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Catch Me ifyoucan
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Singles Matches you want to see at the Ryder Cup

Stenson vs Phil (again)

Willett vs Spieth

Rory vs Spieth
Rory vs Dustin

Beef vs Boo
Beef vs JB
Beef vs Bubba
Beef vs Reed

Sergio vs Reed
Poults v Reed
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Report xmoneyx September 28, 2016 7:38 PM BST
Danny Willets brother goes ott

“They need to silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling, irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer, pausing between mouthfuls of hotdog so they can scream ‘Baba booey’ until their jelly faces turn red.

“They need to stun the angry, unwashed, Make America Great Again swarm, desperately gripping their concealed-carry compensators and belting out a mini-erection inducing ‘mashed potato,’ hoping to impress their cousin.

“They need to smash the obnoxious dads, with their shiny teeth, Lego man hair, medicated ex-wives, and resentful children. Squeezed into their cargo shorts and boating shoes, they’ll bellow ‘get in the hole’ whilst high-fiving all the other members of the Dentists’ Big Game Hunt Society.

“Team Europe need to silence these cretins quickly.”
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 28, 2016 11:38 PM BST
IS Captain Clarke playing a blinder bringing in Magician 'Dynamo' (and other celebs) to liven up the team room ???

http://www.golfpunkhq.com/ryder-cup-2016/article/a-bit-of-ryder-cup-magic-
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 28, 2016 11:38 PM BST
Oops
Report xmoneyx September 28, 2016 11:45 PM BST
wasn't that great a card trick Sad
Report xmoneyx September 29, 2016 2:10 PM BST
no bets

I'm calling it for USA Cool
Report xmoneyx September 29, 2016 2:34 PM BST
For those that don't think Ryder Cup is commercialised

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#TeamEurope captain Darren Clarke looks relaxed ahead of announcing his first pairings

#RyderCup Worldwide Partner
Report xmoneyx September 29, 2016 8:34 PM BST
heckler sinks putt Laugh





http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17670211&sf37396499=1
Report equine flew September 29, 2016 9:01 PM BST
Hole in One - No @ 1/5
Report stickyvicky September 29, 2016 10:42 PM BST
Judging by the Wags on both teams, Golfers prefer Blondes
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 10:41 AM BST
Let the fun begin.....

Stenson/Rose 13/10 v Spieth/Reed 5/4
Rory/Sullivan 23/20 v Mickelson/Fowler 6/4
Garcia/Kaymer 6/4 v Walker/Zach 23/20
Westwood/Petiers 12/5 v DJ/Kuchar 7/10
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 10:42 AM BST
Best available prices atm
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 10:45 AM BST
It's 6/1 the draw except match 4 @ 13/2
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 10:47 AM BST
Could Pieters surprise - has the length for DJ
Report xmoneyx September 30, 2016 10:48 AM BST
I think Rory/Sullivan is a interesting pairing
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 10:55 AM BST
And SERGIO 6/1 for top European 12/1 tops overall Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 11:01 AM BST
Calling it 2½ / 1½ this morning
Report xmoneyx September 30, 2016 11:20 AM BST
for who?
Report padlock September 30, 2016 11:20 AM BST
Lets go Europe , stick it to the septic tanks , 3-1 correct score to euro this morning
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 11:22 AM BST
What time is throw in
Report padlock September 30, 2016 11:23 AM BST
1.30 ourtime
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 11:24 AM BST
See it 13.35pm
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 11:24 AM BST
Tks
Report Eric.Cartman September 30, 2016 11:42 AM BST
this is gonna be a bloodbath...struggle to see europe getting to double figures....way to many poor putters against the most solid side the Yanks have put up for many a year. Gonna be the most one sided ryder cup in living memory....go USA 20- europe 8 (125/1 jokers) + usa 22-6(or better) 300/1 + can anyone match my £500 at 6.0 any other yank win (correct score market)
Report therhino September 30, 2016 11:50 AM BST
How is this the most solid US side in years??
Report Mike-lfc September 30, 2016 11:54 AM BST

Sep 1, 2016 -- 11:18AM, johnnythebull wrote:


most overrated tournament in history


my old man can't stand it

Report Mike-lfc September 30, 2016 12:02 PM BST
Europe always a have a sh*t team and win.
Report Eric.Cartman September 30, 2016 12:09 PM BST
How is this the most solid US side in years??

