One loss in four editions, two in the last eight, three in the last eleven. Yes, Europe’s Ryder Cup predicament is some kind of crisis.
Ryder Cup 2016
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Sam Torrance thinks Paul Lawrie could play again in the Ryder Cup but will “definitely” be European captain at some point.
Danny Willett believes his experience of some US fans at Hazeltine proved that his brother Pete’s infamous article was “in fact correct”.
Nothing gets more analysis and second guessing in golf than the Ryder Cup, and for a change most of it for the 2016 version will focus on Europe and Darren Clarke.
There will be no “retaliation” in Paris for the heckling and occasional abuse the European team suffered at Hazeltine when the Ryder Cup returns to this side of the Atlantic in 2018, said Rory McIlroy.
Darren Clarke believes he leaves the Ryder Cup team in good shape despite Europe suffering their heaviest defeat for 35 years at Hazeltine.
The USA reclaimed the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008 as Darren Clarke’s European team couldn’t recapture the spirit of Medinah in the Sunday singles at Hazeltine.
Rory McIlroy’s emotional celebration at the peak of a toe-to-toe battle with Patrick Reed seemed to suck the inspiration out of Europe’s key man and set in motion the USA’s procession to win the 41st Ryder Cup.
Darren Clarke’s missteps on a Saturday that saw momentum swing to Europe and then away again were largely blotted out by the furore over the conduct of the more boorish elements in the Hazeltine galleries.