Originally Posted by George Foster
Will I guess that the US stratagy is to win this thing early. Sunday's Singles Pairings
12:03 PM: Kim (USA) vs. Garcia (EUR)
12:14 PM: Mahan (USA) vs. Casey (EUR)
12:25 PM: Leonard (USA) vs. Karlsson (EUR)
12:36 PM: Mickelson (USA) vs. Rose (EUR)
12:47 PM: Perry (USA) vs. Stenson (EUR)
12:58 PM: Weekley (USA) vs. Wilson (EUR)
1:09 PM: Holmes (USA) vs. Hansen (EUR)
1:20 PM: Furyk (USA) vs. Jimenez (EUR)
1:31 PM: Cink (USA) vs. McDowell (EUR)
1:42 PM: Stricker (USA) vs. Poulter (EUR)
1:53 PM: Curtis (USA) vs. Westwood (EUR)
2:04 PM: Campbell vs. Harrington (EUR)
If Azinger thinks Stricker, Curtis, and Campbell have a chance, he is dreaming. He is praying it's over by then. Can you imagine Campbell and Harrington on 18 tied 13 1/2 to 13 1/2? Ugly!
Kim has not played that great either and I like the fact he is being sacrificed against Garcia, first out of the gate.
The question is will Phil "show-up?" Sunday is not a great day of golf for him historically.
Curtis vs Westwood is the "who gives a crap, let's go grab a beer" match. Westwood's playing like crap, and Curtis is playing like crap, so this match could ultimately be the worst one of the day.
I bolded my winners. I see this going 6 to 6, which means even though I predicted the Euros to win, they need to win 7 matches to retain, and based on these pairings and how the Americans have been playing, I don't see the Euros winning more than 6.
Honestly, and I never thought I'd say this, but Holmes and Weekley are the keys to the singles. If they play how they played yesterday, then the Americans keep the Cup stateside. If they don't, then Azinger's last 3 sacrificial lambs will have to play out of their butts, and 1 of those 3 will have to be a clinching W.
That being said, I think Cink clinches his match, and the Cup for the Americans, on the 16th green.