No Simpson/Bradley/Mahan even Furyk and Bubba....big fan of Ryan Moore/JB and Koepka and reckon im clutching at straws thinking that there probable weakness is with Fowler and Mickleson...hopefully our rookies will come to the party but i reckon its a gonna be an impossible task for Europe. Hope i'm completely wrong and my bets lose.
Report therhino September 30, 2016 12:42 PM BST
The US has more depth without doubt, but Europe's best are better than the Americans best. They should win but we say that every time, I think Europe are over priced.
Report johnnythebull September 30, 2016 2:35 PM BST
Mike-lfc    30 Sep 16 11:54 
Sep 1, 2016 -- 5:18PM, johnnythebull wrote:

most overrated tournament in history

my old man can't stand it

having dissed it..you still end up watching itGrin
think both sides are over hyped tbf
lot of GB & E not in brilliant form
and as has been stated above
many of them not the best of putters
for us to have any chance we have to come out on top on the opening 2 days
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 5:11 PM BST
Rory/Sulliivan will win
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 5:13 PM BST
1up three to play v Phil/Trickie
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 5:23 PM BST
My SERGIO is lookin shaky.

REED does need a slap ! First point to USAWhoops
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 5:24 PM BST
WIllet bro may have cost Europe a point ?
Report donny osmond September 30, 2016 5:26 PM BST
dusty kooch make it 2-0
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 5:28 PM BST
C'mon Andy.

5 n 4 win for Kuch & Dustbin. 2 points to USA
Report crystalhunt September 30, 2016 5:29 PM BST
USA 33/100
Early days
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 5:30 PM BST
Thrashing
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 30, 2016 5:32 PM BST
More like 18 vs 10 ffs
Report MC Roller September 30, 2016 5:38 PM BST
Great stuff bringing in Dynamo. Looks like job done, Europe certainly disappeared today.
Report donny osmond September 30, 2016 5:40 PM BST
usa dormie in other 2 so its 3-0
Report xmoneyx September 30, 2016 6:12 PM BST
a new low mcginnley blaming peter willet Excited
Report crystalhunt September 30, 2016 6:13 PM BST
1/7 game over but worth a lay just for interest.
Report EUGENE KRABS September 30, 2016 6:17 PM BST
8 - 0 today a distinct possibility !
Report xmoneyx September 30, 2016 6:18 PM BST
sky twice mention peter willet

they need to grow oneLaugh
Report crystalhunt September 30, 2016 6:28 PM BST
Got to question Westwood as a pick- on form way down the list.
Report xmoneyx September 30, 2016 6:50 PM BST
Tweeter Alliss‏ @TweeterAlliss
M'lads, there are only 4 matches played, there are 24 to go. Calm the F*ck down, by Jove. #RyderCup
Report crystalhunt September 30, 2016 9:18 PM BST
1/3
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 1, 2016 12:08 AM BST
By Jove Splended Laugh
Report padlock October 1, 2016 1:02 AM BST
Lets do this eurotrash euroland Wink
Report xmoneyx October 1, 2016 10:41 AM BST
some of the heckling Willett heard at virtually every hole.

“Danny, you’re brother’s an idiot!”

“Hey Danny, can you get me a hot dog?”

“Hey, Danny, want a jelly donut or would you rather some cookie dough?”

“I fill my fat, jelly face with hot dogs. Don’t let it bother you.”

Willett was cheered along the way, too. After he made birdie at the ninth, he got a huge cheer from fans. But as the cheer was subsiding, a fan yelled, “But we still hate you Danny!”

Willett’s parents were inside the ropes following him.

Snedeker was asked if fans crossed the line.

“You get in the last couple groups, people don’t want you to win or whatever it maybe, you hear some yelling,” Snedeker said. “I don’t think it crossed the line by any stretch of the imagination.”Scared
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 1, 2016 10:49 PM BST
Catch Me ifyoucan  • September 24, 2016 10:10 PM BST 
RHINO, Dogs to eat the Swans ?
Sep 24, 2016 -- 10:10PM, Catch Me ifyoucan wrote:
God willing.


HE WAS HappyDevil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 1, 2016 11:06 PM BST
Mickelson/Fowler 6/5 v Mclroy/Pieters 4/6
Snedeker/Koepka 4/5 v Stenson/Fitzpatrick 1/1
Walker/Zachary 4/5 v Rose/Wood 1/1
Reed/Spieth 4/6 v Garcia/Cab Bello 6/5


Rory McIlroy & Thomas Pieters  v    Brooks Koepka & Dustin Johnson   
Danny Willett & Lee Westwood   v    Ryan Moore & J.B. Holmes   
Martin Kaymer & Sergio Garcia  v    Phil Mickelson & Matt Kuchar   
Henrik Stenson & Justin Rose   v    Patrick Reed & Jordan Spieth
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 2, 2016 12:02 AM BST
Willet and Westy both miss short putts to HALVE 4ball MATCH........ That hurt, OUCH !
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 2, 2016 12:16 AM BST
9½ vs 6½ going into the SUNDAY SINGLES
Report Platini October 2, 2016 12:22 AM BST
USA were 1.18 when they were 4 up after 4 matches.
now they're 3 up after 16 matches, and yet they are 1.25

doesn't that look on the big side ?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 2, 2016 12:27 AM BST
OK, so where will USA get their 5 points needed to win ? Devil
Report xmoneyx October 2, 2016 12:31 AM BST
babyface assassin

