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Poulter Reviews The Tape: ''If he goes left corner, left corner, they win the Ryder Cup."

Doug Ferguson talks to Ian Poulter about finally watching the 2012 Ryder Cup that the Englishman played so well in this year.

He concludes that the 17th and 18th hole Sunday pin placements made the difference.

His only criticism of U.S. Captain Davis Love III was the very thing Love already has said he regrets -- the hole locations for Sunday singles. The pin was far right on the 17th and front right on the 18th.

''If he goes left corner, left corner, they win the Ryder Cup,'' Poulter said, noting that most of the Americans favor a right-to-left shot.

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Reader Comments (3)

Sure, and if I weren't 6'5" I could drive all of Poulter's Ferraris.

Which posit is more believable? One needs a little more in-depth analysis than that, but for a useful one liner:

"american players were over-confident, period."
12.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBig Guy
it was the pin placements! Who knew?
12.5.2012 | Unregistered Commentersmails
I thought the same thing on Sunday when the USA team could not hit the 17th green with the far right pin placement. What if it had been on the left side of the green?

Love made a number of poor decisions on Sunday that opened the tour for the Europeans, and then they took advantage of the opportunity. I would still say the Europeans won the Ryder Cup rather than the USA lost it.

It was fun to watch a come back for the ages, I just wish it was the USA making the comeback.
12.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott

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