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Ryder Cup Review

I have placed my bets – a USA win: a victory of 15 1/2 to 12 1/2 or  15-13; and Patrick Cantlay as top rookie.

The two captains have made their opening foursome picks.

British golf clubs are totally familiar with the two-ball foursome – some even insist on it – the Americans less  so.

It’s a difficult format – for example, Rory MacIlroy and Shane Lowry use different golf balls.

There’s much pressure on say the follow-up play to a long drive.

The American picks were predictable.

I was only surprised that Tony Finau, who partnered Brooks Koepka so successfully last time round in Paris, was not selected in favour of Daniel Berger.

For the Europeans, I would have chosen Shane Lowry – who is formidable in windy conditions – but each pairing, with the possible exception of Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick, look strong enough to win.

About John Pargiter

John Pargiter’s biggest claim to fame is his first-ever work experience job, as ‘legs’ (or runner) for Henry Longhurst. For many years he worked in insurance at Lloyds. After retiring he has returned to his favourite sport of golf and is a keen recreational sailor and grandparent. More Posts