Crazy
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 2, 2016 12:42 AM BST
'We don't need the MIRACLE AT MEDINAH'.....Crikey, what do we need ? Major Meltdown in Minnesota

Hazeltine is even better qualified historically to host this Ryder Cup than Medinah was four years ago. Hazeltine didn’t even open until 1962, roughly 40 years after Medinah, but it has already hosted two U.S. Opens (1970, 1991), two U.S. Women’s Opens (1966, 1977), two PGA Championships (2002, 2009), the U.S. Senior Open (1983) and the U.S. Amateur (2006). The Ryder Cup is all that’s missing from the club’s resume, and that will soon be corrected. Only one club has hosted all those big events plus the Ryder Cup. That would be North Carolina’s Pinehurst No. 2, which opened in 1907 – 55 years before Hazeltine.

http://lenziehmongolf.com/daily-herald-columns/will-the-u-s-meltdown-at-medinah-carry-over-to-hazeltine/
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 5, 2016 4:06 PM BST
Anyone know why some players (incl Rory I think) was NOT wearing a hat ?
Report saxon farm October 5, 2016 7:05 PM BST
^
Yes, no contractual sponsors obligations in Ryder Cup.  Was the same in The Olympics.
Some golfers really dislike wearing headgear, but have to due to sponsorship.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 28, 2018 10:04 PM BST
SIX MONTHS to go - 28th Sept 2018
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 17, 2018 10:05 PM BST
Thomas Bjorn has confirmed a switch to the session format - with morning 4 x Fourballs and afternoon 4 x Foursomes on both Fri/Sat.

Bjorn hoping for leads going into both afternoons as America are stronger in foursomes. Americans smashed us 4-0 in first session of last Ryder Cup (Foursomes) and we never had a chance after that. Bjorn making right call playing fourballs first. America will have some deadly foursomes pairings. JT/Fowler, Spieth/Reed, DJ/Kuch.


While the 42nd Ryder Cup kicks off on Friday September 28th, the rivalry will be begin on Tuesday with the Ryder Cup Celebrity Match as part of a week-long schedule of events in Paris. EIGHT celebrities from Europe and USA compete in a nine-hole scramble at Le Golf National. This year the celebrity teams will comprise of a mix of stars from the world of film, sport and beyond. Jamie Dornan and Kelly Slater being the first two to be confirmed for Europe and USA respectively.

Dornan, an actor from Northern Ireland, will make his Celebrity Match debut in Paris. The 35 year old, who stars in the "50 Shades of Grey" franchise, is a keen golfer and plays off of a handicap of ten. He was also born in Holywood, Northern Ireland – the town where Rory McIlroy grew up. 
Kelly Slater is an American professional surfer. He has been crowned World Surf League Champion a record 11 times, including five consecutive titles in 1994–98. He is the youngest (at age 20) and the oldest (at age 39) to win the title. Slater represented USA in the 2016 Ryder Cup Celebrity Match in Hazeltine and is often spotted at golf events or pro-ams, playing off a handicap of three.

Next up for Team Europe is Luis Figo. Along with four La Liga winners medals, four Serie A winner medals, a FIFA World Player of the Year award and a Ballon d'Or, the Portuguese footballer is also an avid golfer and golf fan. The 45 year old represented Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale from 1989 to 2009 and was capped by Portugal more than 125 years, scoring 32 goals. He won the 2000 Ballon d'Or and the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year titles and was once the most expensive footballer in the world, when he moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid for a fee of €62 million. Figo plays to a handicap of around 11 and has played in the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews in three of the last four years, partnering Martin Kaymer, Matt Fitzpatrick and Ricardo Gouveia.
The second player announced on the US side is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver a master’s degree from Notre Dame, Rice went on to work under President Carter before becoming the second African American Secretary of State under the Bush administration. Following her time in office, Rice now teaches at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and likes to golf in her free time. In 2012 she became one of the first two female members of Augusta National Golf Club and continues to play regularly, off a handicap of 14.
The 2018 Celebrity Match will take place at Le Golf National on Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:45pm CEST.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 13, 2018 2:58 PM BST
Sunday’s deadline to qualify for the US Ryder Cup team came and went without any changes, which was not a huge surprise considering that Nos. 9 and 10 on the point list, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson, respectively, both missed the cut at the PGA Championship.

There was, however, a shakeup on the European side, with Ian Poulter climbing from 12th on the world points list to eighth, bumping Paul Casey out of the automatic qualifiers; although Casey has until Sept. 2 to move back into the top 8 and qualify for the team.

THE US side.....
The top 8 players on the point list are now locked in to play the matches, led by PGA winner Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler & Webb Simpson.

Furyk names 3 Captains picks on 3rd Sept and one further pick on 9th Sept..... So WOODS (cert) PHIL, KUCHAR.....& maybe KISNER or DeCHAMBEAU / SCHAUFFELE ???

