The European team once again looks primed for it’s 9th Ryder Cup victory out of the last 11 events. The only two wins for the United States came in 1999, by way of a miracle putt, and 2008 in dominating fashion. Other than that, the European team has been unstoppable.
2016 looks to be more of the same as top European players are rounding into form. Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia both picked up wins this past weekend and England’s Danny Willett is the season’s first major champion. It seems as though once a Ryder Cup year begins, European players add a new gear to their game. Sadly, I don’t see the same for Americans.
The Ryder Cup has always been a huge event in Europe and I think they care more about it. The American players are happy with making their money and having fun at the event. I don’t really see the passion from the players with exception to a few who really do care about it.
What will it take for the United States to win the Ryder Cup? First off, Jordan Spieth, who has become the face of American golf has to beat everyone he plays. It starts and finishes with Spieth. We can’t depend on Matt Kuchar to beat Sergio Garcia in a must win singles match on Sunday. The Americans need to be more in your face and get inside the heads of the European players.
If the U.S. can take their Presidents Cup attitude and apply it to the Ryder Cup, they would be unstoppable.
This new Ryder Cup “Task Force” is a joke and was completely unnecessary. If we have to have a team of people in order to get our players excited about this event, than we have no place in it. Do you think the European team has ever had to force its players to compete or get excited for the Ryder Cup? The answer is no.
Team USA will have home field advantage for the 2016 Ryder Cup, which will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. from Sept. 27 – Oct. 2.