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September 17, 2004

Who will win the Ryder Cup?

Here's No Three Putts Ryder Cup prediction: Europe will win. The final score will be 15-13. Europe keeps the Ryder Cup.

The US anchor is Tiger Woods. He has been nothing but disappointing at the Ryder Cup and he will follow suit again this year. Phil Mickelson is the next in line, but with the Callaway clubs in his bag and skipping practice on Wednesday, I think he is going to get a whooping.

The European anchor is Colin Montgomerie. Monty may not have won a major, but he has never lost a singles match, his streak will be extended. Padraig Harrington will also be a force to reckon with.

There are a lot of rookies at the Ryder Cup this year. Here are a few guys who are going to make some noise for both teams.

For the US Chris "Psycho" DiMarco could do something stupid and screw things up. He is more of a liability than an asset. On the flip side Chris Riley and his magic putter could make a big difference for the US.

For the Europeans Luke Donald will be the guy that puts away the US. And Miguel Angel Jimenez, who has won 4 times in Europe this year, will be the silent assassin for the Europeans.

My heart says go US, but my brain says congrats to Europe on another victory. It is obvious the US clearly has the more talented team overall, but there is more to winning this type of event than talent and Europe has what it takes to kick some ass.

1 comment:

Erik @ The Sand Trap said...

You called quite a few of 'em, and fell off on a few others.

DiMarco was the leading points winner with a paltry 2.5. I respect him - and Chris Riley - much more so after watching their play in the Cup. I respect Phil quite a bit less, and Tiger played pretty well. Davis sucked on day 1. Haas played well.

Overall, the US played like chumps.

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