Mahan Redemption? No, Mahan Redux.

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.

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8 Responses to Mahan Redemption? No, Mahan Redux.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Europe has putted out of it’s azz….They’ve probably made 5 plus 20 foot putts, not to mention Mcllroy’s 35 uphiller…..USA hasn’t won with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Jim Furyk….Probably Furyk and Mickelson’s last Ryder Cup, which probably helps out America.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Obviously Watson’s first major mistake was replaying Phil in the 2nd round, esp considering he was spraying the ball all over the place, and doesn’t like to play a lot of rounds in a row……Experience, in this Ryder Cup case, has meant ALOT of losing, so experience is overrated in this thing, when all you know how to do is choke…

    • lannyh says:

      Reed and Keegan, or Reed and anybody, would have been more logical.

      • Anonymous says:

        Phil has no business playing both times tomorrow, he should probably play in the afternoon, if at all…..Phil has to be honest with Watson, but Watson needs to tell Phil to have a seat and get some popcorn…..Phil can’t drive it, his 2nd shots have mostly sucked, and his putting hasn’t done anything….So there is NO reason he plays tomorrow, if I’m captain….Again SIT Phil all day tomorrow…

  3. Anonymous says:

    If Ian poulter can sit, who has been one of the best all time Ryder Cup players, then certainly Phil, who has been more REPUTATION then reality, can certainly sit…

  4. Anonymous says:

    One interesting stat: Ian Poulter, Rory Mcllory, and Garcia have a TOTAL of ‘half a point’….YET they are losing 5-3…..Had you told me, in two rounds that’s all they’d get, you’d think America would be winning handily…

  5. Bermuda Bob says:

    My concern is that Tom Watson will besmirch his own career by making the wrong picks, the wrong choices, and not ever creating what the Euros have had for some time !!!

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