Rodney Farva wrote:kuchar's one goofy looking dude.
agree that the pairings look silly, how you have overton going out while furyk sits is beyond me.
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Looking at the birdie average on tour, it looks like Pavin left off the guys who don't make as many birdies in favor of guys who do, a solid strategy for best ball. Furyk apparently has a horrible record in best ball, and will be out there for the alternate shot. Also, by pairing the two rookies together, if they're not ready, you've only blown one point for the team, whereas if you had split them up, they could blow 2 points for the team. I'm not sure if trying to get all 12 guys a match before singles is a worthwhile strategy, but if it is, I think Pavin played it correctly. I think Watson and Overton got a favorable draw (2 grinders in Donald and Harrington, and Harrington has been playing poorly), but they are 2 up through 2.
I was pretty pissed when I woke up really early to catch some coverage, only to find out they are in a rain delay. They've been delayed a long time, and I don't see how they will finish by Sunday. Here's a "WTF" quote from an ESPN article:
Finishing the matches on Sunday as scheduled is unlikely because of the delay. If play continues into Monday, it has to be completed by 6:43 p.m. local time (which is sunset). Whoever leads in completed matches at that time would win the Ryder Cup; any matches remaining on the course would be considered halved
http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/rydercup ... id=5635859