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The US only won these tournaments as they were playing at home in them all, they will lose all of them next time when they are played Europe/GB
Such a proper sporting event that it has energised 9 ( now 10 ) posts on the subject.
Knowing Bert MacKenzie and admiring him as a man & golfer am absoluely thrilled for him and his team. Interesting bits in thred; poor Phil at the start clearly has no idea what it's all about! BlessOur own Pro caddied for his brother in the last edition of this. So we will be talking about it. Proper sporting eventThe Garcia drop was a farce, pointing out poor preparation. Drop Zone?
This was contested by the top pro at my club so still far removed from the average player I can tell you that.
So, if Anna Nordqvists victory will always carry an asterisk, how about Rory's Open win at Liverpool when the Saturday was all mainly played in the morning off a 2 tee start because of a weather warning in the afternoon. If that hadn't been the case and it was played in traditional format would he have won? who knows....
The only thing this highlights is the vast differences in culture, course layout and conditions between the US and UK that most GB+I players would have been attuned to playing home unlike their US rivals. Add in the fact these are club professionals probably not used to playing on another continent and home advantage was probably huge. I'd expect a reversal if the match were played in the US.
Won't make any difference. I've played golf for 40 years and it's golf's values, the challenge, and the friendships its helps you forge, that are its strengths. The Tour, the R&A and Clubs all need to work harder to promote the best elements of the game. Dunhill tournament and AT&T show how it can be fun on the Tour rather than monotonous boring tournaments.
I'm a fan of Garcia but the drop situation was farcical they need to put a time limit on these decisions. Well done to GB&I at least we won something against the yanks👍
This article follows the usual recipe for BBC coverage of golf. Take three unrelated articles and concoct some convuluted argument to link them. And only one element - Garcia drop-made any sense.
PGA Cup: Will Great Britain & Ireland victory be springboard for club golf? It never has done so why now ! How many members at my club on Saturday will be talking about this match ? None I guess !
I can't be the only one tired of seeing the overhype on golf. Lots of the professionals are there for the money and not the game, it has become a job.It is good to see people we can relate to playing and more importantly enjoying the game. It doesn't matter who wins when it is a true game.
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