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Plenty to Blame in America's Epic Choke

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We need a reason, a theory why the U.S. can have the best golfers in the world but can’t win the Ryder Cup. The Americans lost again Sunday, after holding a huge lead.

 

 

COUGH, COUGH

For every success, there's a failure. Sorry, biggest chokers in sports.

Did U.S. captain Davis Love III screw up the lineup? Do Americans just not care about the Ryder Cup as much as the Europeans do? Is there something about our culture that keeps us from understanding how to play golf as a team, rather than a bunch of uptight individuals?

 

Did Tiger Woods let down the team?

 

Well, yes. A little of all those things. But they seem like awfully big reasons when you see Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker miss 6-foot putts, and...

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