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by sammson (U14627418) 01 October 2010
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Not being a keen golfer myself, or really watch it bar the odd open, I JUST LOVE THE RYDER CUP!

I just hope that the weather holds up and doesn't ruin it as a spectacle.

Question is, why Wales, in October??

Surely, if you're going to hold it in the UK, it should be in the height of summer, where at least there is only a 70% chance of rain??

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posted Oct 2, 2010

still all to play for so nobody should be making any assumptions about the outcome

current odds are 4/9 for a European victory

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comment by Martin (U1721724)

posted Oct 2, 2010

The US definitely nicked a couple of half points this afternoon. Being from close to Worksop it's good to see that Westy has been Europe's strongest player so far (once again) and but for Kaymer's poor putting would be well on the way to 3 out of 3 points.
It's always strange in foursomes how one player seems to be putting for the wins/halves all the time and Westy must have set Kaymer up fairly close on the back nine at least four times only for Kaymer to miss the lot! Westy didn't have a lengthy putt to make from the 5th green until Kaymer knocked it 8 feet past on the 17th...and Westy then makes it. The US were hanging on and finally got one chance on the 18th which they took....to snatch a vital half point which ought to have been a comfortable point for Europe.
I just hope Monty doesn't make the same mistake Faldo did and put the best European players at the bottom in the singles.
The singles are always interesting as one can play well and lose or play awful and still win. For example Westy has actually played better than even his good Ryder Cup record indicates...twice he's played as good as or even better than any of the European team in the singles only still to lose (I remember him being 6/7 under against Jeff Maggert...but Maggert was 9 under!)...and on 2 other occasions he's lost when the cup was already won/lost so it no longer mattered.
I just hope Europe can carry on in the same vein tomorrow morning...the US have had the luck so far as the breaks have come when they have been up against it.

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posted Oct 2, 2010

Sky coverage is dull , why dont they get outlike the radio lot do onto the course. The atmosphere was excellent from that. Afaik I know sky haven't got the masters to themsleves yet but will show it in 3d - oh wow. maybe clowns and ice cream after that.....erm


US fought hard today , if our weak links had scored today then they could have been in deep trouble. However it could be a long wet one tomorrow for the yanks.

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posted Oct 2, 2010

comment by Mercurio (U14332061)
posted 1 Hour Ago

brianstrath said: "Sky's coverage, particularly the commentators, are awful. At close of play, David Livingstone to Butch Harmon: " in general, Butch, it just seems as if darkness couldn't come soon enough for the Americans, they just seem to have run out of steam " Had you been listening to NBC or whichever American channel and the roles were reversed, i.e. the Europeans just seem to have run of of steam, 606 would have complaints about insufferable American arrogance. I don't think you Allis, Brown & Co. would have come out with that. And, as of next year, Sky are taking over Masters coverage too. Bad result for TV golf fans in my view."

What is the point of the above post?
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A pointless question, Mercurio. I was expressing my view of Sky's commentators, the tabloid style and their domination of televised golf, vis a vis the BBC, but I guess that passed you by.

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posted Oct 2, 2010

The comment made by DL was a completely reasonable one to make, and something I was thinking myself.

What was your problem with it?

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posted Oct 2, 2010

comment by Sportsfan87 (U6457657)
posted 1 Hour Ago
if europe hold on to these lead in all 6 matches and go into the singles 10-6 up then watch them coast to victory.
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Didn't Europe lose a Ryder cup in the 90s when they went into the final day just needing 4 points to retain the trophy?

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posted Oct 2, 2010

It's just a synchronised blip and it's still early in the round.

Remove the effect of coincidence & chances are still that the US will be ahead after the Fourballs.

They'll be coming out tomorrow like a wounded tiger. (Oops, just spotted an innocent pun there whistle).

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posted Oct 2, 2010

you would have to look at their record overall as a pair to comment and then you would feel quite different and yes francseo should not have left that putt short on 18 but then lee did as well!! maybe the conditions are different than we can see

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posted Oct 3, 2010

Not good news for Friday ticket holders - they'll be offered concessions to the next Wales Open (!) whereas Sunday ticket holders will get free entry on Monday. NOT FAIR!

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