Have you ever? Will you ever? See anything like what we witnessed at Medinah on Sunday evening. Let me answer both questions I’ve posed no you haven’t and no you won’t! I have to admit I got stuck into the USA as long as three weeks ago for enough to win a small Island and I will to my dying day be sure that was the right call which may sound odd.
Pro gamblers aren’t psychics as many think they just evaluate information well in comparison to the odds they see in front of them. On Saturday evening lets put it this way I wasn’t exactly spending the winnings but was certainly openly commenting on how nice the suits looked in Burton’s window and then something you cannot legislate for in facts and figures or formbooks happened fate intervened.
The European Team had looked lost and certainly a group of individuals on the first two days with the glorious exception of Poulter (given as a confident bet to be top European scorer at 8/1 to Golf Bet Profits members) who was scrapping hard. Then on Saturday night Olazabal must have given one of the greatest speeches in sporting history as he conjured the spirit of Seve from on high and convinced his weary troops that not only could they do it but that indeed they would do it!
And done it they did with the first five games going Blue we actually took a lead. Lets say that the rather smug grin was rapidly disappearing from Davis Love’s face by then which was extremely amusing and when Rose beat Mickelson on the 18th the impossible looked possible. Mickelson congratulated Rose for holing a long putt on the 17th which shows what a class act the great man is and then Garcia toppled Jim Furyk on the last two and we were in dreamland. It was fitting that Woods who had been rubbish all week was to miss the shot that handed us outright victory and then in front of a very quiet crowd the European team went wild.
It was a moment to treasure because we won’t see its like again and we certainly had been beaten up by a great American team for two days. Davis Love is taking some terrible stick in the American media for his decision to keep partnering Woods and Stricker all week. It may well be the case that no one else wanted to play with either of them and is further evidence that Woods is in steep decline. I expect he is off Davis Love’s Xmas card list and Strickers for that matter.
One sour note in all the excitement was the antics of Mark Roe and even more so Monty on Skysports. Regular readers will know how much Roe irritates but this week he clearly fancied himself as a tipster. The sad thing was he kept calling the matches wrong but this didn’t stop him oh no after five in a row wrong our intrepid tipster said ‘Garcia and Donald are a certainty this afternoon” Result er…. Garcia and donald lost! Don’t give up the day job Mark, well actually do! But Roey was positively entertaining compared to the shameless self promoter Monty who appeared to think he was still playing and captaining the side as opposed to sat on his fat arse in the commentary box. No opportunity was missed to remind the audience that Olly was only doing what he had done and how in fact he was really behind it all. Even John Terry would have accused him of trying to get in on it and when it was won his first story related to Celtic Manor as opposed to the amazing scenes going on outside. Sky would do well to let Monty spend more time with his ego in Gleneagles in two years time when he would probably come on dressed as Braveheart .
Golf returns to something like normality with the Dunhill Links this week played over three courses and with celebrity partners. Make no mistake though this is a serious tournament just ask Chris Evans who is banned after winning the team event last year and then being found to have shall we say a dubious handicap. Many think his partner Nick Dougherty should also be banned for claiming to be a professional golfer and Evans beating him on most holes last year certainly didn’t arise much suspicion.
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I will see you on the fairways!
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