SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
by Alex Miceli

Outclassed and outmanned against a game GB&I team at Royal Lytham, America’s top amateurs struggled mightily in the most recent Walker Cup.

The resounding 16½-9½ defeat in 2015 was the worst setback by a U.S. team in the 93-year history of the Walker Cup. The post-mortem to understand why the U.S. lost proved simple: foursomes.

The format, in which American teams often struggle, also is known as alternate shot: one player tees off, the other golfer hits the next shot, etc., until the ball is holed.

 



Rooting for Mickelson 

Steve Stricker is a class act, as is Phil Mickelson (“Mickelson wins spot on Presidents Cup team,” Sept. 7, http://bit.ly/2gOHlJs). This is a great way to say goodbye to Mickelson in the team competitions, and I feel he knows this is the start of goodbyes and will surprise everyone (“Mickelson doesn’t deserve Presidents Cup pick,” Sept. 6, http://bit.ly/2xPbRqK).

Many of us will enjoy watching Mickelson win and go out in style, like the classy guy he has been.

 



1

Number of strokes by which Scott Hend leads the European Tour’s Omega European Masters after two rounds. Hend, of Australia, shot 7-under 63 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland, for a 13-under 127 total. South Africa’s Darren Fichardt (63) is second at 12-under 128. American Julian Suri, winner of the recent Made In Denmark event (“Suri takes road less traveled for big-time golf,” Aug. 28, http://bit.ly/2xRZ4D1), is among a group of three tied for sixth at 8-under 132 (scores: http://bit.ly/2wMJrQF). Hend finished runner-up in last year’s European Masters when he lost a playoff to Sweden’s Alex Noren.

 


CALENDAR
September 7-9
LPGA: Indy Women In Tech Championship
Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis
September 7-10
European Tour: Omega European Masters
Cans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland
September 8-10
Champions Tour: Japan Airlines Championship
Narita (Japan) GC
Symetra Tour: Garden City Charity Classic
Buffalo Dunes GC, Garden City, Kan.
September 9-10
Men’s amateur: Walker Cup
Los Angeles CC (North)
September 9-14
Women’s amateur: U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
Waverley CC, Portland, Ore.
September 14-17
PGA Tour: BMW Championship
Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill.
Web.com Tour: Albertsons Boise Open
Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho
European Tour: KLM Open
The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands
LPGA: Evian Championship
Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France
September 15-17
Champions Tour: Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship
Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, British Columbia
Symetra Tour: Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout
Mystic Creek GC, El Dorado, Ark.
September 15-19
Club pros: PGA of America PGA Cup
Foxhills Club and Resort, Bernard Hunt GC, Ottershaw, England

      
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