With the U.K. no longer part of Europe, the Americans suddenly have a legitimate chance to win the Ryder Cup.
The European team will lose Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Sullivan, Chris Wood, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Ross Fisher, and Justin Rose.
If the European team plays any of these players, the U.S. Captain must demand the matches be forfeited to the U.S.
American interest in the event should rise with this development, which makes it possible for the U.S. to actually win.
Going forward, I would like to offer a suggestion. Starting in 2018, the competition should be the U.S. and U.K. vs the Rest of the World. The Presidents Cup should be canceled entirely.
As the next U.S. president will have ties to U.K. golf, I suggest the very marketable name of Trump vs. The World.
Spieth vs Stenson. Willett vs Matsuyama. Rory McIlroy vs Shane Lowry.