Nothing to see here, right? I mean, everyone and their brother had the United States pegged for greatness on Sunday afternoon. With a near insurmountable 10-6 lead, all the U.S. had to do was pick up 4 1/2 out of a possible 12 points and make sure the champagne was on ice.
It sounded so easy, but for some reason Macdonald believed golf fans would witness history on Sunday in the form of an historic comeback. It sounded absurd. The guy was out of his mind. But to show you how serious he was about Europe winning, he went down the list of singles matches and predicted who would win each match.
Norm was serious about his pick. And would you know it, he predicted the correct outcome of nearly every match. Not only that, he predicted the score would be 14-14, which would've allowed Europe to retain the Ryder Cup.
The final score ended up being 14 1/2 Europe-13 1/2 U.S. I don't know about you, but I'm wishing I would've put something on Europe to pull off the improbable comeback. Macdonald, who started tweeting play-by-play analysis from tournaments earlier this year was laughed and ridiculed for doing golf play-by-play at the beginning of the year.
However, over the last couple of months, his Twitter followers have started to make a push to get Macdonald on television as a golf analyst. I don't know about you, but I'd pay to hear him talk about golf over some of the other talking heads out there.
And hey, if he can't cut it as an analyst, he could certainly make a living in Las Vegas as a sports tout. Europe's odds in Vegas to win the Ryder Cup were +800 at the beginning of the day, so following his prediction would've earned you a huge return on your investment.
He also predicted the final score for the"Monday Night Football" game between the Eagles and Giants would be 17-10 in favor of the Eagles. The final score? Eagles 19, Giants 17. Yep, Norm is good ... really, really good.
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