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September 16, 2004

Ryder Cup: Euros won 6 of last 9

So why is it that the Europeans keep kicking the United States ass in the Ryder Cup? It's certainly not the teamwork thing. Although they are considered a team, it is still individual matches being played. It's not like the US Men's Olympic Embarrassment of a Basketball Team that lost 3 games and used the old "we didn't have long enough to work together as a team" excuse.

The Americans had won 19 of the first 20 Ryder Cups. But then, in 1977, a guy named Jack Nicklaus suggested that Great Britain and Ireland add continental players to their roster. This is when the competition began.

So why do the Euros keep winning? I'll tell ya why, because they are hungry. They play to win. They don't sign with Callaway for $10 million a year, their weekly prizes are not ridiculous amounts, they have the desire to play golf and they play from within, from the heart.

David Duval put it nicely in '99. "It's the biggest event there is, it is not technique or mechanics, but passion." Right you are David, the Europeans play with passion.

I'm not saying the Americans want to lose, but I think the Europeans take pride in winning. They make the putts and shots when they have to, they know how to compete and they are the better competitors.

1 comment:

Couch Potato said...

"Help me if you can I'm feeling down" - I also think I must be lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw him on the golf course yesterday. Now this is strange because usually I see him in the supermarket.

Honest really, last time I saw him there he was right in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new lcd tv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a lcd tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger.

Then I'm gonna go home, put ma dancin' suit on, munch me some uppers and freak out to that maaaaaaaaad surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on ma lcd tv .

How cool is that boy?

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

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