Friday, September 19, 2008

The Cup Experience

The Ryder Cup has begun! We have gotten destroyed the last 3 times by Europe. For all the ladies that are reading this and don't know what this is (if you are a guy and you don't know - shoot yourself), the Ryder Cup is the United States vs. Europe in a weekend of team golf competition in various formats. The last time we won (I could be wrong....) was when Payne Stewart and co. took down the Europeans in a fury of USA, USA chants. Sadly, that was the last we saw of Payne Stewart. He had a great year in 2000, he won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst and then the triumph in the Ryder Cup. Payne died in a plane crash that fall...

After the 1st day today, the U.S. is in the lead! With no Tiger and our recent run of failures in the Cup, we did not stand a chance!!! Ryder 1st timer Boo Weekley has fired up the crowd with his good ol' boy persona and laissez-faire attitude. If you have never seen Boo (most of the few who read this blog - both of you....), he is a trip. Straight out of the backwoods and swamps of Milton, FL, there is no one like Boo Weekley. He shot up the leader board last year at the PGA Championship and nearly broke the single round record for a major (63).

Here was his press conference afterwards - PRICELESS!