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USA vs EUROPE
I'm pretty excited about this. Who's watching? Predictions?
Should be really tight, but I fancy USA 14.5 EUR 13.5, unfortunately.
Also got McIlroy and Colsaerts to be top points scorer for Europe at 5-1 and 18-1 respectively.
Been watching the repeats of previous ones on Sky, super excited already!
I've booked Friday and Monday off work, and am going to watch pretty much all of it.
It's one of the top 3 sporting events in the world.
It's going to be very, very tight.
Or are you expecting two of them to have a scrap and get disqualified on Sunday? I'd love to see Sergio flip out and lamp someone.
the world's most pitiful fight ever
have the beeb got anything?
my 3rd favourite sporting event, btw. love it!
and BBC 1 at about 11pm Sunday night.
Which is better than you might think, but not a patch on the telly.
Got a golf weekend on Sunday and Monday, so will be watching the conclusion in the bar with a load of golfers on Sunday evening. Great?
JohnMs accountant need not apply.
Hoping for some more weepy weepy davis love.
i have often wondered about trying to organise a DiS golf day.. not sure if there would be that much interest though
Chosen for the simple reason that it's approximately equidistant from the four players homes (i.e. nowhere near any of us).
I'd be well up for a DiS golf day if you try and set one up (and no of probably 2 other former Dissers who'd be up for it too)
Few things instil such anger in me as my golf-despising girlfriend who doesn't let me watch any of it. Grrr.
2010 was awesome because it got moved to the Monday meaning I was able to listen to it at work. Nervously.
I think Europe will win a lot more comfortably then people are predicting myself.
And a laptop? You might want to investigate SkyGo and some headphones...
Let's hope it's not a dead contest by then.
I basically moved in with my pal who has Sky. I went to his house in my PJ's, armed with rum, weed, beer and enough money to eat take aways for the whole weekend. not sure we even pulled the curtains. watched golf, played golf and talked about golf. great weekend.
one of the worst stories ever
hopefully you mean PGA tour on the megadrive.
although I do play, irl. love golf. gonna get out a lot more next year.
the whole putting thing with all those lines. great game. I remember the original tiger golf, your opponent could make funny noises when you drove the ball and stuff. that was silly
when we utterly banjaxed the Yanks by about 10 points.
This year could be the best Ryder Cup ever. It has all the makings. Let's do it for Seve!
gutted - missed the last one for the same reason!
I fancied the US until Olly revealed the draw for this mornings pairs and i just thought wow, we have some really strong teams. I think Europe will retain it, just.
I also think that although the crowd will be mental and obviously massively American (in every sense) some of their younger and more inexperienced players (Bradley, Duffner etc) will feel the pressure a lot more than any of the Europeans.
Mainly just by shouting stuff like 'YEAAAAAAAAAH' and 'IN THE HOOOOOOOOOLE' at the tellyvizzle.
Haven't decided if i'm going to support the US or Europe yet. On one hand, Ian Poulter just being there makes it really easy to sway towards Uncle Sam, but the vile American fans make me think i should be giving my backing to Team Oooh-rope.
Has your local not got the Captain's Trophy on this weekend or something?
Surprised he's not a Spurs fan, really. They usually are.
i'm not really sure what you mean by a typical professional southerner. I thought you might take umbrage with the fact that he has his own clothing line and pimped out Ferrari's.
and a great matchplayer
i'm just not a fan of sporting 'characters' generally.
so a typical professional southerner is one with a bit of character about them? surely more interesting than a dullard, no?
but as i get older i just sort of admire sportmen who knuckle down, work hard, keep their private lives private, shun the media (as much as they can), and just get on with it.
i've got what i like to call the Soccer AM Rule. i find it a fairly good measure of whether someone's a twat or not.
and in the case of Poulter he has often been critisised for overuse of twitter and genearlly a bit too much bants when he should clearly be practicing but a) he does generally knuckle down and b) in every other respect is a very respectable guy, who is also quite a colourful character.
I think its possible to have a something about you yet be a consummate professional, and i like a sportsman who knows how to engage when necessary,perhaps in an unorthodox or noteworthy way, but who also has a strong moral compass and work ethic.
And i cannot wait to spend the whole weekend watching it!
My better half have been given prior warning that she should not attempt to whinge at all about the amount of golf i'll be watching/lack of attention she'll be receiving as i simply don't give a shit. Cos its fucking ryder cup weekend!!! :)
COME ON EUROPE
On the plus side, if they don't, I can use my legendary *Ryder wake, we're mourning* line.
