Wow! What a turnaround… from 6-4 down to 9 1/2 to 6 1/2 up with the twelve singles to come tomorrow. Monty must be completely over the moon with the performance of his team today and who would deny him that privilege?
Today Europe won the battle but the war is still to be won. However, with the twelve singles to be played tomorrow would you rather be three matches ahead or three behind? I know where Monty would prefer to be. But we have been complacent in the past and, wherever it was, we turned a 10-6 lead into a defeat, but, somehow, I don’t see, can’t see, Europe losing this decisive lead.
It would be impossible to pick out any individual winners today, as everyone played their part. However, whilst all of the other pairings won their matches, I know, from my own matchplay team experience, how important it is to turn an almost expected defeat into an all-important half point and that is exactly what the fabulous Molinari brothers achieved on the 18th hole this afternoon in the final match to be concluded this afternoon.
Jenny and I will be there tomorrow along with the rest of the Europeans, comprised mostly of the fine vocal support from the local Welsh partisans, to cheer our team home to victory and the triumphant return of Samuel Ryder’s trophy to where it truly belongs.
Don’t miss it! If you don’t happen to have SKY television, I strongly urge you to listen to the fabulous coverage available on BBC’s 5 Live. It is quite simply…priceless!