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Posted On September 24, 2021
Europe continues preparations for 43rd Ryder Cup with training sessions
Follow all of the latest action as the 43rd Annual Ryder Cup finally kicks off at Whistling Straits.
Team Europe defends the trophy after their triumphant victory at Golf National in 2018, however, they arrive on the shores of Lake Michigan as clear outsiders against one of the strongest American teams in memory. Steve Stricker’s US squad contains eight of the world’s top 10 players and an abundance of big winners, although Europe still has the highest ranked player of all in Jon Rahm. Questions remain, as always, as to whether the USA team will also be able to function as a unit, as the Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka feud simmers in the background.
The pairs for the quartets were announced by Striker and Padraig Harrington at the opening ceremony last night and the morning’s game will begin with a tantalizing match between formidable American duo Jordan Spieth & Justin Thomas against Spanish duo Jon Rahm & Sergio Garcia. The second match sees Dustin Johnson and Open champion Collin Morikawa take on Viktor Hovland and Paul Casey before Koepka and Daniel Berger challenge Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick. The last match of the first session pits Patrick Cantlay and Xander Sc Chaudele against the European heartbeat of Ian Poulter and Rory McIlory. Follow all the latest updates below:
Ryder Cup 2021: The strongest American team in history
The Ryder Cups are never dictated by the world rankings, but the strength of this American team cannot be ignored. In fact, by that measure, they’re the best team the Americans have ever fielded, with eight of the top 10 in the world and an abundance of top champions.
Tom kershawSeptember 24, 2021 12:46 PM
Ryder Cup 2021: Spieth & Thomas vs. Garcia & Rahm
We are less than half an hour away from our first foursome match and what a brilliant spectacle it promises to be. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are a wonderful couple, close friends with brilliant Ryder Cup records. Sergio Garica, however, has more winning points than this entire American team put together. He is paired with fellow Spanish and world No.1 Jon Rahm, who memorably beat Tiger Woods in singles in Paris. What a show we have in store.
Tom kershawSeptember 24, 2021 12:39 PM
Ryder Cup 2021: Stricker edged out McIlroy and Rahm positions
US captain Steve Stricker has said he hasn’t tried to figure out which European players will be paired up, but expects Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy to feature in the first and fourth matches.
“I feel good about our duos, some teams that have played together over the years, whether it’s the Ryder Cup or the Presidents Cup,” Stricker said. “We’re really excited with the way these guys are playing and the order they’re coming out.”
Former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau was among the players not to take part in the opening session, but Stricker said no player has expressed disappointment with his plans.
“These guys were amazing,” he added. “I cannot stress this enough. It’s about the communication we’ve had, being upfront with them and letting them know what we’re thinking so that there aren’t any curveballs.
“We’ve heard it a few times from all the players, whether you want to play me once or all five, it’s up to you, just so we can try to win this cup.”
Tom kershawSeptember 24, 2021 12:33 PM
Ryder Cup 2021: Harrington hails Europe’s team spirit
European captain Padraig Harrington praised his team’s strength at depth after leaving Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry out of the opening session.
Fleetwood won all four of his matches with Francesco Molinari in Paris, but the Italian not making the Whistling Straits squad three years later, Fleetwood joined the former Open Lowry champion to take time off the foursome Friday.
“It says a lot that he’s comfortable after a 4-0 record and can look around and be confident that there are other people under that pressure,” Harrington said of Fleetwood.
“He’s ready to sit there and wait for his chance in the afternoon, which really sums up how balanced our team is and the players’ understanding that they have to give the others a chance as well.
“I want all the players on my team to be dying to play every game. But I also want them to understand that there are other people on the team, that they have to step down, and they did it brilliantly. “
Tom kershawSeptember 24, 2021 12:14 PM
Ryder Cup 2021: what is a winning captain? It’s not an exact science
In the early hours of Sunday morning at Brookline, knowing his team in slow motion were watching the barrel, Ben Crenshaw played his Hail Mary. He called his close friend George W Bush, then governor of Texas, to deliver a speech to those in the restless and frayed American locker room. And so, as the players quizzically waited, Bush read aloud a letter from Colonel William Travis before the Battle of Alamo, filled with promises to “never surrender or retreat.”
A few minutes later, after his last three words – “victory or death” – Bush quickly walked through the door without a moment’s hesitation. Overwhelmed by hysterical patriotic pride, which followed in a sporting slaughter as the Americans won all of the first six singles matches and had one of the most notable and controversial comebacks in Ryder Cup history. “I have never seen such firepower come out,” Crenshaw said afterwards, his clothes stained with champagne, as his players waved American flags from the balcony.
Jack rathbornSeptember 24, 2021 12:06 PM
“It’s the X factor”: Can team spirit tip the Ryder Cup in favor of Europe?
There is an opening bet that Graeme McDowell likes to tell on the many corporate days he has had to attend over the past decade. “In the American team room, they would have three ping-pong tables,” he said, with a bit of theatrical suspense, “… and we would have a bar. People laugh, but it’s actually true. We drank a few beers, tugged on the ass and naturally built that camaraderie. “
It might sound like a slightly pinkish-tinted and usefully intoxicated glimpse into what binds Team Europe, but few themes have become as biased and synonymous with the Ryder Cup as team spirit. It’s the elixir that brought famous upheavals and infamous arguments, intoxicating champagne celebrations and separate pod systems to life. An inherently European advantage cited with almost religious devotion, even by the most staunch non-believers.
Jack rathbornSeptember 24, 2021 12:00
Ian Poulter on the reputation of the Ryder Cup
Ian Poulter was blunt from the start this week: “I’m sure I got bored a lot.”
A maverick for Europe over the years, Poulter lines up with Rory McIlroy to take on Patrick Cantlay and Xander ScHotele.
Jack rathbornSeptember 24, 2021 11:50 AM
Ian Poulter: “It’s time”
Jack rathbornSeptember 24, 2021 11:50 AM
Patrick Cantlay: “USA rookies won’t be afraid of the Ryder Cup”
“It was like a theater, it felt like the fans were right above you,” said Patrick Cantlay, reflecting on the mesmerizing chaos on the 18th green at Caves Valley Golf Club. Needing a birdie to extend the tournament to sudden death, with the crowd blowing like lead in his shoes, he beat the snaking 22-foot putt which was also the biggest hit in his career. Statistically, what followed should have been implausible, a feat of shameless impudence in the face of immense pressure. Instead, the Cantlay ball speeded up with absolute certainty, like a bullet fired in cold blood, and left the noisy Maryland Gallery speechless in shock and awe.
The Cantlay battle with Bryson DeChambeau – his Ryder Cup teammate this week – was still far from won, their playoff turning into a memorable six-game drama in the depths of twilight, but that putt was the end of it. The ensuing fireworks spark: winning the Tour Championship the following week, racking up over $ 15 million in cash prizes and being named PGA Tour Player of the Season. But even knowing all of this, the soft-spoken Californian expects the feverish atmosphere of his first tee shot at Whistling Straits to be unlike anything he has experienced before. “The BMW fans were the craziest I’ve seen since Covid. I felt like they were on my side and to pull off those shots was amazing, it made it all the more satisfying He said. “But from everything I’ve been told the Ryder Cup is completely different. I expect a much bigger stage and more excitement than I have ever had.” never felt before playing golf. ”
Jack rathbornSeptember 24, 2021 11:48 AM
Team Europe charms the inhabitants of Wisconsin
Europe has been on the charm offensive this week.
In the country of the Green Bay Packers, Europeans wear “Cheeseheads” on the course.