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Your Ryder Cup memories

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comment by Daffy (U14286580)

posted Sep 28, 2010

Paul Casey's hole in one, great shot


Can't wait to see him............what do you mean he's not playing?

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posted Sep 28, 2010

that reminds me.I played there few weeks after and very nearly made the same ace.The pin was cut in the same place in a hollow at the bottom right of the green and I fed one in from the left just missed tap in 2.Mind I also did the same as Tiger on the 1st and hooked left into the water!Course had its critics but still good fun.
Back to topic Stadler missed a tiny putt on 9 on the saturday at the Belfry just a collective intake of breath from the hundreds around the green -no cheers just disbelief

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posted Sep 28, 2010

The whole of 2006 Ryder Cup - i was lucky enough to be there and witness the emotions of everyone on the first tee when Darren Clarke arrived .

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comment by john (U12298330)

posted Sep 28, 2010

For me the 2 clearest memories were Langers missed putt in 1991 and then that Leonard putt at Brookline 99. Was gutted obviusly for both moments but the drama was unforgettable.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Philip price beating phil mickelson.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

The whole of 2006 Ryder Cup - i was lucky enough to be there and witness the emotions of everyone on the first tee when Darren Clarke arrived .

Agree'd
Clarke played some beautiful golf and hit every shot with his head full of emotions you never want to experience,

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posted Sep 28, 2010

i always rememebr my first real ryder cup watching on tv, 95 when phillip walton secured it for us, i watched it up at my local club, the clubhouse was packed!! right thro to brookline and them scenes on the 17th (disgusting) to monty in 2004 holing out and hugging bernard, 2006 and As TAYLORMADE4GOLF said the whole emotion of Darren CLarke not only playing....but booming his drive down the 1st. I had tears in my eyes when u stepped out so god only knows how u were actually being there!!! who can forget him nearly cutting westie in 2 after his chip in?? tiger hugging him or the emotion on was it the 16th?? when he won his singles? The ryder cup is like no other. 2 many memories im afraid!! even Jimenez and davis love sitting at 18 puffing on cigars together. Bring it on on Friday and heres hoping for more of the good stuff and brilliant shot making

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posted Sep 28, 2010

"even Jimenez and davis love sitting at 18 puffing on cigars together."

For those who think my negative comments about the cup are unjustified i think this storey proves my point. That is what it should be about, not an over hyped media frenzy.

It should be about players who are mostly mates hanging out and playing some light hearted but well natured golf. It should be like watching your normal four ball on tv.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

McLaren: exactly, yes we wanna beat them, but should be played in good spirits. to be fair bar 91 and 99 it generally has been.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

MAC - I think that is what it is like for the majority of players. I remember Mickleson saying he hung out with all the Europeans at the K Club the night the cup was one. There was a few othere there too, and how much he enjoyed the whole atmosphere. For the players, I think its fairly good banter and enjoyable. Your negativety might be beacause your beleiving all the media hype?

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Wooslam trying to snort a pint of Guiness through his nostrils after the 2006 win was one of the funnier moments - and Clarke showing him how it should be done.

Jim Furyk's behaviour in nearly all Ryder cups is a lesson in how the game should be played - he is a class bloke and great competitor.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

dancingbrave1

It is not a case of believing the media hype, i of course do not, but a case of the media changing the image of the event.

They have forced it to become totally focused on the commercial aspect and removed the heart of the event.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Be interested to know your thoughts on the Nicklaus concession to Jacklin on the 18th in 1969.

It's been called "one of the greatest sporting gestures in golf, if not in all sport".

Has that been overblown? It was, in effect a meaningless putt.

Nicklaus had already done enough to ensure the US retained the trophy by making sure he was going to at least get a half against Jacklin.

If Jacklin would have needed that putt to win the match and take the Ryder Cup, do you think Jack would have been quite so generous?

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comment by Seve76 (U12872295)

posted Sep 28, 2010

Best memory:
Seve & Ollie's unorthodox two-putt to beat Crenshaw & Stewart at Muirfield Village in '87.
The first RC I watched as a kid, and I remember that whole event like it was yesterday....

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Peter Scrivener

You are probably spot on when you say overblown. For the reasons you mentioned and the fact GB&I generally took a pounding in those days. How seriously did the yanks take the cup at that point?

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Peter there is no doubt that Jack would of made Jacklin putt if it was to win the Ryder Cup . I still think it was a great act of sportsmanship - yes the USA still got the trophy but overall it was a draw which was at the time a good result .

