Tag Archives: Thomas Pieters

Apr
8
2017

Holy crap. I knew I should have quit while I was already behind. Somehow I managed to delete and/or lose the few thousand words I spent crafting as an ode to Fred Couples over the past two-three hours. It really was one of *those* days — I started calling it “Freaky Friday” before noon. Ugh. This hurts so much more than usual because it was about Freddie, my childhood hero and fellow Seattle native. I mean, the first-ever post I published on this site, which started as a Tumblr blog and “hobby” in 2009, was about Couples and how he inspired me to take up golf.

This one hurts. I’ll stop complaining, but if you’ve ever worked on something for hours and put a ton of heart and energy into a project that you felt strongly about and probably dedicated more time than needed — and in my case, too many words, as well — because you just felt like it, then you know that pit in your stomach when you idiotically press the wrong combo of buttons and the screen suddenly becomes blank.

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Oct
1
2016

It may have only been a half-point, but Sergio Garcia helped keep Europe in the fight.

It may have only been a half-point, but Sergio Garcia helped keep Europe in the fight.


Well, well, well – here we are again. Four years ago at Medinah, the United States team (captained by Davis Love III) led after Saturday’s matches with a margin of 9 ½ to 6 ½. All looked to be trending toward the U.S. as Saturday moved into Sunday. But unless you’ve lived under a rock, you know what happened on Sunday. A bloodbath of epic proportions ensued, as the Euros came roaring back, completing the greatest comeback in the history of the Ryder Cup.

Will history repeat itself four years later in the Midwest? Or will DL3’s latest band of brothers exorcise the demons from 2012 and snap the Europeans hold on the Ryder Cup? Only 12 singles matches stand in the way. But before they tee off, here’s our recap of Day 2:

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Oct
1
2016

Rory McIlroy was especially happy with earning a point alongside Ryder Cup rookie Thomas Pieter as the European pair beat Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in Saturday morning foursomes. McIlroy and Pieters never trailed and won the opening match with relative ease 4&2.

Previously, McIlroy was 0-3 against Mickelson in Ryder Cup matches.

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