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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 191                                                       
Monday, October 1, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I did not play well this year. This could very well, realistically, be my last one. I'm motivated now to work hard, to not go out on this note, and I'm motivated to play well these next two years to get back at Whistling Straits and to show what I can do in these events, because this week was not my best. I was not playing my best, and I spent more time hitting balls throughout the week than I have all year trying to find something that would click, and it's just been a struggle. The last month has been a struggle, ever since I shot 63 right before being picked, I've struggled.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many American players didn’t produce a point in the 2018 Ryder Cup?

IT IS WHAT IT IS: I feel as if the less said the better on the topic of the Ryder Cup. I’ll do my best to abide by this. The last two have been lopsided and never lived up to the hype. In fact 7 out of the last 10, which takes us all the way back to 1999, have resulted in one-sided affairs. In some ways, its being exposed for what it truly is: a fundraiser for the PGA of America and European PGA. Nothing wrong with that, yet the media attempts to make it into something more than it really is.

Monday might be a little sour for some in the United States that get into the bi-annual event. Others in Europe might have a sore head when they wake up. But it will quickly be forgotten once the Safeway and the Dunhill Links start on Thursday. Isn’t that the true test of its popularity? Is it too early to start talking President’s Cup? The US always does well in that and its owned by the PGA TOUR!

WEB GEMS:

IS IT TIME? For Woods and Mickelson, it was a lost week in France. Like so many other weeks in their Ryder Cup careers. Maybe the time has come for both of them to exit this particular stage — for the good of their country, for the good of all those young American players eager to take on a leadership role, for the good of their own legacies. READ MORE???

DRAMA! Several tweets Sunday morning from Reed’s wife, Justine, offered some insight as to a potential reason behind the split. She told another user to “ask Jordan” about the split and also lashed out at the media, calling Golf Channel’s coverage “journalistically disqualified” after one its editors criticized Reed’s play on Saturday. READ MORE>>>

INKED: Europe’s reclaiming of the Ryder Cup will come at a cost to their captain, Thomas Bjørn, after it was revealed he promised his team he would get a tattoo bearing the winning score in the event of a triumph in France. “It was the worst decision I made all week,” a smiling Bjørn said. “Let me put it this way, it’s going to go on a part that only [Bjørn’s partner] Grace will see. I might have to send the players a picture.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “I did not play well this year. This could very well, realistically, be my last one. I'm motivated now to work hard, to not go out on this note, and I'm motivated to play well these next two years to get back at Whistling Straits and to show what I can do in these events, because this week was not my best. I was not playing my best, and I spent more time hitting balls throughout the week than I have all year trying to find something that would click, and it's just been a struggle. The last month has been a struggle, ever since I shot 63 right before being picked, I've struggled.”--Phil Mickelson.

Three players were held pointless in the 2018 Ryder Cup on the US side: Bryson DeChambeau (2 matches), Phil Mickelson (2 matches) and Tiger Woods (4 matches). Interesting that between Woods and DeChambeau they won three of the four FedExCup playoff tournaments leading into the Ryder Cup. Mickelson most likely finishes his Ryder Cup career with a record of 18-20-7. He is 8-8-2 in four balls, 5-7-4 in four-somes and 5-5-1 in singles. He will be 50 for the next time it is played and has a better chance of being captain than playing. Then again, who would bet against him becoming a playing captain? Each member of the 2018 European contributed a point in their victory.

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