Lots of putts flying in now!
Garcia and donald beaten and G-Mac and Rory back to all square!
hideous, hideous people.
Probably did, but not too that extent.
But so has westwood. 2 all going into the fourballs, I'd take that.
Need to start tomorrow strongly.
God the pendulum CANNOT stop swinging.
What a putt!
the lead commentator is talking in really hushed tones most of the time. then he gets really excitable. it's great to listen to.
"if the contest is a tie (14 points each) the Ryder Cup is retained by the team who held it before the contest"
(Europe won the last time in 2010 so a draw is a win for us)
SImilar to the Ashes then.
as they are the current holders (I think that's how it works...)
or even read any coverage in the paper. but i have the radio coverage on of this. it's exciting.
Oh but Kaymer holes a long one, here we go...
You fuckers just won't go away!
Also: golf is wayyy better without the polite golf claps. Me likes the obnoxious crowd. :)
Ee gads, wtf.
Good on you guys :)
Anyone got a stream for this?
That could be the pivotal point
probably the only circumstances I could accept.
This is utter madness.
Think like Klinsmann!
or its over
Congrats to you guys *tips hat*
Also: we'll kick your ass next year :)
(at least retain)
We'll show you gracious.
THERE'S ONLY ONE MARTIN KAYMER.
A great emotional interview by Olazabal. Well done us.
What a hero.
The greatest sporting achievement i've ever seen on telly.
Just an amazing performance.
I'm a convert.
final putt miss from the early 90s. (Yes, I'm old). That was brilliant stuff. I'm a bit drunk but Americans, please don't count your chickens before they hatch. Also, tell your golfing fans to be less like arseholes.
Just incredible. Ian Poulter generally being a boss. THAT long putt by Justin Rose (and his reaction afterwards). The American fans being stunned into silence. Beautiful scenes.
will this do?
That might be the funniest thing I've ever seen.
BBC Radio 5 live
Europe's captain Jose Maria Olazabal: "An unbelievable day, one that will go down in history. It's hard to express it in words. I knew it was going to be difficult but, at the same time, I truly believed we could do it. When I looked at those matches, the matches were pretty much even, well-balanced. I said to them I believed we could change things around. I think he's [Steve] is proud."
PS. I missed all this. Sounds amazing. What a year for UK sportsmen in more or less every field.
Oh dear, the ESPN's golf man made some rather previous predictions about what happen today and is reaping the whirlwind on the comments section. This is how the article kicked off: "For those who think this Ryder Cup is finished, think again. Team Europe can still win if the following five things happen Sunday: Keegan Bradley is abducted; Team USA captain Davis Love III inserts Cup spectators Michael Jordan, President George W. Bush, Amy Mickelson and the Rev. Jesse Jackson into the singles lineup."
and so glad it's over - the tension was unbearable. Can't imagine how players do it.
I'm gobsmacked. Literally all I've seen is Facebook.
I was very pleasantly watching it just delighted we were making a fist of it but to go on and win it? Jesus. It was fucking brilliant. Somehow all of Ollie's singles ended up perfectly balanced really... fitting for Kaymer to have the winning/retaining putt. He's been out of sorts but he's got nerves of granite. Couldn't have imagined many others holing out there.
And what's more, it wasn't just tense, the standard of golf on display was remarkable. Well, until the US started melting down a little bit. Rose's putt on 17 was what did for them I think.
Anyway, proof that the Ryder Cup is probably the single most enthralling international sporting tournament for me. Can't think of anything else quite like it.
Knighthood for Poulter.
for taking the time in his brief post-match interview to call out the few American fans who were acting up a little bit (shouting for McIlroy's drives to go long etc.)
Yesterday was just a conveyor-belt of gracious displays and sportsmanship. Bit of needle in the D. Johnson vs. Colsaerts match but other than that... perfect.
The greatest ever year for sport, surely.
WARNING: Contains American arrogance.
We climbed Mt Everest with just our underpants on!
"Every man dies, but not every man has the chance to live. You have made me feel alive again"
they couldn't have done it in a more appropriate way than with a dramatic and seemingly impossible comeback to win from a poor position.
Seve would have loved that.
He is known as the biggest choker in golf after utter collapses at the 2012 US Open, 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and the 2012 Ryder Cup