A week after the Ryder Cup ended, the winning European side is back playing golf at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and maybe still slightly feeling the effects of their celebration.
A week after the Ryder Cup ended, the Americans are still where they were last Sunday – still going on about what went wrong.
First, Bob Harig of ESPN had this story about what went on the Saturday before the Ryder Cup singles matches, then Tom Watson, the centre of all the controversy, released this open letter this past Saturday.
More of the same and the U.S. sinks deeper into the quagmire, either pointing fingers or accepting blame while the world watches, just as it did leading up to that controversial Saturday night a week ago when the Americans were already down 10-6 before the fireworks even began that evening.
The U.S. was already sinking going into that infamous team get-together, but a week later continues to look for one scapegoat. Watson’s letter has now given them one and players can walk away with a warm fuzzy, but it still doesn’t change the fact that they couldn’t get the job done, either before or after the meeting.
Blame it on the system. Blame it on the lack of Paul Azinger’s pods. Blame it on Watson. Blame it on the haggis at Gleneagles, if you will, but if you’re satisfied with looking at the next guy to lay the blame, then it seems likely more of the same will be taking place two years from now.