On paper: Team USA vs. Team Europe
By mustang6560 on 9/27/12
In theory, the Ryder Cup pits the 12 best Americans against the 12 best Europeans. But, statistically, how do the teams compare to each other on paper? Well, MyGolfSpy put together an infographic to answer that very question. And as you might expect, it's a dead heat.
Two weeks ago, Nick Faldo predicted that the 2012 Ryder Cup would finish in a draw. The last time the biennial exhibition ended 14-14 was in 1989 at The Belfry.
"You've got 12 guys on both teams playing really well," the beaten 2008 Ryder Cup captain in Valhalla told Reuters in an interview. "On paper I think it's incredibly evenly matched.I really hope Nick is wrong because I hate ties in sport, especially in an event that happens so rarely. I would rather Team USA lose than see a tie.
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But even a tie results in a winner - the holder gets to maintain the Cup!
@bducharm- True. But, it's an anticlimactic way to "win".
Let's face it any of these 24 guys can beat any of the others, it just depends on the day.
Every other year isn't exactly 'rarely.' I think they should make it every 4, or even 6 years. With President's Cup they do this every year.
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