29 Sep '14, 3am

Tour Confidential: Why Does U.S. Keep Losing Ryder Cup? Plus Phil Mickelson Vs. Tom

Tour Confidential: Why Does U.S. Keep Losing Ryder Cup? Plus Phil Mickelson Vs. Tom

Getty Images U.S. team captain Tom Watson and his veteran star Phil Mickelson didn't see eye-to-eye at Gleneagles. 1. The Europeans have now won eight of last 10 Ryder Cups and haven’t lost a home game in 21 years. What’s the secret of their success? Michael Bamberger, senior writer, Sports Illustrated : Better players, some years. Better team. Better management. Way better attitude. The U.S. plays like it's life-or-death. For the Euros, it's just life. Gary Van Sickle, senior writer, Sports Illustrated (@GaryVanSickle ) : It's simple. They're better golfers. More important, they have better short games. They like each other. Mostly, they're just better. All four U.S. wins since 1983 have been extremely fortunate at best, if not downright lucky sometimes. They're good. Eamon Lynch, executive editor, Golf.com(@EamonLynch ) : It seems this question gets asked every two years...

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