Archive for the ‘Team USA’ Category

Team USA Ryder Cup Standings – Latest July 14

Friday, July 14th, 2006

NB: Follow the link if you are looking for the latest 2008 Team USA Ryder Cup Points.

Here’s the latest standing for who’s going to make the Ryder Cup Team USA on merit. (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup 2006 Team USA Latest Positions (14 July 2006 updated!)
Position Player Name Points
1 Tiger Woods 3100.00
2 Phil Mickelson 2474.38
3 Jim Furyk 1616.00

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Old Dog for the Hard Road

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

The latest standings for Ryder Cup points puts a lot of new faces in the running for top ten positions on Team USA. If Team USA was picked on the basis of the current standings it might affect the TV viewer ratings but would it effect the performance of the team? After all this a meritocracy and these players are on form, which is the point that Lehman has been making. The weakness that Woosnam has identified is that this leaves Lehman with four or five players who have never played in Europe before. I suppose the question is whether this is a liability or just an indication of the massive depth of golfing talent in the US, where players have no need to travel to play very lucrative professional golf? (more…)

US Ryder Cup Standings – Latest 05 July

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

NB: The 2008 US Ryder Cup Standings are to be found at this link.

Here’s the latest standing for who’s going to make the Ryder Cup Team USA on merit. (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup 2006 Team USA Latest Positions (05 July 2006 updated!)
Position Player Name Points
1 Tiger Woods 2930.00
2 Phil Mickelson 2474.38
3 Jim Furyk 1526.00

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US Ryder Cup Points – Latest (June 30)

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Here’s the latest standing for who’s going to make the Ryder Cup Team USA on merit. (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup 2006 Team USA Latest Positions (30 June 2006 updated!)
Position Player Name Points
1 Tiger Woods 2930.00
2 Phil Mickelson 2474.38
3 Jim Furyk 1526.00

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Ryder Cup Points USA – Latest (June 20)

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Here’s the latest standing for who’s going to make the Ryder Cup Team USA on merit. (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup 2006 Team USA Latest Positions (20 June 2006 updated!)
Place Player Points
1 Tiger Woods 2930.00
2 Phil Mickelson 2154.38
3 Jim Furyk 1206.00
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Ryder Cup Points – Team USA Latest (June 15)

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Here’s the latest standing for who’s going to make the Ryder Cup Team USA on merit. (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup 2006 Team USA Latest Positions (15 June 2006 updated!)
Place Player Points
1 Tiger Woods 2930.00
2 Phil Mickelson 2154.38
3 Jim Furyk 1206.00
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Team USA Ryder Cup Points Latest (08 June)

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Here’s the latest standing for who’s going to make the Ryder Cup Team USA on merit. (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup 2006 Team USA Latest Positions (08 June 2006 updated!) (more…)

Is Lehman up to leading Team USA to Ryder Cup Victory?

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Tom Lehman’s captaincy has been dogged by controversy and sniping at his record from the outset from both sides of the Atlantic.

Tom Lehman

Firstly, but only briefly, let’s touch on his reputation in Europe. This is based one could say almost exclusively upon his conduct in the infamous “walking across the green” incident in the 1999 Brookline Ryder Cup. I may be showing a little bias here but there is no doubt the incident was not golf’s finest hour, a point often accepted by Lehman. To continue to punish and harangue Lehman over it seven years later however seems to be little unfair. In my limited exposure to Tom (having driven him around the JP McManus golf classic) he came across as a professional, courteous family man.

Tom Lehman has 18 tournament wins including 5 major PGA titles under his belt. Since turning professional in 1982 Lehman has appeared in three Ryder Cup tournaments 1995, 1997 and 1999. All in all it is a record on the professional tour which is not to be sniffed at. However it is record which hasn’t sufficiently impressed his detractors who deem it insufficiently experienced enough to captain the US Ryder Cup team.

Accepting the fact that Lehman’s record on the tour, although impressive, doesn’t put him up there with the all time greats the question still remains whether this actually matters? (more…)

Ryder Cup – Jim Furyk Rises to No 3 on USA Ryder Cup Points

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Jim Furyk

After Sundays Win in the Wachovia Championship at Charlotte Jim Furyk adds another 375 points to his tally in Ryder Cup Points putting him in 3rd postion in the current ranking.

The Wachovia title was Furyks first title win of 2006 and his 11th PGA tour title. Having finished regulation play tied with South African, Trevor Immelman at 12 under, Furyk went on to win at the first extra hole.

Who's on Ryder Cup Team USA?

Friday, May 5th, 2006

NOTE: We are now posting the latest points standings as a seperate post, please see the Ryder Cup News category for the latest. Full historical data is still being maintained in the comments below. Here’s the latest standing for who’s going to make the Ryder Cup Team USA on merit. (See this article for how this works).

Tom Lehman is going to have some difficult decisions to make when it comes closer to selecting the two additional captain’s picks. Note, you can see the standings for the previous weeks in the comments section.