Bjorn picks his 4 on 5th Sept (after the 8 qualify thru the TOP EURO (2nd Sept) and OWGR (3rd Sept) Points sysytem).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 19, 2018 8:30 PM BST
Olesen's 4th at the Nordea (final-round 67 with 3 birdies in his last 7 holes) was too little too late but he moves past Paul Casey and Ian Poulter in a tight race for the fourth and final Ryder Cup spot via the World Points list this week. He's not far behind Fleetwood (4th) in the European Points list either. The top four players from both lists on Sept. 2 will qualify.
Poulter and Casey will both have a chance to move back in front next week at The Northern Trust, while the final qualifying week will include the PGA Tour event at TPC Boston and Olesen headlining the field in his homeland at the Made in Denmark.
Even if Olesen fails to qualify automatically for Paris, he's a possible pick from his countryman, Bjorn. In addition to the players who fail to qualify from the Olesen-Poulter-Casey trio, other candidates for Bjorn's quartet of picks will likely include Major Champs Sergio and Stenson.
Report breezerboy August 21, 2018 2:15 PM BST
I have 2 tickets for the Friday if anybody wants to make me an offer.
On Viagogo exact 2 tickets would cost around £2K.
I can not go due to family illness.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 27, 2018 10:28 PM BST
Step forward Mr DeCHAMBEAU
Report trilby22 August 31, 2018 8:18 AM BST
https://www.rydercup.com/news-media/usa/search#news-media

https://www.rydercup.com/rankings
Report trilby22 August 31, 2018 8:19 AM BST
https://www.rydercup.com/news-media/europe/search
Report trilby22 August 31, 2018 8:20 AM BST
Thorbjørn Olesen will secure a Ryder Cup debut if he achieves a top-six finish on home soil at this week's Made in Denmark.

However, should the 28 year old finish down the leaderboard, English pair Matthew Fitzpatrick and Eddie Pepperell both have a chance to snatch the last automatic qualifying place on the European Team at Le Golf National next month.

Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Alex Noren have already secured their places in Thomas Bjørn's lineup.

Rafa Cabrera Bello, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter were all unable to make up enough ground during last week's Northern Trust on the US PGA Tour to unseat Olesen from eighth place in the qualifying rankings, and will all now be hoping for a wild card pick.

That leaves Fitzpatrick and Pepperell in a position to prevent Olesen becoming only the third Dane to play in the Ryder Cup after Bjørn and Søren Hansen.

Fitzpatrick, who made his Ryder Cup debut two years ago at Hazeltine National, must land a fifth European Tour title at Silkeborg Ry. Should that happen, the 23 year old would need Olesen to finish no better than tied for seventh with two other players in order to dislodge him.

Pepperell's tie for ninth in the Czech Republic last week leaves him needing to win with Olesen outside the top 12 in order to qualify for what would be his Ryder Cup debut.

Captain Bjørn will complete his side by announcing his four selections for wild card picks on Wednesday September 5.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 31, 2018 9:23 AM BST
Peppered -4
Fitz -3
Olesen +1 Scared

Danish CUT -1
Report ian merseyside August 31, 2018 3:32 PM BST
Assuming Oleson gets the remaining place then who will the 4 picks be?  I would think Sergio and Poulter are nailed on. Stenson and Casey would be the other picks for me.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 August 31, 2018 4:53 PM BST
Poulter nailed on for a pick. Casey and Stenson (injury permitting) will probably get the nod which would leave Rafa and Sergio for the last spot. On form it would have to be Rafa, Sergio has been shocking recently picking him would be like when Clarke went for Westwood.
Report mafeking September 1, 2018 1:35 PM BST
picking horribly out of form experienced players rarely turns out well
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 1, 2018 1:49 PM BST
No place for Sergio then
Report xmoneyx September 2, 2018 7:39 PM BST
bjorn & tiger are good friends
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 3, 2018 1:11 PM BST
THE GREAT DANE gets to pick 4 from the these (before 2pm Wednesday) 

EUROPEAN POINTS.....

1     FRANCESCO MOLINARI     6,182,450.35
2     JUSTIN ROSE     4,518,651.42
3     TYRRELL HATTON     4,326,297.77
4     TOMMY FLEETWOOD     3,668,310.57
5     Thorbjorn OLESEN     3,634,765.46
6     Jon RAHM     3,617,769.82
7     Rory MCILROY     3,482,791.06
8     Alex NOREN     3,444,442.21

9     Russell KNOX     2,659,683.33
10     Eddie PEPPERELL     2,509,997.42
11     Matthew FITZPATRICK     2,390,681.42
12     Rafa CABRERA BELLO     2,256,340.05
13     Matt WALLACE     2,081,455.61
14     Ross FISHER     2,003,759.99
15     Jorge CAMPILLO     1,769,824.97
16     Henrik STENSON     1,666,022.41
17     Paul DUNNE     1,628,405.68
18     Alexander BJORK     1,617,000.06
19     Shane LOWRY     1,584,567.65
20     Thomas PIETERS     1,522,685.10
21     Lucas BJERREGAARD     1,476,277.92
22     Ian POULTER     1,434,919.00
23     Chris WOOD     1,403,425.05
24     Sergio GARCIA     1,398,187.28

WORLD POINTS.....

