Ryder Cup: Is Sergio Garcia the best Ryder Cup player ever?

mulligan, 22 September 2006, Comments Off on Ryder Cup: Is Sergio Garcia the best Ryder Cup player ever?
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After soundly beating Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk in foursomes, Sergio Garcia commented with satisfaction: “It’s always nice beating Tiger.”

USA Network flashed the highest winning point percentage for the Ryder Cup, all time. Sergio Garcia is ranked No.1, all time, with a percentage somewhere over 70%. In the morning today, Garcia hit 6 birdies to help rout the U.S. team of David Toms and Brian Wetterich. In the afternoon match, Garcia stuffed two consecutive short irons on 16 and 17 to close the deal against Tiger and Furyk, who never had a lead the entire match.

For a guy who’s never won a major, Sergio’s Ryder Cup success is a bit baffling. Is Sergio Garcia really the best Ryder Cup player ever? His record is 14-3-2, pending the outcome of the afternoon match (Garcia just stuffed his approach to 5 feet on 17, to help pull a 1-hole lead over Woods/Furyk).

UPDATE: Sergio, along with Luke Donald, racked up another victory. Sergio’s record is now 15-3-2. That includes an undefeated 7-0 in foursomes. The young Spaniard just doesn’t lose at Ryder Cup. By contrast, Tiger is now 8-12-2 in Ryder Cup. All of the other matches were halved in the afternoon, so Sergio’s victory gave the Euros a 2 point lead.

Europeans 5 to US 3


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