Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The 37th Ryder Cup begins Friday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The U.S.A. has not won a Ryder Cup match since 1995, and we are not the favorites to win this year. This year's team is made up of more guts than glory. That is to say the team is composed of more steady, gutsy grinders as opposed to big name superstars. Phil Mickelson would fit the bill of the latter, and this would be a great time for him to step up his game in this competition and lead this team by example. This U.S. team, captained by Paul Azinger, doesn't seem to be phased by being the underdog, so they don't have the added pressure on themselves that they might have as favorites. They should battle the Europeans valiantly. Even if you're not a golf enthusiast, it's hard not to get excited about the Ryder Cup. After all, it's 'us against them'. Let's go us! U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.!