1     Francesco MOLINARI     373.12
2     Justin ROSE     366.69
3     JON RAHM     327.18
4     RORY MCILROY     309.29
5     Tommy FLEETWOOD     308.71
6     Tyrrell HATTON     252.68
7     ALEX NOREN     252.62
8     THORBJORN OLESEN     179.14

9     Ian POULTER     170.87
10     Rafa CABRERA BELLO     168.75
11     Paul CASEY     167.05
12     Matthew FITZPATRICK     159.05
13     Sergio GARCIA     146.93
14     Eddie PEPPERELL     145.24
15     Russell KNOX     144.71
16     Matt WALLACE     143.22
17     Henrik STENSON     140.62
18     Ross FISHER     116.57
19     Jorge CAMPILLO     104.19
20     Paul DUNNE     103.27
21     Shane LOWRY     102.01
22     Lucas BJERREGAARD     100.11
23     Alexander BJORK     100.10
24     Thomas PIETERS     91.45
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 4, 2018 12:34 AM BST
Ian Poulter 1/20
Henrik Stenson 1/6
Paul Casey 1/4

Sergio Garcia 8/11
Rafael Cabrera Bello 6/5
Matt Wallace 6/4
Thomas Pieters 5/2
Matthew Fitzpatrick 10
Russell Knox 20
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 4, 2018 12:39 AM BST
Uni bet.....
Sergio Garcia 10/11
Rafael Cabrera Bello 11/10
Matt Wallace 5/4
Thomas Pieters 2
Matthew Fitzpatrick 10
Russell Knox 20
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 4, 2018 1:12 AM BST
Furyk names 3 Captains picks on 4th Sept (today) and one further pick on 9th Sept..... So WOODS (cert) PHIL (cert after 63 today), KUCHAR.....& maybe KISNER or DeCHAMBEAU / SCHAUFFELE ???


Mickelson shot his best round of the year on Monday, an 8-under-par 63 at TPC Boston (as DeChambeau gets his 2nd straight win) and finished at 274, 10 under. The T10 would be his first since finishing fifth at the Wells Fargo Championship in May. "So fortunate also that it's the day before the Ryder Cup picks, although I don't feel that should be a bearing. I think you have to look at the big picture through the course of the year statistically, what you're looking for with that particular course or players. Not one round. But it certainly doesn't hurt."
Mickelson has long been expected to be one of Furyk's picks, with three of those to be announced on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
For the first time since Mickelson made a team in 1995, he has not done so by qualifying on points; it means he needs to rely on a pick.
Mickelson is now the only player to advance to BMW Championship every year in FedEx Cup history that dates to 2007.
Report Llamedos September 4, 2018 1:42 PM BST
I don't mean to sound grumpy and don't get me wrong I do enjoy the Ryder Cup, but I am finding the constant hype and talk in the media about the Ryder Cup rather over the top, this seems to have been increased this year by the way the wild card selections have been delayed, there seems to be so much over the top speculation, by the time the event starts I am going to be sick of hearing about the Ryder Cup, anyone else feel the same?
Report ian merseyside September 4, 2018 2:30 PM BST
I know what you mean Llamedos.  I think Sky are mainly to blame for this.  The fact that they have lost several sports events recently (US PGA and Champions League football) has resulted in them having to talk up what they still have left even more.  For me the Ryder Cup was at its most exciting over the period 1985 to the turn of the century when we started beating the USA.  Now that Europe are winning regularly the event has become a bit mundane in my eyes and I would much rather watch The Open or The Masters.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 4, 2018 3:42 PM BST
IF course form along with recent form mean anything (with 170+ new bunkers since), then it's ROSE (won 2010) or SCOTT (3rd 2011) (but not for me).


HAS TO BE TIGER WOODS who was 46th here back in 2010 and is a 5-time winner of the BMW Championship. Recent form reads 24,40,2,31,6,4.
Those with the most PGA Tour events won (5+ times) of all-time are Tiger with 6 (Snead & Jack 3 each) - Bridgestone Memorial BMW Farmers AP Invitational, and also the WGC Mexico (won it 7 times at 6 different courses)
... might as well back him as we'll see no one else all w/end... and good for those on at 28/1 earlier Devil

RECENT GOOD FORM HORSES...
Dustbin 7,11,27,3,1.
THOMAS 24,8,6,1.
Koepka 12,8,1,5.
Bryson 1,1.
FINAU 4,2,42,10,37,9.
Francesco mc,6,39,1,2,1,25,2.
Cameron 3,3.
SNEDS 31,1,42,8,mc,3. (16th here in 2010 too)

Oh, and Happy Birthday Mr Watson
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 4, 2018 10:13 PM BST
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau are the first three USA Ryder Cup captains picks for Jim Furyk..... AS EXPECTED.