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posted Sep 28, 2010

1995 Shinnecock had some great memories for me, Corey Pavin chip in from the rough against Faldo and Monty.

Howard Clarkes hole in one and Faldo playing a fantastic hook shot out of the trees then pitching and putting for par on 18 against strange.

Valderama the 17th so many matches decided in the make or break way the hole was set-up.

Brookline for all the wrong reasons.

The K Club for Darren Clarkes superhuman efforts at such a hard time for me will always live in the memory.

2008 for the way Poulter performed

Every Ryder cup has a greatmemory and i look forward to the ones this year will create

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comment by Redman (U9884310)

posted Sep 28, 2010

Peter,

Surely if the BBC were that bothered about the Ryder Cup it would have a link to the 606 golf pages and not to the 606 motorsport pages on the BBC Sport Homepage....

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posted Sep 28, 2010

MAC - Totally agree. However, if you no longer like the event because of how the media hype it, rather than the golf being played, then surely you have been influenced.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

dancingbrave

The issue is that it has affected the golf being played as i set out here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A74604143

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Phillip Price's 8 Iron on the sixth on his way to beating Phil Mickleson. Lefty was 3 feet away after a cracking shot, Price nearly in the water, ball miles above his feet hits a doozy to 4 feet, makes the birdie put, Mickleson misses, 2 down, never looked back. Journeyman in his only Ryder Cup beats the world no 2. And deserved it.

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comment by clive (U14336293)

posted Sep 28, 2010

Starting the "Monty Monty" chant by the 14th green at The Belfry after he had hammered Hoch 5&4. Listening to it loudly reverbate out was superb! biggrin

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posted Sep 28, 2010

MAC - Yes there have been incidents that haven't been great at many Ryder Cups. Surely outnumbered by the good ones though? I think its starting to get better again.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

What are the odds of monty having to step down before a ball is strcuk on friday. Although if the story breaks i am not sure i want to see a pic of monty in a corset with a golf ball stuffed in his mouth.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Was at the Belfry in 1989 in the days before the media frenzy began (only started to pay attention in 83 when the cup became competitive).

Back in 1989 it cost about 15 a ticket to go!

Still love the event and can remember my first night at uni in 91 watching the closing stages at Kiawah Island on a black & white portable telly

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Faldo and Seve tearful in each others arms on the 18th green in 91

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Mcginleys winning putt 2002, best ever Ryder Cup moment.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Of course, it was nt 91 rather 97!

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Chris I think it was 89 when Stadler missed that tiny putt,was the Friday.We stood half way down the first fairway for the first game.Nicklaus,Kite,Torrance and ?.All missed the fairway one of the yanks in a bunker right next to us and 5 minutes later all safely on the green,Spine tingly stuff.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Watching Seve at the Belfry, he was just magnificent, the various shots he had to play, as he was so wayward of the tee.

Mac
We all know you hate the Ryder Cup (I think but not sure) but do us all a favour and stop repeating yourself, we are getting a little bit fed up now.erm

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posted Sep 28, 2010

It should be about players who are mostly mates hanging out and playing some light hearted but well natured golf. It should be like watching your normal four ball on tv.

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No it shouldn't. It should be about being part of a team in a game that 99.99% of the time is about individuals. It is about coming together as a team and most important, it is about winning.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Good stuff, Peter,
My fave has to be Seve and Olly walking up the 18th fairway on Saturday morning at Muirfield Village, Seve holding Olly's arm aloft, the two Spanish conquistadors triumphant.
Massive ovation from European fans, American fans stunned.
Jose Maria was magic that week, perhaps never missed a putt under 10 feet, wonderful exhibition by the 21-y-o.

PS: Everyone way overblows the War On The Shore. A couple of incidents but the crowd was well behaved, great atmosphere. And people conveniently forget the putts that Langer made to stay alive vs Irwin; they'll remember forever the one that missed.

Tony Blair, Maverick, Think we're talking 1995, at Oak Hill.
Which is where the funniest moment happened, during heavy rain in Rochester on Saturday morning which made the hillside just down from the first tee treacherous, spectators, officials, golfcarts all sliding down the hill, drinks, umbrellas and dignity flying everywhere. Play was momentarily suspended as an official's cart went screaming through the ropes onto the fairway as Rocca tried to tee off. We watched the whole thing unfold on top of the hill with beers in hand, roaring at the inevitability of the whole thing.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Faldo and Seve tearful in each others arms on the 18th green in 91


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Have to agree.

