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September 24, 2006
Well, it’s all over, and ‘thrashed’ and ‘destroyed’ spring to mind. Not all my predictions were spot on, but to my amazement we beat them by even a bigger margin than my original guess.
C Montgomerie vs D Toms – Correct.
S Garcia vs S Cink – Wrong, USA won.
P Casey vs J Furyk – Wrong, Europe won.
R Karlsson vs T Woods – Wrong, USA won.
L Donald vs C Campbell – Wrong, Europe won.
P McGinley vs JJ Henry – Wrong, match halved.
D Clarke vs Z Johnson – Wrong, Europe won.
H Stenson vs V Taylor – Wrong, Europe won.
D Howell vs B Wetterich – Correct.
JM Olazabel vs P Mickelson – Wrong, Europe won.
L Westwood vs C DiMarco – Wrong, Europe won.
P Harrington vs S Verplank – Wrong, USA won.
2 correct, 10 wrong. Impressive I must admit. The players I expected to perform for the USA (Furyk, Mickelson, DiMarco, Johnson) all lost their matches. The players I predicted to perform for Europe (Garcia, McGinley, Harrington) didn’t. The matches I predicted halves in weren’t halved. In fact, the only two got correct were Monty and Howell, and to be honest, I’m glad, as it meant we won by a margin 4 greater than even my optimistic prediction suggested.
Roll on Louisville, Kentucky.
Well well, if there’s ever a time I wanted to be wrong, it’s now.
Europe do appear to be demolishing the USA at present, meaning most of my predicted USA victories aren’t quite turning out right.
Monty is looking good, but I was pretty wrong about Garcia beating Cink and Furyk beating Casey, still 7-8 holes to go though.
Karlsson/Woods and Donald/Campbell are close as I predicted, but in addition to my predicted Europe victories Clarke is beating Johnson, and Westwood has taken a strong 3 UP lead after only 4 holes. Olazabel has a slim lead over Mickelson too, this is looking very comfortable for Europe so far, we’ll see what happens in a few hours time.
Well, Europe are in a pretty strong position coming into the final day, but worryingly, the same position we were in 99, when we lost.
We’ll see tonight how many of my singles predictions are close and how many I guess right. Here goes:
C Montgomerie vs D Toms
S Garcia vs S Cink
P Casey vs J Furyk
R Karlsson vs T Woods
L Donald vs C Campbell
P McGinley vs JJ Henry
D Clarke vs Z Johnson
H Stenson vs V Taylor
D Howell vs B Wetterich
JM Olazabel vs P Mickelson
L Westwood vs C DiMarco
P Harrington vs S Verplank
(where both players are in bold, match halved)
5 European Wins for: Montgomerie, Garcia, McGinley, Howell and Harrington.
4 American Wins for: Furyk, Johnson, Mickelson and DiMarco.
3 matches halved: Karlsson/Woods, Donald/Campbell and Stenson/Taylor.
Which by my calculations should make the final score:
Europe 16.5, USA 11.5. – Lets hope so.