KEEP KUCHAR WAITING UNTIL THE 9TH Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 4, 2018 10:16 PM BST
Ooops, where's FINAU
Report Total Bosman September 4, 2018 10:31 PM BST
No surprises at all, and the early rule out of Zach and Such by appointing them vice captains suggests he's pretty settled on pick 4.  Presumably Finau's to lose but a Snedeker win at the weekend would make him hard to ignore.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 September 4, 2018 10:32 PM BST
kuchar a vice captain so doubt it would be him probably between xander and finau for the final spot unless someone has a big finish to the fed ex
Report trilby22 September 5, 2018 3:07 PM BST
Welcome to Team Europe!

Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson have been confirmed as the four wildcard picks for Europe.
Report trilby22 September 5, 2018 3:15 PM BST
Teams

Europe
Francesco Molinari
Justin Rose
Tyrrell Hatton
Tommy Fleetwood
Jon Rahm
Rory McIlroy
Alex Noren
Thorbjorn Olesen
Ian Poulter
Henrik Stenson
Paul Casey
Sergio Garcia

United States
Brooks Koepka
Dustin Johnson
Justin Thomas
Patrick Reed
Bubba Watson
Jordan Spieth
Rickie Fowler
Webb Simpson
Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods
Bryson DeChambeau
+1

Captains and Vice-Captains

Europe
Thomas Bjorn (captain)
Robert Karlsson (vice-captain)
Luke Donald (vice-captain)
Pádraig Harrington (vice-captain)
Graeme McDowell (vice-captain)
Lee Westwood (vice-captain)

United States
Jim Furyk (captain)
Davis Love III (vice-captain)
Steve Stricker (vice-captain)
David Duval (vice-captain)
Zach Johnson (vice-captain)
Matt Kuchar (vice-captain)
Report xmoneyx September 5, 2018 4:24 PM BST
less vice captains in the red district amsterdam
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 5, 2018 5:22 PM BST
Rafa, Wallace, Pieters, Fitzpatrick & Knox miss out on the one million bi-annual bonus.
Report charwell. September 5, 2018 11:55 PM BST
I can't agree with picking all the 'home guard' and think perhaps Garcia (form) or Casey (apathy to Ryder cup) should have given way to Pieters (tremendous Ryder Cup debut & fourball dream player) or Wallace (superb form). Slightly tilts me to the Yanks looking at the perspective teams despite home advantage. Should be a very tight and exciting match however.

A match between Rose/Stenson v Reed/Speith would be something to savour.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 6, 2018 12:23 AM BST
ashleigh • September 5, 2018 2:52 PM BST
any thoughts on euro pairings Devil
rose,stenson
garcia,rahm  seems likely but what about
molinari
Mcilroy
fleetwood
poulter potential partners?
Report FatherMaguire September 6, 2018 8:39 PM BST
Agree with Ian Merseyside here - some of Europes wins have been so one-sided its ridiculous (04,06 and 14) - the tournament probably needs US to win over here to show they can do it after a quarter of a century. It could also do with a bit more needle - apart from the crazy last day in 99, it hasnt had any real bite since Seve left the scene - genuine animosity between the teams always gets talked about as being distasteful, but it sure made them more interesting to watch - sadly I fear its a thing of the past with both sides being far too matey with each other week in week out on the US tour
Report therhino September 11, 2018 8:55 AM BST
Finau gets the nod.
Report GoBallistic September 11, 2018 9:15 AM BST
The US selection procedure of having a last wildcard pick a week later is daft I think.  Just announce all 4 together - don't dripfeed.  You're basically making it public who your weakest wildcard player is
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 25, 2018 1:26 PM BST
Highlight of the week is no doubt the RYDER CUP (with TIGER back)

Europe 13/10 vs USA 19/20 Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 25, 2018 1:36 PM BST
Ryder Cup 2018 - Top Wildcard Betting            

Tiger Woods 3
Henrik Stenson 6
Ian Poulter 6
Bryson DeChambeau 6
Paul Casey 13/2
Sergio Garcia 7
Tony Finau 10
Phil Mickelson 12

