SO MUCH FOR REDEMPTION. This was the time when team USA would put the nightmarish collapse of Medinah on that fateful Sunday afternoon behind them. And yet Medinah could be seen as a tactical triumph compared to the utter capitulation over three whole days at Gleneagles. USA finished 78 under par to Europe’s 110 under and were entirely outclassed.
Yet who could have imagined that three days that started so brightly with a 2.5 to 1.5 lead in the first morning foursomes could have ended with an excruciating final press conference when the senior pro of the US side decided that it was time to air as much dirty linen in public as possible by praising the actions of past skipper, Paul Azinger and, by implication, trashing veteran skipper Tom Watson in the process? Continue reading