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Hank Hill
29 Sep 21 20:11
Date Joined: 03 Jan 02
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You can talk about the captain and his picks, even question the pairings etc, but in reality the US has too much firepower and the European team is ageing out. Let's be honest the teamwork for Europe has got them past more talented US teams in the past, The bad news for Europe is the US also seem more of a team now too, to go along with their talent - and a young team.

To put it in to perspective, I think this team would also have beaten Europe:

Varner III

Going to be a struggle for a good few cups. Surely at least half of Europe's team won't be in the next cup. Are there enough youngsters coming through to replace weary, Casey etc?
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Report GoBallistic September 30, 2021 1:14 PM BST
US team the last time they played in Europe and got trounced:
Brooks Koepka
Dustin Johnson
Justin Thomas
Patrick Reed
Bubba Watson
Jordan Spieth
Rickie Fowler
Webb Simpson
Bryson DeChambeau
Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods
Tony Finau

So half of this year's team and the other 6 not too shabby

Home advantage is usually big in the US (more so this year for pandemic reasons) and huge in Europe. Barry Lane and Peter Baker were playing the last time Europe lost at home. I also think captains make a big difference. Big ego captains are usually bad news. Stricker a perfect choice for them (he also has the biggest winning margin in the presidents cup in recent times). Not everyone will handle a team with Koepka, DeChambeau, DJ and JT, especially in an away game. The current EU price is tempting to me even 2 years out

It will be interesting to see whether they stick with 6 auto picks and/or whether Europe follow suit
Report Total Bosman September 30, 2021 2:24 PM BST
Know there's been other team competitions fall by the wayside but feels like they Europe would really benefit from a proper competition up against the Presidents Cup rest of the world team, it's a big advantage to the USA in terms of preparedness and experience to be playing a team event every year when each opponent only plays every other year. Would probably be more entertaining to watch too with more evenly matched teams.
Report FatherMaguire October 1, 2021 10:35 AM BST
Not sure about that, the USA have had the Presidents Cup since the 90s and have been routinely battered in most Ryder Cups since then.

The problem is the way they won and the number of rookies. Historically, the USA have won the Presidents Cup easily playing relaxed attacking golf, and found it an easy, enjoyable week. The Ryder Cup has always been a much bigger deal. Rookies have struggled playing Ryder Cup in the past and failed to bring their A games. The problem with such an easy win is that they might be able to ignore the pressure and history in future contests, and just stroll up and win.
Report therhino October 4, 2021 1:08 AM BST
One trophy each for now for Horschel, Homa and Burns in the time since it was announced they weren't on the team. Embarrassment of riches for the USA team, Europe desperately need some quality youth to emerge.
Report Hank Hill October 4, 2021 2:17 AM BST
Just noticed auto correct turned westy to weary - perhaps fitting Grin

Can we borrow a couple of guys rhino?
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 6, 2021 4:57 PM BST
USA turned up in form and
got stuck into the task.

Simply impossible to beat a team
of that calibre when they hit
top gear.

It may well be Europe did well
to limit the damage.

Course layout in Rome will
be important to play to our
strengths and mitigate usa strengths

Tough task.
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