Rambo alone against the shooters?
Spaniard John Ram is the only European to be found in the top ten in the world rankings. But at the top – the Spaniard from Barrika in the Basque Country holds the US Open title and just lost the FedExCup win by a narrow margin. In the success of 2018 in Paris, Europe had four top ten players at the start. Not only do the Americans currently dominate the world rankings (8 players in the top ten), but they hit the ball at the furthest point: No. 1 in this category is Bryson Dechambeau, whose jerseys land an average of 296 meters.
Three years ago, Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood made headlines as the “Moliwood” European dream couple. Italy’s Molinari has won five of his five matches (four in a duo with Fleetwood and the last one against American superstar Phil Mickelson). This year, Fleetwood has to dispense with his better half: Molinari has fallen to 170th in the world rankings.
golf lesson sink
The Whistling Straits Trail on the shores of Lake Michigan (U.S. state of Wisconsin) was designed by a landscape gardener to meet Americans’ needs: wide, rough fairways that are short so that American shooters don’t have to accurately hit their tees. Americans could do differently, however, current Open Open winner Collin Morikawa (24) is the best player in the world when it comes to dealing with short clubs.
Euro captain Badrag Harrington managed to fill 3 of the 12 positions to his taste (US captain Steve Straker has six options), but Austrian Bernd Weisberger (35) qualified himself with a solid performance for the dream event of every golf pro. Harrington used his picks for Sergio Garcia (the eternal Ryder Cup record holder with 25.5 points), Ian Poulter (45, England, Passion and Bite) and a jubilant Shane Laurie (34, Ireland, 2019 Championship).
Bryson and proxy
The feud between Americans Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka began with small hits on social networks, but soon developed unhealthy momentum in real life. Recently, PGA Tour manager Jay Monahan threatened fans with expulsion if they did not adhere to the rules of fitness at the tournaments. Before the cup, Bryson & Brooksie suddenly appeared so pure they even allowed themselves to be photographed hitting balls together on the training ramp.
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