Monty Endorses Ollie!**

From the BBC, courtesy of reader DGS:

Colin Montgomerie has tipped Jose Maria Olazabal to succeed him as European team captain after standing down in the wake of his side's Ryder Cup victory.

"I hope Jose Maria will be well enough to be the next captain," said the Scot.

Olazabal, who had wanted the job for the 2010 event, confirmed his acute rheumatism would be the only thing to prevent him accepting the captaincy.

The United States will attempt to avenge their 14½-13½ defeat at Celtic Manor in Medinah, Chicago in 2012.

"It was between him and me for the captaincy this time and in two years' time he'll be 46, just a year younger than I am now," said Montgomerie.

Monday Singles Pairings Set**

A lot of great matches but no made-for-marketing matchups.  Interesting that Tiger, Fowler and Mickelson are in the spots post-Brookline where you try to hide your rookies or slugs from the week. Not that I suspect anyone would disagree with the Captain's placing of them there. He needs wins early!

4:05 a.m. – Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Lee Westwood (Europe)
4:17 a.m. – Stewart Cink (U.S.) vs. Rory McIlroy (Europe)
4:29 a.m. – Jim Furyk (U.S.) vs. Luke Donald (Europe)
4:41 a.m. – Dustin Johnson (U.S.) vs. Martin Kaymer (Europe)
4:53 a.m. – Matt Kuchar (U.S.) vs. Ian Poulter (Europe)
5:05 a.m. – Jeff Overton (U.S.) vs. Ross Fisher (Europe)
5:17 a.m. – Bubba Watson (U.S.) vs. Miguel Angel Jimenez (Europe)
5:29 a.m. – Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Francesco Molinari (Europe)
5:41 a.m. – Rickie Fowler (U.S.) vs. Edoardo Molinari (Europe)
5:53 a.m. – Phil Mickelson (U.S.) vs. Peter Hanson (Europe)
6:05 a.m. – Zach Johnson (U.S.) vs. Padraig Harrington (Europe)
6:17 a.m. – Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Graeme McDowell (Europe)

2010 Ryder Cup Day Two AFTERNOON Open Thread

The matches, with the U.S. leading 6-4:

FOURSOMES:

10:45 a.m. – Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, U.S., vs. Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, Europe.

10:57 a.m. – Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan, U.S., vs. Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy, Europe.


FOURBALLS:

11:09 a.m. – Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson, U.S., vs. Padraig Harrington and Ross Fisher, Europe.

11:24 a.m. – Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton, U.S., vs. Peter Hanson and Miguel Angel Jimenez, Europe.

11:39 a.m. – Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar, U.S., vs. Edoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari, Europe.

11:54 a.m. – Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, U.S., vs. Ian Poulter and Martin Kaymer, Europe.

2010 Ryder Cup Day Two Open Thread

I'll be resting comfortably when play (hopefully) resumes on Saturday, also known as Purple Cardigan Saturday for the U.S. team!

It's going to be a long day so pace yourselves, but night owls and early risers, I do expect to rise at 5 a.m. Pacific time to the sounds of Dan, Johnny and many updates on the completion of session one!