I can’t tell you how bored I already am of every aspect of this match. Whatever mild interest I had has left the building. It’s done and dusted. With Tiger and Phil as locks the only intrigue is now around the final pick though Finau’s strong second at Ridgewood may have taken away all of that suspense too.
An interesting fact is that even Tour pros we work with are often relatively inconsistent with their contact when putting which is why so many are using high-MOI mallets. And if they struggle with consistency can you imagine what you’re going through?
I just don’t see Phil as a lock. Now is an excellent time for him to become an assistant captain and a captain-in-training. I don’t see Furyk having any trouble telling Phil that. He’s had a great run. He’ll be an interesting and original captain. It’s the cruelest and greatest aspect of golf that Phil still needs to play his way on to the team at this late date.