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Friday, September 30, 2016

Several Cool Things from Ryder Cup Thursday (Videos and More)

Let's face it, there's really nothing happening at the Ryder Cup that isn't being broadcast almost the second it happens. So I just want to point out a few things that I found very interesting.

First, you no doubt heard that Phil and Hal Sutton cleared the air about the 2004 Ryder Cup "incident." And if you saw the opening ceremony, you also know that Danny Willett was received very well by the crowd. (Of course, when he tees off Friday afternoon -- Darren Clarke did confirm that he will play the second session -- there's no guarantee how the more partisan attendees will react. But I'm sure he expects that.) The good news here is that we shouldn't have to listen to any more about those things.

Then there was the putt-off between fan Dave Johnson and Euro members Stenson, Rose, McIlroy and Sullivan. You may have seen it but this is the original tape from earlier in the day. I'm including it because I love Stenson's reaction after Johnson sinks the putt.

This second video is one that Todd Lewis did, showing what the walk to the first tee is like. I think it's pretty cool because I had no idea the walk was so long or so convoluted.

But my final cool thing is something most of you probably DIDN'T see. It's a fairly in-depth blog post by Rex Hoggard detailing what Tiger has been doing in his role as Vice Captain. It also has some comments from the team members comparing what he's doing this week with what they usually see from him. Some of you might be surprised at what Hoggard says.

Tiger Woods

Maybe you can fit some of this stuff in during commercial breaks in the coverage today. But at some point you might want to read the Tiger article, just to see what the other players are saying.

Just make sure you don't miss any of the coverage while you do. This is already shaping up to be a battle royale!


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    1. Thanks for catching that. And Todd's from NC, too -- he'd never have forgiven me! But that's what I get for writing posts at one in the morning. As you can see, I made the change.

      Thanks again!