The idea of forming a committee to try to figure out how to win a biennial exhibition match seems kind of silly, so maybe that's why European Ryder Cup stalwarts had no problem mocking PGA of America's announcement of its Ryder Cup task force.
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler are among the 11-man committee comprising five current players, three former captains and three PGA of America officials. They're tasked with a top-to-bottom review of how the U.S. approaches the Ryder Cup with the hope of ending the Europeans' three-match winning streak at Hazeltine in 2016.
For Westwood and Poulter, who, between them, have been on the winning side in 12 of their combined 15 Ryder Cup appearances, the idea of the committee was ridiculously easy to mock on Twitter.
What a massive pat on the back & confidence booster it is for Europe that team USA needs to create a Ryder Cup task force!!!
Ian Poulter went more coy, with a joke in binary code, referring to the two times the U.S. has won the Ryder Cup in the last 10 tries.
I thought it was 0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0 @dougferguson405 Just saw the release on the big Ryder Cup Task Force. The secret password: Hindsight.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) October 14, 2014
Of course, plenty of partisan American fans wanted to make a point of fighting with the Brits. But, come on, to the victors go the spoils -- or, in this case, the tweets.