Sunday, 21 September 2008

The Ryder Cup after day 2

The afternoon foursomes gave Europe a chance of coming back, great performance by Ian Poulter justifying his pick ahead of Darren Clarke.

Now for the singles and here are my match by match predictions for an "at best" scenario:

Anthony Kim v Sergio Garcia Garcia 9-8
Hunter Mahan v Paul Casey Mahan 10-8
Justin Leonard v Robert Karlsson Karlsson 10-9
Phil Mickelson v Justin Rose Mickelson 11-9
Kenny Perry v Henrik Stenson Stenson 11-10
Boo Weekley v Oliver Wilson Weekly 12-10
JB Holmes v Soren Hansen Holmes 13-10
Jim Furyk v Miguel Angel Jimenez Furyk 14-10
Stewart Cink v Graeme McDowell Cink 15-10 (key match)
Steve Stricker v Ian Poulter Poulter 15-11 (key match)
Ben Curtis v Lee Westwood Westwood 15-12 (key match)
Chad Campbell v Padraig Harrington Harrington 15-13

I admire Nick Faldo but I think that two of Poulter, Westwood and Harrington should be further up the playing list. I would have finished with Poulter or Harrington but we need points on the board early, it might be too late by the time they go out.

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