A week or two ago, Johnny Miller said that, “on paper,” the United States had “its weakest Ryder Cup team in years.” Given the presence on the team of four rookies, that may be true — and the show ponies haven’t performed all that well in recent Ryder Cups either.
I got a look at the four rookies’ press conferences yesterday. Here are my impressions.
J.J. Henry will be fine.
Zach Johnson’s tight swing will probably stand up, with some of the usual rookie jitters.
Vaughn Taylor’s syrupy smooth swing may break down in the rainy conditions predicted for the tie, and he does not look confident.
Brett Wetterich will end up sitting down a fair amount. He’s scared to death.