One of if not my favorite sporting event marks the start of a marathon sports weekend.
USA vs Europe
Why the US will win
-No Pressure on them this week. The US is underdogs and flying under the radar. They can play loose which fits a lot of the games on the US side.
-Phil Mickelson has stirred the pot. Mickelson made comments about a litigation situation between Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. The Europeans have denied there are any rifts but what else are they supposed to say
-The course. Despite being across the pond, it is more of an American course than it is a European style course
-Tom Watson- The guy is a king when it comes to golf on that side of the pond.
Why the Europeans will win:
-Players- They have 3 of the top 5 players in the world on there squad (Adam Scott is number 2 and not playing so moving to #6 is Justin Rose)
-Experience- 9 of the 12 players have played in the Ryder Cup for the Euros while only half have experience on the side of the Yankees
-The 2000s’- The Europeans have owned this competition since the calendar changed to the 2000’s
-Home soil- The host squad is 10-6-1 since 1979.
Friday Four Ball Matches
Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson vs
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson
Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler vs
Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer
Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed vs
Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter
Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson vs
Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy
Get the coffee ready. Coverage starts at 2:30 AM.
Before you sit down, place the wager on the US. I have seen them anywhere from +150 to +180. This is golf, its so unpredictable. The Cup has been close the last 2 times its been played. It will be close again, but the Cup is coming back with the Yankees.