WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Back in 2008, Paul Azinger led the weakest U.S. Ryder Cup team in recent history into battle. His back against the wall, and with the U.S. team without a victory since 1999, he drew inspiration from he Navy SEALS. That idea led to what Azinger later called the “Pod System,” and the concept is pretty simple: Professional golfers aren’t used to having partners, or being on a team, but as Azinger saw it, the European Team boasted an inherent advantage in making that transition because the team featured players from a variety of different countries. That may not sound like an advantage, but in a roundabout way, it kind of is. To make things simple, let’s say pretend a European
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It doesn't get much better than what took place at iconic Riviera Country Club in the 117th U.S. Amateur on Sunday afternoon. Doug Ghin and Doc Redman battled for 37 holes for the Havemeyer Trophy in a match those who watched will be talking about for a long time. In the first 18 holes of the 36-hole match of the U.S. Amateur final, Ghin shot a 67 but Redman clipped him by one with a 66 and held a 1 up lead going into the final 18. The two were a combined 8 under on the back nine, which was a harbinger for what was to come in the afternoon session. Ghin did not lead from the 13th hole on until he made a birdie on the 29th to go 1 up. It looked for a bit like he would run away with it as he went