American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

There is already trophy-case hardware for Woods from Le Golf National.

"What would make me nervous?"

"You see a change in body language", US captain Jim Furyk said.

"I look back at the last Ryder Cup and it wasn't just Sunday. I don't usually see that with this group".

In Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Tony Finau, the American team boast the three longest drivers playing this week.

Now it's time to play.

In Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm I have a feeling that Europe have three rookies who will rise to the occasion.

Three-time major victor Jordan Spieth sees this week's Ryder Cup as a way to jump-start his 2019 campaign after a struggling season in which he failed to reach last week's Tour Championship.

"I'm sure I'll be one of the leaders". "I've played a lot of matches".

"Getting off to a good start, and whether that's 2-2,3-1, whatever it may be, you don't want to go out and be put behind the eight-ball and then be trying to claw your way back, because I think that both teams, being on either side, you don't want to be down four out of the gate". It looked tiring to have to play golf like that for three days.

"You can root for Europe", Woods said, "but hope I go 5-0". In fact, for the first time ever all 10 of the top 10 golfers on the planet will compete in the same Ryder Cup.

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"This week, you're going to see a lot of holes won with par, and it's going to create a very different mentality and some exciting matches", said Rose, who has never lost a fourball match in his four previous Ryder Cups. They bring a lot of intangibles. "Beset by constant talk of Brexit, the Ryder Cup and Europe's rivalry with the seemingly one of the only galvanizing events we're likely to see across the continent in the foreseeable future". "For the bulk of the European team, they would welcome a setup more of this style". Another session of foursomes follow Friday afternoon, and neither was willing to guarantee that everyone will have played by the end of the day.

"It's absolutely massive to us, as golf fans and a golfing family", Lee Perch, a 34-year-old Europe fan from Harlech, Wales, said next to the practice putting green while wearing a blue-sleeved shirt with a blue European Union flag over the left breast.

"I've been excited for this for basically since the last day in Hazeltine when we weren't the ones spraying champagne for a change", the 29-year-old said. I'm surprised I had a voice left at the end of the week. You know, I'm not going to give away who we are going to be playing with or our pairings or anything.

The biggest name in golf took a break from putting practice at the Ryder Cup to get introduced to the teams who contested the junior version of the event on Monday and Tuesday.

It started during the opening ceremony, where Woods received the loudest ovation, and even chants of "Tiger, Tiger" were overpowering chants of "USA".

Europe won two years later at The Belfry in central England and has gotten the better of the United States in a majority of matches since, with the British contingent complemented by players from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Spain.

Woods was still in high school. "If it's not happening, it probably means you're not playing very well". Still stinging is the rude treatment, endless cheering and the champagne celebration for the Americans two years ago.

From an historical point of view, it is 25 years since the United States of America last registered a win on foreign soil.

"I think that probably, to be totally honest, is one of the reasons why the vice-captains and the captain chose to have me on the team, not only for what I can bring on the golf course, but what I can bring outside".

"We have the analytics team in place and they have opinions on why guys match up well together from a statistics standpoint".

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