Ryder Cup 2021

Billysboots

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I feel desperately sorry for the European rookies. Their first taste of Ryder Cup and they play in front of a totally partisan gallery with little or no European support.

They really must be wondering what all the fuss is about.
 
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Fourballs I'd go for

Rahm/Hatton
McIlroy/Casey
Garcia/Lowry
Hovland/Weisberger

That's basically your top 4 players for average birdies per round paired with the next four highest.

You just have to hope they come off and shoot good rounds.
 
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Fourballs I'd go for

Rahm/Hatton
McIlroy/Casey
Garcia/Lowry
Hovland/Weisberger

That's basically your top 4 players for average birdies per round paired with the next four highest.

You just have to hope they come off and shoot good rounds.
Hmm pairing Garcia with Rahm is a mistake. He needs to gamble by splitting them and hoping they both shoot good rounds for an extra point instead of a 'guaranteed' point. That's just no good at this point.
 

Springveldt

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McIlroy with Poulter again? That is a brave decision.
Brave is not the word I would have used.

He needed to split Rahm and Garcia as well as we are past the point of no return really. Need to try and grab 2 points between them rather than sticking them together and hoping for one. Rahm is so good you could just check anyone out there with him that is capable of making a couple of birdies.

Rory and Poulter together again looks like madness.
 
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Brave is not the word I would have used.

He needed to split Rahm and Garcia as well as we are past the point of no return really. Need to try and grab 2 points between them rather than sticking them together and hoping for one. Rahm is so good you could just check anyone out there with him that is capable of making a couple of birdies.

Rory and Poulter together again looks like madness.
Agreed, I said the same above. Not saying these pairings cant/won't work, but statistically it makes no sense.

Just pair up your best 4 players for average birdies with the next four and hope they shoot low scores.

That doesn't involve Poulter,nor Fleetwood, although he played well yesterday, minus missed putts.
 
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