So I watched or recorded and watched the coverage. Here’s my take. I agree with Chamblee and many critics. What was Sam, Jordan, Collin, Rickie doing on this team? Brooks IMO earned his way with his performance in majors, JT to me was the Justin Rose… You needed the veteran. I don’t think any of Zach’s people evaluated what was truly required on that course layout. Keegan, Lucas, Tony and Cam all should have named, especially Keegan and Lucas they don’t hit it off line! Mistake #1
I feel, too many players left their putting stroke in Florida somewhere… 5 weeks off, no tournament practice… we all know it’s not a game you really just don’t get yourself Tournament Ready. Most player usually play 2-3 Tournaments before a Major then 1 week off. Right? Mistake #2
Now as far as the sessions went, the US team as bad as they played were not that far off and should have retained the cup as poorly as they played…
In Session 1 If they came out 3-1 loss instead of a whitewash,
In Session 2 if they took just 2 of 3 they had leads instead of half points full points.
In Session 3 leave it stand just that half point from Schaueffle and Cantlay instead of choking their lead away 2-1/2 to 1-1/2
In Session 4 stays the same
Session 5 Scottie should have made Birdie on 18 for a full point.
If and Ands… but just not choking away everything 14-14 retained Cup…
It really wasn’t as bad as it seemed. You don’t expect pros to physically choke like they did…
That’s my take How about you?