...that's some list of Wildcard picks ! Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 2, 2018 12:53 AM BST
Pts-Win–Loss–Half record.....
Francesco Molinari 5pts 5–0–0
Tommy Fleetwood 4pts 4–1–0
Sergio García 3pts    3–1–0
Henrik Stenson 3pts 3–0–0
Rory McIlroy 2pts 2–3–0
Justin Rose 2pts 2–2–0
Ian Poulter 2pts 2–2–0
Alex Norén 2pts 2–1–0
Paul Casey 1.5pts 3 1–1–1
Jon Rahm 1pt 1–2–0
Tyrrell Hatton 1pt 1–2–0
Thorbjørn Olesen 1pt 1–1–0
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 2, 2018 12:55 AM BST
RYDER CUP match recaps: Europe wins 17 1/2 to 10 1/2 – For the sixth straight time, Europe won the Ryder Cup on its home soil.
Captain's Thomas Bjorn's team topped the U.S., 17 1/2 to 10 1/2, on Sunday.
Francesco Molinari locked up the clinching point when Phil Mickelson hit his tee shot in the water at the par-3 16th and conceded the match to The Open champion, 4 and 2, while still on the tee.
The Americans remain winless on European soil since 1993. Europeans have now won seven of the last nine events, dating back to 2002. Molinari became the first European player in history to go 5-0-0 in a Ryder Cup, as the senior leaders of the U.S. team, Mickelson and Tiger Woods, combined to go 0-6-0. Sergio Garcia is now the all-time leader in Ryder Cup points won with 25 1/2, while Mickelson is now the all-time leader in matches lost with 22.

Here's how all the matches played out this week at Le Golf National outside Paris:
Friday morning fourballs: U.S. 3, Europe 1
Match 1: Koepka-Finau (US) def. Rose-Rahm (E), 1 up
The only time the U.S. led the match was after the 18th hole. Incredible. Europe was in complete control after the 12th hole, but quickly went cold when Koepka and Finau caught fire. A bad mix for the blue.
Match 2: Johnson-Fowler (US) def. McIlroy-Olesen (E), 4 and 2
Match was even for eight of the first nine holes, but the Americans turned it on quickly and pulled away in the easiest match of the session. McIlroy played horribly the whole time and failed to make a single birdie.
Match 3: Spieth-Thomas (US) def. Casey-Hatton (E), 1 up
All the matches of this session were great but this one was particularly wild. Spieth did Spieth things (5 under through seven) to get them 3 up after 10, but the Americans lost the next three holes in a row. Thomas’ birdie on 15 was the difference.
Match 4: Molinari-Fleetwood (E) def. Woods-Reed, 3 and 1
The Americans won Nos. 9 and 10 to go 2 up, but Europe won the next two to square the match. Fleetwood’s putter was on fire down the stretch in a match Europe had to have. Reed and Woods played decent, but never found a groove together, especially late.

Friday afternoon foursomes: Europe 4, U.S. 0
Match 5: Stenson-Rose (E) def. Johnson-Fowler (US), 3 and 2
This match wasn’t even as close as it seemed, and it set the tone for Europe to roll in the entire session. The Americans were over par and Stenson and Rose played well together again even though they didn’t really need to.
Match 6: McIlroy-Poulter (E) def. Watson-Simpson (US), 4 and 2
The European train keeps rolling with an easy win. They were 2 down after five holes, but won the next four consecutive holes to cruise against a U.S. team that was over par. McIlroy needed this after a poor performance in the morning and Poulter was never going to be denied.
Match 7: Garcia-Noren (E) def. Mickelson-DeChambeau (US), 5 and 4
Europe was 7 up after nine. Yes, that’s correct. The Americans were awful early and hit poor shot after poor shot. Garcia and Noren were antsy after sitting in the morning and just steamrolled to the easiest of wins. Four birdies in a five-hole stretch were too much.
Match 8: Molinari-Fleetwood (E) def. Thomas-Spieth (US), 5 and 4
Another blowout, this one to cap a European clean sweep of the session. The Americans had no gas and were over par, while Molinari and Fleetwood were steady and smooth, winning for the second time on the day. Yes, Europe seems to have found another unstoppable duo.
TOTAL SCORE: EUROPE 5, U.S. 3

Saturday morning fourballs: Europe 3, U.S. 1
Match 9: Garcia-McIlroy (E) def. Koepka-Finau (US), 2 and 1
Garcia and McIlroy were putting demons, making everything they needed to make. They were 4 up after 13, they lost the next three holes in a row, and then Garcia sealed it with a monster birdie putt on the 17th. They were a combined 7 under par.
Match 10: Casey-Hatton (E) def. Johnson-Fowler (US), 3 and 2
The Americans didn’t do anything spectacular and honestly they were lucky to take the match as deep as they did. The Europeans were a combined 9 under, and there’s just nothing you can do with that kind of display. Casey’s putter was on fire.
Match 11: Molinari-Fleetwood (E) def. Woods-Reed (US), 4 and 3
A thumping of epic proportions. Reed played as poorly as anyone has ever played in the Ryder Cup. Ever. Woods kept them in the match until European putters heated up again, winning four of the last five holes. This Euro duo is now 3-0 together.
Match 12: Spieth-Thomas (US) def. Poulter-Rahm (E), 2 and 1
The only bright spot for the Americans in the session, and they had to fight for it. Rahm and Poulter weren’t on top form, and Spieth and Thomas combined for 10 birdies, including a huge one on the 17th that kept the match from going the full way.
TOTAL SCORE: EUROPE 8, U.S. 4

