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Nice insight from Brooks about his challenges of switching once a year to play team golf
In part; he's very much his own boss for most of the year on and off course. Fitting into someone else tournament schedule, even the non golf things, is quite an adjustment

(I wonder if some of the other global stars might be affected the same way, i.e they're so successful they don't usually have to make any concessions)
He was getting some stick on a Facebook Page over this, but I also read it as a useful insight on the differences...although not much of it was "news."

Good stats above... as ever, European Tour ( :) ) to to lose by 10 points... the reality is often quite different!
 

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He was getting some stick on a Facebook Page over this, but I also read it as a useful insight on the differences...although not much of it was "news."

Good stats above... as ever, European Tour ( :) ) to to lose by 10 points... the reality is often quite different!
Just remembered what Horschel said at the weekend.... I know he's not (currently) in the team

He gets to the course 4 hours before tee off and he knows what he's doing for those 4 hours too.
So if a Ryder cup team meeting/post mortem or other team function were to encroach on that 4 hour period he has to change/adapt (& that 4hrs is well used/pretty crucial for him every other week of the season)

Might that affect how he plays?

We all have routines and the cream of the crop (mostly US players) are perhaps more set in their own routines and don't have to bend through the regular season as much as say Lowry might do
 

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Appears Bryson has wrecked his hands practicing for the Long Drive tournament he's playing in the day after the RC...
All doesn't sound cushty in the American camp...business as usual then:LOL:
 

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4 hours, that's nuts!!! What does he do when he has an 8am tee time?
Nothing too weird it seems, he just prefers to be on site rather than back at hotel
I. E like everyone else he'll have a meal, exercise, warm up
A 90 minute slot for practice which I thought was high but I suppose that includes putting and thinking on I spent 75 minutes practicing this morning and wasn't even playing... Maybe I'm ready to go on tour 😜
 
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My take from Koepka's comments were more about him not seeing the changes as a challennge and an opportunity to excel at something different, but rather a hurdle he'd rather not have to deal with. Which is great. (y)
 

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If you had to predict the next five US captains who would they be? Say it’s Tiger, Phil and maybe Zach J after where on earth do they go from there? Couples has missed the boat and then you’re into the territory of Dustin and Bubba which, for a multitude of different reasons, seems unfathomable

Am I missing someone obvious?
 

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If you had to predict the next five US captains who would they be? Say it’s Tiger, Phil and maybe Zach J after where on earth do they go from there? Couples has missed the boat and then you’re into the territory of Dustin and Bubba which, for a multitude of different reasons, seems unfathomable

Am I missing someone obvious?
Europe team captain gossip is Westwood then stenson then.......?

Seems to be just as thin here

Edit : I actually don't think either side has been or will be short of options
 

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Really? I thought we had the opposite problem - Westwood, Poulter, McDowell, Garcia, Stenson etc
 

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If you had to predict the next five US captains who would they be? Say it’s Tiger, Phil and maybe Zach J after where on earth do they go from there? Couples has missed the boat and then you’re into the territory of Dustin and Bubba which, for a multitude of different reasons, seems unfathomable

Am I missing someone obvious?
I dunno... Kuchar, Cink, Bubba, JB Holmes? Some of them seem unlikely. Maybe in ten years there will be a different perspective on these people, maybe it will be time for Reed then.

On the Europe side there seems to be a long list of captains in waiting, not sure there will be room for everyone out of Westwood, Stenson, Garcia, Jimenez, Donald, McDowell, Kaymer, Rose, Poulter, Casey.
 

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If you had to predict the next five US captains who would they be? Say it’s Tiger, Phil and maybe Zach J after where on earth do they go from there? Couples has missed the boat and then you’re into the territory of Dustin and Bubba which, for a multitude of different reasons, seems unfathomable

Am I missing someone obvious?
What would be unfathomable about DJ?

He's not the most loquacious type, but apart from that?
 

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What would be unfathomable about DJ?

He's not the most loquacious type, but apart from that?
If he does fancy it then brilliant, can’t imagine in a million years he’d want to. It’s borderline genius how little he gives away in any interview, not sure that would work as a Ryder Cup captain
 

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I'd like to see Koepka as US captain. He's have comfy sofas in the team room and tell everyone to have a nap between matches.
 

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Brooksy’s good to go…

“I’ll be there. I’m good to go,” Koepka told Golfweek in a text message. “I’m feeling good. Been doing my rehab, doing everything I need to do to be ready for the Cup. I’ll be there ready to play.”

Koepka hit a tree root while playing a shot on East Lake’s 10th hole in the third round of the TOUR Championship. Unable to grip a club, he withdrew two holes later.

“When I hit the root I thought it was a stinger and my wrist was feeling weird,” he told Golfweek. “I lost feeling to my elbow for a bit. Feeling came back from my elbow to mid-forearm two minutes later, but from mid-forearm to hand was kinda numb.

“The MRI showed us some stuff and just making sure it’s calmed down and got everything worked out,” he said. “Grip pressure has gotten back to normal. Some ice, some rest, some soft tissue work and some rehab and we’re good to go.”
 

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Brooksy’s good to go…

“I’ll be there. I’m good to go,” Koepka told Golfweek in a text message. “I’m feeling good. Been doing my rehab, doing everything I need to do to be ready for the Cup. I’ll be there ready to play.”

Koepka hit a tree root while playing a shot on East Lake’s 10th hole in the third round of the TOUR Championship. Unable to grip a club, he withdrew two holes later.

“When I hit the root I thought it was a stinger and my wrist was feeling weird,” he told Golfweek. “I lost feeling to my elbow for a bit. Feeling came back from my elbow to mid-forearm two minutes later, but from mid-forearm to hand was kinda numb.

“The MRI showed us some stuff and just making sure it’s calmed down and got everything worked out,” he said. “Grip pressure has gotten back to normal. Some ice, some rest, some soft tissue work and some rehab and we’re good to go.”
Sorry.. I thought you were on about Bryson...:unsure::LOL:
 

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Well it’s the start of IMO the second best week in golf ( just behind Open Week)

It all starts with the “How the Ryder Cup was won” repeats on Sky that I have seen that many times I can’t count but still watch 😂😂
 
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