Look, we're not going to lie to you, friends: it's a rather fallow time in the world of golf, so we're bringing you stories that wouldn't quite make the cut in, say, April. In this case, we're talking the 2014 Ryder Cup, which is now on the schedule: September 26-28, 2014. Start storing up that vacation time now!
Thing is, September in the United States is one thing. September in Gleneagles, Scotland, which will host the event, is almost certainly going to be a dreary, drizzly affair. And, if you can cast your mind all the way back to last year, you'll recall that there was a bit of a problem with inclement weather. (Let the photo above jog your memory.)
The Europeans won that match, 14½ to 13½. Our recommendation? The U.S. team needs to start drenching itself with garden hoses before every hole from here until 2014. Get ready!