The Ryder Cup is one of my favorite events to watch because it is team play rather than 150 individuals competing in stroke play. I also like the match play format.
Who do you think is going to win the Cup?
The Ryder Cup is also one of my favorite competitions because it gives the players a chance to play for a team, rather than just as individuals.
I too like the format of ‘Match Play’, which is the format most golfers play on a regular basis. We don’t often use the terminology correctly; for example, a “Foursome” – as you will see during the Ryder Cup matches — is alternate shot not four guys in two carts playing their own ball and having a periodic slug of refreshment during each hole. This is a Four-Ball; A match in which two players play their better ball against the better ball of two other players on a hole by hole basis.
Roger, the teams are reasonably well matched, so it is now a matter of strategy with regard to pairings and order in which the players are designated to play. The strategy is very much like chess in that nobody knows what the other side is thinking until the pairings and/or the order is simultaneously published each day. Once this has been presented then the excitement comes in watching how the strategy plays out.
I would like to ask our visitors to make a comment as to who they think is going to win and why. Share your thoughts below.
Have fun watching the Ryder Cup