, the fans the players and for Ollie and Seve and all they meant mean and will always mean to millions of us
People complain about SKY's coverage with the ads. I was in the States and had SKY on the laptop with NBC on the TV. SKY's had about half the amount of adds plus SKY's coverage was taken from NBC so they are restricted in that way. Besides that it should have been on the BBC for all to savour. SKY is in the process of destroying The Masters. How long before they do the same to the British Open
Not sure there really was any booing...what you do hear is chants of Luuuuk for Luke Donald and Kuuuuuch for Matt Kuchar. US crowds were raucous and partisan, but in any country/sport there will always be a few fans who maybe lose control of their emotions after a few drinks.
On the other we have a player who was cheering his ACTUAL success DURING the match, and likely in some degree in response to significantly more aggressive - unnecessarily so - behaviour. This isn't a USA - Europe thing. My favourite player at the moment is Bubba who marginally edges out Phil Mickelson after about 15 years. Just thought i'd say
@185Two very different behaviours were exhibited there. On the one hand, one of the team's players went out very early indeed solely to stoke up the crowd to deliver what even some Americans were embarrassed by. I don't know who the "Butch" guy is but it either him or Jack Nicklaus who said their wife was embarrassed and stated as such. Cont...
Shame such a great victory was not shown live on the BBC
187.Name Number 6 I singled out football, as I was limited on characters :-)I wasn't intending to do do a Python; what have the romans ever done for us: health, roads, sanitation, public order and the aquaduct :-)The list of bad behaviour, in its many forms, is evident in many sports, but I think you get my point. There is an honesty in golf, with players and in general most supporters
We're having some problems displaying the comments at the moment. Sorry. We're doing our best to fix it.
You must sign in to rate comments