Saturday, October 2, 2010

2010 Ryder Cup - US Up 6 -4, Thanks To Darkness

NEWPORT, WALES - OCTOBER 02: A leaderboard is seen during the Fourball & Foursome Matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 2, 2010 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
In the abbreviated world of the rain plagued 2010 Ryder Cup, the US held a 6-4 lead on paper over the favored Euros. That's because when darkness fell the Euros were leading all 6 suspended matches. If ever a time out was required for the US, this was it. Hopefully a good night's rest, (Hear me Tiger??), will inspire the same sort of comeback we enjoyed after day #1's rain delay. 
It seems all the Americans are getting waxed in the Round #2 sessions with little exception. Here's what HAS to occur for the US to have a decent chance in this thing. The Mickelson and Woods' groups are getting pounded. We need Furyk/D.Johnson, 1 down thru 8 to Harrington/Fisher and Cink/Kuchar, 1 down thru 6 to the Brothers Molinari, to win their matches. That would leave the Cup at an 8/8 tie going into the singles matches, in which we're traditionally heavily favored. Simple, isn't it? We're 4 down and 3 down in two of the remaining matches and two down in the others. Granted, there's a ton of golf left to be played, but if we enter the singles tied, or even 2 down, whenever the play is finished, I like our chances. This Average Golfer should have a fairly good idea how this will play out when he awakes, about 1 PM their time.

Til' next,

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