Tag: Le Golf National
Tiger Woods cited a lack of physical preparation after a demanding comeback from injury.
Phil Mickelson was not impressed by the rough at Le Golf National.
Tiger Woods blamed himself for the US' Ryder Cup failure.
Europe won three of their four fourballs matches to extend their lead to 8-4.
Woods has been on only one triumphant team in seven prior Ryder Cup appearances, that in 1999 when the Americans made the best last-day fightback to win in their history.
Three-time major champion Brooks Koepka could prove to be the most important player on the US Ryder Cup team.
The Englishman, who is playing the event for the first time in 10 years, says the hosts' familiarity with the Albatros layout and the nature of the course could prove decisive.
Like most of the other Ryder Cup players, Jordan Spieth expects whoever makes the most pars to win the Ryder Cup.
The 29-year-old McIlroy makes his fifth Ryder Cup start after losing an intense singles match to 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed at Hazeltine that featured loud screams, teasing with American spectators.
The 38-year-old Rose is set to appear at his fifth Ryder Cup, but will be playing in front of home supporters for just the second time, after Gleneagles in 2014.
The biennial event at Le Golf National near Paris will match holders United States, who haven't won on European soil since 1993, against a Europe squad that won6 of 7 before falling in 2016.
Patrick Reed's passion and intensity should be of benefit to the US' upcoming Ryder Cup campaign.