Ryder Cup Format
October 2, 2010 by staff
Ryder Cup Format, (AFP) – The American rookie Rickie Fowler showed signs of maturity for his age on Saturday as a holed putt on the 18th hole to halve his first Ryder Cup match in an experience he described as impressive.
The 21-year-old – who was one of four captain Corey Pavin selections “wild card” – was skilfully guided around the course by fellow veteran Jim Furyk European foursomes against duo Lee Westwood and PGA champion Martin Kaymer.
However, Fowler, in his brilliant record of seven wins in eight matches in the amateur version of the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup got the approval of Pavin showed real nerve not to throw himself completely when he and Furyk are forced to concede the fourth hole, when the mop-haired young man dropped the ball wrong.
“I basically dropped the ball wrong,” said Fowler, who missed the opening fourballs.
“It was the same type of ball they had in my pocket and was laying in the mud.”
Fowler – who is the first rookie U.S. Tour to play in the Ryder Cup – said he had been brilliant had been able to stay in the fight with the vast experience and Kaymer Westwood, who led for almost the entire match.
“It was awesome to have a look at a putt to halve the match on the last hole,” said Fowler, who has had to comply with the more sober attire used here for the most striking costumes are usually placed in the tour.
“It was awesome to play with a guy like Jim.
“It’s very good. It is obvious that we were down all day and have a chance to halve the match at the end was pretty impressive.”
Furyk, who had just won 11 million dollars last week in the U.S., admitted it was a great result for the owners.
“It was good (get the midpoint),” said the 40-year-old who is still to beat Westwood in Ryder Cup.
“We were all game. The best that ever was, maybe even after the first hole, which fell almost all day and come back and get half was great for our team.”
Pavin, however, not paired together for the third session of foursomes and fourballs two four, Fowler was in the fourballs with another veteran Phil Mickelson, who lost their first two matches and Kaymer played again, but this German time was associated with Ian Poulter.
Furyk played in the same format with Dustin Johnson and were drawn against Padraig Harrington and Ross Fisher; European partner comes from an impressive victory in the foursomes on Mickelson and Johnson.
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