Over the years there have been a lot of things written about Hazeltine National, site of the year's Ryder Cup, and not all of them have been complimentary (at the 1970 US Open Jack Nicklaus said, "it's like playing Blindman's bluff"). While Rees Jones, son of original designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr., has made numerous changes and improvements to the layout over the years, one thing stands out above all others about the relatively featureless farmland layout -- it's long. With this in mind, as well as the fact that the rough is fairly playable this week, it's no surprise that players like U.S. rookie Brooks Koepka are putting driving distance at a premium this week.
Tiger Woods watches the action at the Ryder Cup. Tiger Woods fist pumps like he’s done so many times in his career, punching the air with his right hand. Dustin Johnson had just made the 8-footer for birdie to win the eighth hole of his Friday morning match at the Ryder Cup.
Davis Love wants to be an analytical captain. From his Tuesday afternoon press conference, Love said, "A lot of the stats that I get, I just throw them out because we've kind of got a good, fresh attitude right now." As the Americans try to solve the Ryder Cup riddle, we’ll know how truly analytical Captain Love is when his pairings are released. Specifically whether Zach Johnson plays any foursomes – aka alternate shot – matches.