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comment by Seve76 (U12872295)

posted Sep 28, 2010

Kwini:
It was Friday morning in '87 when Seve held Ollie's arm aloft coming down 18 (about to beat Stewart & Nelson).
Their Saturday morning match on 18 was much more tense (Seve knocking it eight feet past & piling the pressure onto Ollie!).

And wasn't it Friday morning at Oak Hill when it pelted down with rain? Seem to recall Saturday morning that year being cold & sunny.
Excellent anecdote though laugh

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Seve,
Saturday mate, after Crenshaw stuck his approach in the bunker and Olly stiffed his. I was following Faldo and Woosie on the Friday and couldn't've seen it.
Only 99% sure of the Saturday at Oak Hill!

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posted Sep 28, 2010

I've seen so many RC matches that they are difficult to date and place.
Certainly McGinleys putt, Torrances arms aloft, Ollie doing the samba on the roof, Seve's drive to the 10th green at the Belfrey and what was the name of the Irish player who could swing a club in a telephone box and just refused to lay down and be beaten? See what I mean, they all roll into one!

But what still stands out as stark as a bolt of lightening and still raises the hairs on the back of the neck, is the all encompassing atmosphere that is everywhere on the course. Amazingly, I think it is possible to feel it through the TV, but at the course itself, it can leave you breathless.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Agree with many of the memories. I always like to see the underdog doing well. Rocca beating Woods, Price beating Mickleson etc. Also remember Torrance having to repeatedly defend Westwoods form going in to 2002? and Lee proving what a great player he is.
The Majors are great, but the Ryder Cup always throws up something different.

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comment by Seve76 (U12872295)

posted Sep 28, 2010

That whole '87 match was magical to me, watching on TV as a golf-mad ten-year old.
Loads of fuss that year about the greens being to fast for the Europeans to handle, and Hal Sutton saying we didn't have a chance of beating them.
Remember getting worried on Sunday as the Americans nearly caught us up, only for Darcy to pull through and then Bernhard & Seve sealing the deal!
Great days of the RC.
Just wish I could get as enthused about it these days!

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Eammon Darcy that's who it was. Thank you Seve76!

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Re 1987:
People forget how poorly that match started for Europe.
Europe was always down in Friday morning's first two matches, and Faldo and Woosnam were four down to Wadkins and Mize, while Seve and Olly were also struggling.
Faldo and Woosie turned it round, Espana sneaked home and Europe won all four afternoon matches.
Magic!

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comment by Seve76 (U12872295)

posted Sep 28, 2010

ok Kwini!

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Was it not Clarke and Love who were sat together smoking cigars in 2004 ?

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comment by gd (U14416114)

posted Sep 28, 2010

comment by MonTony_BLIAR (U10846857)
posted 3 Hours Ago

Faldo and Seve tearful in each others arms on the 18th green in 91

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Couldn't agree more. The 2 didn't really get on, but Seve admired the way Faldo came back from 1 down with 2 to play to beat Curtis Strange. He just held him and said, "You're a great Champion" To me, that is what they Ryder Cup is all about.

Oh and it wasn't 91, or 97, it was Oak Hill in 95!

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Recent memories:
-McGinleys winning putt at Belfry '02
-Price against big Phil '02
-Leonards putt against Ollie at Oakland Hills 04'.
-Tino, Tino at Valderrama '97
-Faldo's stupid walk at the inauguration ceremony Valhalla '08

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posted Sep 28, 2010

I enjoyed the look of elation on Darren Clarke's face after Europe won the Ryder Cuo in 2006.He showed true guts to play in the tournament and was brilliant throughout.He was magnificent only a month after the death of his wife.It was a brilliant acheievement.
It was also a great acheivemnet for Ireland which hid the economic problems we would later face.I can't wait for the torunament.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Clarke at the K-Club gets my vote.
Mind you, loved Woosie swigging Champagne and the snot that came out of his hooter as a result!biggrin

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Just watched the review of 99 and forgotten how bad the fans were that day towards the European players namely monty but the actions of the US players on the 17th after Leonard sank that putt was shameful beyond belief - with their captain right in the middle of it all - hope montys guys give them a stuffing

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Re: taylormade. i think davis love and clarke did smoke cigars as well. in fact if u look back no doubt all 3 were puffing up like mates. good to see tho.

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posted Sep 28, 2010

Jimenez does indeed smoke cigars but the moment I think your referring to is the 2004 moment after they shared a half and then sat together - just watched it today

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posted Sep 28, 2010

I cant wait for Europe to spank the yanks.

The sight of Boo Weekly riding his driver like a redneck cowboy at the last RC still keeps me awake at night . . . classless jerk !

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