You thought Hunter Mahan’s chip to lose the Ryder Cup in 2010 was bad? Well, that looked like a Seve Ballesteros short game clinic compared to Mahan’s final putt today.
Mahan blasted the putt ten feet past the cup, handing the hole to the Europeans and resulting in an immediate American loss in the match.
I’ve seen elephants wearing winter mittens with better touch than Mahan.
Mahan made history today. (It’s de riguer in the golf media that “history” be made every day at every event.) Yes, Mahan is now the best-known choker in United States history, supplanting Mama Cass Elliot for the honor.
Tom Watson, who chose Mahan as a captain’s pick, has gone from Tom Terrific to Tom the Terrible. On the plus side, Chris Kirk will be able to tailgate at the Tennessee-Georgia game tomorrow. Billy Horschel’s alma mater is off, so one supposes he’ll spend the weekend at his local muni playing for beers.
Patrick Reed, America’s most fiery player, and Jordan Spieth, America’s rising young star — who won their match this morning 5 and 4 — were given the afternoon off by Watson.