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Ryder Cup

September 21, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

I can’t believe we have to wait two years for another Ryder Cup. There’s nothing like the final day, with 12 simultaneous matches, in match play format, and the possibility of wide swings in the team scoring from minute to minute.  In medal play, you can usually have a pretty good idea of what’s happening all over the course on the final day, as the networks are good at switching around from hole to hole to cover all the contenders.  But that’s just the point — everyone’s a contender in the team match play format, because everyone has a chance to earn a point, or a half point.  It produces an entirely different kind of excitement than what one has on the final day of a major. I wouldn’t say better, though that’s what the commentators are always saying or implying, and what seem to want the players to say in the interviews.  Just a very different experience, and one worth savoring.

See you in Wales in two years.

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