01 Oct '12, 7pm

[email protected]: To say U.S. 'choked' at Ryder Cup isn't fair to them or to Europe

.@peterjkostis: To say U.S. 'choked' at Ryder Cup isn't fair to them or to Europe

The Ryder Cup hadn’t even ended when the vultures started circling the U.S. Ryder Cup team and captain Davis Love . The captain sent out the wrong players, he made the wrong picks, and, most of all, the American team choked. “Choke” is a loaded and misunderstood word in golf, and it’s out of order in discussions of the 2012 Ryder Cup. Team USA didn’t choke away the Ryder Cup, and to say they did isn’t fair to how well the Americans played. It also takes away from the incredible comeback the European team pulled off Sunday. I covered every Ryder Cup between 1989 and 2004. Ultimately, when you put it all in the blender, the team that putts the best wins. On Friday and Saturday, the Americans putted better. On Sunday, the Europeans did. The question is, why did they putt better? Everything in golf revolves around your energy level, and that level is hard to maintain. That’s w...

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