RyderCupEurope Win with the "Feeling" Rule as the best stat...
I was impressed by the openning ceremony speech of USA Captain Jim Furyk, during which he sounded presidential, determined and confident. While I was watching I remembered my 2011 Shanghai HSBC research on putting, when I approached him to ask his opinion about short, medium and long putting, and found his reply to be just as confident. Now, 7 years later, it was suggested to a European vice-captain to use the "4shots" Rule as part of the 2011 Shanghai HSBC research for the wild cards selection.
However, It was interesting to note that captain Thomas Bjorn's "Feeling" Rule was a better choice, and credit can be given to him for one of the best stats of the RyderCup history, as Journalist Will Medlock points out:
"Europe's stunning 17.5-10.5 victory against Jim Furyk's United States side owed a great deal to Bjørn's picks -Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey. Between them the four players earned 9.5 points, the biggest points tally by a group of wildcards in Ryder Cup history."
I hope one day to see one of my Swiss countrymen playing. Who knows, maybe it will be Phillipe Weppernig who just turned pro last month.
Until next time, Stephane CaddiePlayer
Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia were as well part of the "4shots" Rule findings
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