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Medinah is a great course. Celtic Manor is not
Alex, if you don't think Medinah is a great course which set up properly tests the best golfers then you clearly do not enjoy seeing great golfers tested to their limit.Guess pitch and putt suits you fine.
sounds like your the miserable one Alex......Europeans very happy and please let not compare cultures of US and Europe you really are on a loser there.
In case you people need reminding, Europe won. I've never seen a group of people so miserable in victory that they wanted to express nothing but ill will towards the defeated oppo. Of course this is the place where fans riot after they win football matches.
So leave dead trees instead? Best courses in the world? Celtic Manor is a resort for City executives on beer weekends. Not exactly in the league of the world's greatest. Too much hypocrisy from the British supporters
478. The castration was the removal of rough throughout the course, not just one hole as you wrongly state, I said nothing about the trees. Get your facts right.However I stand by my comment that it wrong to dumb-down a great golf course, the best players in the world need to play on the best courses not a glorified pitch and putt course.
The rough on the one hole was shortened as is the captain's prerogative, but those are the rules. He is not allowed to move trees, however. When the tourney is held here the captain makes similar mods to suit Europe You just don't hear about them becuase it doesn't fit the Americans as vile cheaters narrative.
So where was the rough?
Nobody castrated the course. Trees have been removed in recent years due to a blight. The one Garcia hit a ricochet off of in 99 was removed becuase so many people tried to imitate his shot and the damage harmed the tree. Try getting facts right before making bald assertions.
@ 472Not all of us hate Europe. Some of us are quite pro-European. But the great cultural imperialist USofA? I take the French view.But that has little to do with sport for me.
Re-Rhonda post 472.I bet you are a teacher and full of the politically correct nonsense about competitive sport being bad for children as the can not all win.As a Brit living in Florida, one of the few criticism I have about America is that there is too little international competition. You can not call the Superbowl the world championship (as you do) as no-one else can compete. Ole !
Some here don't understand and can't appreciate others that like golf. Golf fans love the Ryder Cup especially those that only know 3 letters. Britons don't hate fellow Europeans, its our governments that we take exception to. Who knows with a little practice, the USA team might win in 2014. This time it was a fine tribute to Seve, & I’m sure the USA team would appreciate that, even Mr Azinger.
My final word on the Ryder Cup (for now). Only criticism (apart from the mindless "go in the hole/woods" brigade), I hope we never again see a great golf course dumbed down or even castrated to supposedly suit one side or the other, didn't work anyway Mr Love, even played into Europe's chances on the final day as there were so many birdie opprtunities.
On a note of Comebacks....Kaymer is almost a personification of it......lost his way on the European Tour after a good start, could hardly do anything for the last 3 months on the golf course, and did all he could to not score enough points to make the Ryder Cup team by not playing in several tournaments. Then, steps up to the mark on the Final Green, of the Final Day to win the Match and the Cup!
I hate nationalism is sports, and the Ryder Cup is sport at it's worst. Why is it that the the British, so resolutely anti-European, become enthusiastic fans for Europe? And why hate the US so? Don't you know how many of 'your' golfers live there? Listen to UK fans here next time, and compare them to the US fans - they're all the same, jumped up idiots. 'Away, away away away' - go away, I say.
466.ColadadelCid "I have never understood the excitment surrounding golf that I consider one of the most boring acitvities ever invented."To quote Bob Hope "Golf is a game that prolongs the lives of some of our most useless citizens."If that helps at all. . .
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