Somewhat amazingly, we’re up to the 12th year of the Tee to Green Bungs, which apart from my marriage is maybe the longest I’ve stuck at anything.
Ryder Cup 2018
Dunhill Links: No US infighting, says Brooks Koepka, but US Open champion’s “messed up” after Paris incident
Brooks Koepka mused at what it would be like if “one of my best friends” Dustin Johnson and he did actually come to blows - “15, rounds, rough and rowdy” - but denied that any such thing had happened either prior or in the aftermath of the Ryder Cup.
The path to Europe’s handsome 17 ½-10 ½ Ryder Cup victory was set when the team were at their lowest ebb – 3-0 down on the opening morning, believes captain Thomas Bjorn.
They still just don’t get it. Not even after the repeated humiliations of 25 years.
Thomas Bjorn will sport a new embellishment as a result of a forfeit to his European team that won the Ryder Cup – a tattoo, featuring the 17 ½ – 10 ½ winning scoreline at Le Golf National.
Francesco Molinari completed his perfect summer by clinching the point that most mattered, but like all the Europeans, he was all about the team that won the cup in Paris.
Jim Furyk’s concession to the Europeans was strangely familiar to many that were at the last, infamous press conference for a losing USA Ryder Cup team four years ago at Gleneagles…but Phil Mickelson was strictly on-message this time.
The “greatest US team ever assembled” – proclaimed by the Golf Channel’s Brandell Chamblee to general agreement from the US golf media – has been roundly humbled at Le Golf National.
Riding the passion of the perennial Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter beating the World No 1 and the new star Jon Rahm taking down the greatest of them all, Thomas Bjorn’s Europe withstood a mid-afternoon wobble to reclaim the Ryder Cup amid ecstatic scenes at Le Golf National.
A glance of the singles draw for Sunday’s play in the 42nd Ryder Cup makes one reasonably optimistic for the USA that they could overhaul Europe’s four point lead.