Saturday afternoon foursomes: Europe 2, U.S. 2
Match 13: Rose-Stenson (E) def. Johnson-Koepka (US), 2 and 1
The closest match of the session, and it’s no surprise that it came down to Stenson making a 10-footer to save par on the 17th hole to win the match. Rose and Stenson continue to roll when paired together while Johnson and Koepka couldn’t recapture magic of the past.
Match 14: Watson-Simpson (US) def. Garcia-Noren (E), 3 and 2
This was a questionable foursomes lineup for the U.S. and it turns out it was their best duo. Garcia and Noren slapped it around in average fashion, as Watson and Simpson went 4 up through eight and easily hold on.
Match 15: Molinari-Fleetwood (E) def. Woods-DeChambeau, 5 and 4
This was a clinic from the very beginning, and the victory gave the European team a perfect 4-0 record together this week. Both played great and never allowed any openings for the Americans. On the other hand, Woods (0-3) and DeChambeau (0-2) played awful and are both winless on the week.
Match 16: Spieth-Thomas (US) def. Poulter-McIlroy (E), 4 and 3
Poulter and McIlroy looked like they both finally ran out of gas. They didn’t provide much of a fight for Spieth and Thomas, particularly down the stretch. The Americans were only 1 up after seven but appeared in control and were 4 up after 13.
TOTAL SCORE: EUROPE 10, U.S. 6

Sunday singles: Europe 7 1/2, U.S. 4 1/2
Match 17: Thomas (US) def. McIlroy (E), 1up
Incredible match from beginning to end. One of the best of the week. Thomas won the first hole, then McIlroy won the next three in a row. The match was square on the 18th tee, and McIlroy drove it into a fried-egg lie in a bunker. It didn’t end well for him. He ended up conceding to Thomas in the final fairway.
Match 18: Casey (E) vs. Koepka (US), halved
Hard to believe, but this was the first halved match of the Ryder Cup. Neither player was ever more than 1 up at any point and both played slightly better than average. Casey's birdie on the 17th to square the match was as big a clutch moment as you can have.
Match 19: Simpson (US) def. Rose (E), 3 and 2
This was a bit of an upset but a point the U.S. had to have for momentum. Simpson lost his first match but quietly won his next two to become an unsung hero for an American team that desperately needed one. Rose seemed tired.
Match 20: Rahm (E) def. Woods (US), 2 and 1
Woods never led the match, although Rahm was never more than 2 up either. Woods appeared exhausted and unenthused. Rahm took advantage to earn his first Ryder Cup point in the grandest of fashions.
Match 21: Finau (US) def. Fleetwood (E), 6 and 4
Finau was an absolute monster in this match, and the previously undefeated Fleetwood couldn’t do much to combat him. Finau was 5 up after nine holes and never looked back. A great, great week for Finau, who will most assuredly make more Ryder Cups.
Match 22: Poulter (E) def. Johnson (US), 2 up
Poulter turned into Poulter one more time against the world’s top-ranked player. Poulter was 2 up after four holes, but Johnson was up after 12. Poulter would have none of it. He birdied 14 and 15 to seize control, closing it out on 18.
Match 23: Olesen (E) def. Spieth (US), 5 and 4
Some things defy explanation, and Spieth now goes to 0-6 all-time in singles play for U.S. teams in the Presidents and Ryder cups. Olesen sat out all day on Saturday and came out steady against Spieth, who made only one birdie.
Match 24: Garcia (E) def. Fowler (US), 2 and 1
The full point made Garcia the top point earner in the history of the Ryder Cup, surpassing Nick Faldo. This match was fairly close, too, but Fowler never led at any point. The cup was determined before this was over, so it was icing on the European cake.
Match 25: Molinari (E) def. Mickelson (US), 4 and 2
When Mickelson dunked it in the water on the 16th hole, Molinari clinched the winning point for Europe and also went a perfect 5-0 for the week. Just an incredible week for The Open champion. Mickelson played poorly again and ended the week 0-2.
Match 26: Reed (US) def. Hatton (E), 3 and 2
Reed made up in part for poor performances the previous two days in a match that he won easily against an overmatched Hatton. Too bad for the Americans that the cup was decided well before this point.
Match 27: Stenson (E) def. Watson (US), 5 and 4
Watson remains winless in Ryder Cup singles matches and Stenson was 3 up after five holes. Again, this was not really particularly close and Watson struggles. Stenson birdies four of the first seven holes.
Match 28: Noren (E) def. DeChambeau (US), 1 up
This match went all the way 18 long after the matches have been decided. One down with one to play, DeChambeau flagged his approach to the final green, but Noren holed a lengthy birdie putt to end the matches and officially start the European celebration. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 4, 2018 2:09 PM BST
"Somebody said - ALL MEN DIE, and NOT ALL MEN LIVE”....."Well THIS IS THE TIME to feel alive" - José María Olazabal (to quote William Braveheart Wallace)



RYDER CUP Team Europe - surely Motivational Video Award Winners 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-kxODwKATo
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