27 Sep '16, 7pm

In the Ryder Cup, the "underdog" card trumps all

CHASKA, Minn. -- Last week U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said this year’s squad is “maybe the best golf team ever assembled.” That seems ominous. Hyperbole or not (or supposedly out of context as Love tried to backpedal off this comment on Tuesday; it wasn’t) perhaps the Americans should instead embrace a different outlook this week at Hazeltine National Golf Club, one pointed out by one of Love’s captain’s picks leading into this year’s competition. “We’re always the underdogs, in my opinion,” J.B. Holmes said. “How can [Europe] be the underdogs?” Good question, since Europe has won six of the last seven and eight of the last 10 Ryder Cups. Yet, somehow, every two years there it is. Europe. Underdog. Even the betting windows say so. “We’re always the underdogs aren’t we?” European captain Darren Clarke said with the wry smile of someone who knows better. How exact...

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