+ 0 Votes Lot of pressure in that game.. tcavadias Staff 3 years ago ..especially in that last match. <whew> -Tammy [_]3 + 0 Votes So silent The 'G-Man.' 3 years ago Cups hand to ear (- + 0 Votes LOLOL Oz_Media 3 years ago Yeah, I was thinking something along those lines yesterday too. Nice to get it back! The things is, it's never like one side gets slaughtered by the absolute superiority of the other, it's much like The Olympics, where all the athletes are very closely matched and just one slip or one lucky move takes the day. Was a good tournament though. + 0 Votes Golf and the Ryder Cup matches maxwell edison Updated - 3 years ago I've always loved golf. I actually grew up with golf, watching and learning the game on some of the best golf courses with some of the best players, not because I came from a wealthy background that afforded me such an opportunity, but rather because I worked for those who did. I was a caddy for quite a number of years. Seven or eight years, I imagine; and as a benefit, I also got to play the game on those very same courses. Over that time as a caddy, I shagged golf balls and carried the bags of many players, including one particular player (before he turned pro) everyone in these threads would recognize as one of the best the game has ever produced. He's also regarded as one of the class-acts of the game. A real gentleman playing a gentleman's game. Just as gracious in victory as he was in defeat. And he experienced both victory and defeat in quite a number of Ryder Cup matches himself. And those are also the kinds of people from whom he learned to play the game, including, but not limited to, his father, also a pretty good player, and another in the golf professional at his home course, both of whom I fondly remember in the same way: not only good players themselves, but gentlemen, gracious, and class-acts. That's the game of golf I learned. That's the game of golf I play. And that's the game of golf I recognize - the epitome of sportsmanship. The image of the game you painted in your brief message is foreign to me. As such, I'm not quite sure how to comment, other than to say this to the players on the course. Well done, well played, and congratulations. P.S. Golf doesn't build character, it reveals it. (Edit: fix typos) + 0 Votes I could have suggested . . . . . maxwell edison Updated - 3 years ago ..... that the UK alone could never stand a chance in he!! at beating the Americans on the links without relying on the support of players from many other European nations - about the only time the Brits support the EU - but I didn't. I could have suggested that the Ryder Cup, itself, was initially created as a competition between the USA and the UK, but the USA was so dominant in the challenge that it had to be changed to include the entire European continent to support the Brits in order to make it even close to competitive, but I didn't. I could have pointed out that their victory came with the slimmest of margins - nothing at all like the ****-out losses they've suffered in the past - but I didn't. I could have suggested that more Americans have won the British Open than Brits who've won the US Open, but I didn't. I could have challenged the G-Man to a match-play round against me for "TR bragging rights", but it just wouldn't be practical, so I didn't. Nonetheless, I have no problem with his basking in the glory of a rare victory. I'm content with letting him gloat when he has the chance. After all, those victories don't come around too often for the Brits. P.S. Posted all in fun. P.P.S. Lee Westwood is red hot; he's on fire. Some people, including yours truly, might even call him the best player in the world - bar none - at this particular point in time.