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I know there aren't a ton of golf fans, but this is one of my favorite events and seeing Tiger go off last week and let the world know he is fully back means the energy is going to be huge. I know he has a less than stellar record in this event, but he used to not care about it and he thought it was a waste of time, his attitude change is going to mean he does some damage this year. I can't wait to see this thing play out, I think the Americans walk into France and take home the Ryder Cup from European soil for the first time in a long time.
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Appreciated Tiger's win and energy last week. Not looking forward to the Tiger commentary this week. Tiger was a dominant player during the worst run of Ryder Cups in US history. This week should be more focused on Patrick Reed and his energy and dominant play. He is the Lanny Wadkins of this generation for the US.

Tiger should not play in any alternate shot matches, only best ball and singles. Or, for maximum energy, pair him with Patrick Reed.
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Based on practice rounds possible US Pairings look like this:

Tiger & Reed
Dechambeau & Phil
Finau & Fowler
DJ & Koepka
Webb & Bubba
JT & Spieth

I like those pairings a lot.
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Here's a good article about Tiger:

http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...-changed-years

Interesting article about an uninteresting Koepka:
http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...llen-spotlight
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Here's a good article about Tiger:

http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...-changed-years

Interesting article about an uninteresting Koepka:
http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...llen-spotlight
Koepka kind of has an old Tiger demeanor. He has built a high wall around his personality and inner thoughts.
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Seems like a case of "Give me attention...whoa, too much attention, go away!"
He doesn't realize that he'll have no control over what part of him they will put the spotlight on, once it is on. Also doesn't realize that golf, even great golf, is pretty boring relative to, say, hookers in Vegas, telling dirty jokes to Playboy, getting hooked on painkillers and crashing your car a few houses from your own home, etc.
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Here's a good article about Tiger:

http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...-changed-years

Interesting article about an uninteresting Koepka:
http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...llen-spotlight
That was a good article on Koepka, thanks for sharing.
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He certainly is an awesome player.

I think he's the greatest, but my dad says he doesn't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, he doesn't even run down course. And that he doesn't really try, except during the majors.
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I would be surprised if Spieth and Reed don't play together in the first match. DJ and Koepka play well together. We suck at foursomes and need to find a pairing that works there.
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He certainly is an awesome player.

I think he's the greatest, but my dad says he doesn't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, he doesn't even run down course. And that he doesn't really try, except during the majors.
The hell he doesn't. Listen, Doc, I've been hearing that crap ever since he was at Stanford. He's out there busting his buns every round! Tell your old man to drag Fowler and Spieth up and down the course for 72 holes!
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