Splash Down Instead of Smack Down

Tiger Woods hit it in the water on the first hole. Jim Furyk hit it in the water on the last hole.

In between they played just good enough to break even in their two opening day matches, winning a point and losing a point.

Funny game, golf. You team up the two highest-ranked players in the world. You match up power and consistency. You put together complementary personalities. You think they should be unbeatable and set the tone for the American team.

Ah, but this is the Ryder Cup. An alternate reality where Sergio wins points the way Tiger wins majors.

Go figure.

The Armchair Golfer

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