Ryder Cup

The Reasons The U.S. Lost

We examine the events that led up to the U.S. loss at the Ryder Cup

October 2012
Steve Stricker

Captain's picks that backfired

Jim Furyk was tabbed for his experience, Steve Stricker for his compatibility with Tiger Woods. How'd that work out? Furyk capped a season filled with Sunday disasters by collapsing late against Sergio Garcia, while Stricker went 0-3 alongside Woods, then was nipped down the stretch by Martin Kaymer in what ended up as the decisive match. Throw in a 1-2 week by FedEx Cup champ Brandt Snedeker, and even with Dustin Johnson going 3-0, Davis Love's captain's picks went 5-8 at Medinah.
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