Wrappin’ Up The Ryder Cup: A Win For Team Europe

What a finish! The 2010 Ryder Cup came down to a final round featuring some fantastic golf played by the game’s young guns and familiar faces. Europe reclaimed the Cup after leaving it in Louisville in 2008 but after a rained-out first round, it was exactly the kind of finish this elite event needed to recapture the attention of golf fans around the world. Here are a few things that kept the Caveman glued to the tube:

  • European dominance outside the US – The Americans can’t seem to win across the pond. This year’s win was Team Europe’s fourth consecutive win on their home soil. The 2012 Cup will be held at Illinois’ Medinah Country Club, which you my older Rock Heads may remember as the site of 1990 US Open.
  • Fowler for the win – The young rookie Rickie Fowler showed poise and play beyond his 21 years with an amazing performance on Monday to put some pressure on the Europeans! But in the end his incredible comeback (down 3 with 3 holes to go) to halve his match just wasn’t enough to edge Team US over to the win. Impressive play nonetheless – maybe the kid can live up to the hype and run away with some Tour wins next year?
  • Tiger still terrible – Tiger came to the Cup with his first winless PGA season under his belt and a reputation for rotten golf in previous Ryder Cups. His round on Sunday won’t help him change that, as along with partner Steve Stricker he carded his worst defeat in six Ryder Cup appearances, a 6 and 5 loss to Europeans Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. There was some controversy leading up to Corey Pavin naming Tiger to the team – anyone think he should have stayed home?

All in all a great weekend for golf! What storylines caught your eye?


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