Friday, September 19, 2008

'Tigerless' US Ryder Cup team hits the links as a huge underdog

The 2008 Ryder Cup begins today as Europe attempts to continue its dominance. The Europeans have not lost in the last seven cups (4-0-3), have a stronger team than the US faced last time around, and to make matters worse the world’s number player is on the DL and won’t be suiting up for the Stars & Stripes. Even with Tiger the US has been dominated, and hasn’t won the tournament since 1999, so the prospect of pulling off an Appalachian St. seems unlikely. The Olympics, particularly the US Men’s Basketball team, at least marked a break in the trend of the US ‘mailing it in’ in international competitions (please see World Baseball and Basketball Championships, afore mentioned Ryder Cup, etc), but unless this Paul Azinger lead club can get up first and make the Euros play under a little be of pressure for once, it will be business as usual.


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