Saturday, 29 September 2012

Keane-Out

A very long and tiring day in front of the telly yesterday. The USA took a predictable two point lead in the foursomes but it could easily have been four but for the brilliant debut of Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts who played with ice in his veins in the heat of a raucous Chicago crowd. If we can keep the gap within three points, I believe Europe can still retain the Cup on Sunday in the singles. There are a lot of players with something to prove after yesterday.

My phone buzzed during the evening with news that Steve Keane was finally out, resigning bizarrely on the eve of our game having held the pre-match press conference and remaining defiant that he would never resign. I guess that suggests today's match will swing decisively one way or the other. Keane's decision seems to have taken everyone by surprise. There has been no immediate decision about a replacement manager and there is plenty of speculation. That might be just what we need to take advantage this afternoon.

Back to the golf and I thought Bradley, Watson and Kuchar were brilliant. Both attacked pins and holed putt after putt. Tiger Woods' Ryder Cup nightmare contined - he was awful during the morning session and only briefly looked likely after lunch when he was fortunate to play again. His partner, Steve Stricker, did even less and they couldn't match the Belgian rookie. It's a good job Colsaerts was inspired because Lee Westwood didn't hole a putt all day. Back him to win his singles match.

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