by Jeff Skinner OK, the tease is over. The Captains have released their first round Ryder Cup pairings for the morning matches. There are some interesting teams which are sure to give us a few dramatic matches. Ryder Cup Pairings 2010: Match 1 Phil Mickelson & Dustin Johnson vs. Lee Westwood & Martin Kaymer. Corey and Monty were thinking alike by sending out some early firepower. Longballers Phil and Dustin will try to overpower two of Europe’s best. If Lee’s leg isn’t… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The Ryder Cup can be a huge stage for great drama. It can also be over by Saturday. Many cup matches have been real snoozers by the time Sunday’s singles matches roll around. But over the years there have been many exciting and memorable Ryder Cup Matches. Here are my top five Ryder Cups all selected for distinct reasons. 5. The 1991 Ryder Cup was billed as the “War on the Shore” and it lived up to… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Under typical Welsh skies, cool and rainy, the 2010 Ryder Cup Teams were back on the course for their practice rounds today. The rain made it a bit challenging but with rain predicted for the weekend it is valuable practice. It looks like the European Team has the apparent lead in the “Loosest Team” competition. They showed up donning “Rory Wigs” and had a good laugh at the rookies’ expense.
Let the games begin! The Coolest Guy in Golf reports for duty at The Ryder Cup. He’ll have more fun than anyone.
by Jeff Skinner Forget the Ryder Cup hysteria and nationalism for a second. Reflect for a second on what makes this match and this game so great: great golf played in the spirit of friendship, sportsmanship and camaraderie. It’s as simple as that or at least it should be.
Cheers to Jim Furyk for toughing it out in the rain at The Tour Championship and winning both the tournament and the FedEx Cup. It’s been a great comeback year for Furyk with three PGA Tour wins. Jim’s total take for the day was $11,350,000, two trophies and he should probably get both the Player of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year. He doesn’t have too much time to celebrate as he’ll be leading the U.S. over in… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The cream is rising to the top at Tour Championship as two of the top ten players in the world share the lead. Jim Furyk, sixth in the world and Luke Donald, ninth in the world are tied at eight under par. There is no truth to the rumor that they are just using this as a tune up for The Ryder Cup.
Leave it to Phil Mickelson to add a little excitement to The Tour Championship. He had not one eagle, but two. After holing out from 115 yards on the par four twelfth hole he followed that with an eleven foot putt for eagle on the par five fifteenth. Two eagles in the opening round, now if he could just hit a few more fairways he may win this thing.
by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods will be sitting home this week as the PGA Tour concludes its regular season with The Tour Championship. Tiger has only missed one Tour Championship and that was when he was recuperating from his knee surgery. The 30 top FedEx Cup point earners will have to make do without the number one player in the world. The fact that Woods missed the Tour Championship with the dreadful season he had is understandable. The fact that… Continue Reading