27 Sep '14, 9pm

Professor @AlanShipnuck's grades are in, and one Captain gets a big, fat 'F':

Professor @AlanShipnuck's grades are in, and one Captain gets a big, fat 'F':

Capt. Tom deserves credit for coming up with two inspired teams involving three rookies: Jordan Spieth-Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker-Rickie Fowler. Unfortunately he mishandled both. The benching of Spieth-Reed for Friday’s afternoon session and playing Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley was extensively picked over that night -- never sit your hottest players, especially in favor of an arthritic 44 year-old who had already played 18 high-stress holes! -- but the ramifications continued to play out on Saturday. Because Phil was so gassed and needed a break, it broke up the U.S.’s best fourball team. And because the tired Mickelson-Bradley team struggled in alternate shot on Friday, Watson wouldn’t give them a second chance and exiled for all of Saturday his putative team leader (Phil) and potentially his emotional juggernaut (Keegan). It’s particularly curious that Bradley di...

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