The disappointing performance of the US team at the Ryder Cup caused various reactions. Paul Azinger, golfer and TV analyst, had a special theory as to why the US team started the performance in such a disastrous way. Namely, the European team had better preparations.
Luke Donald informed them of the importance of this competition and prepared them in the best possible way. On the other hand, the US players came to the tournament looking almost unprepared. "That's exactly what Davis Love told me, Davis Love who's one of the assistants just said to me ten minutes ago, he said Zinger you can quote me if you want, you don't have to, but frankly I think we came in flat, we came in rusty, we weren't ready to go," Paul Azinger said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
"And the way the Europeans practised with such urgency, three-hole matches were urgent and they came to the first tee urgent, America got destroyed on the front nine. Luke Donald did a brilliant job of setting the course up, he speculated that between 180 and 220 the Europeans were much better than the Americans and in that yardage the Europeans have won 17-4 on those holes.
It's just incredible what they've targeted. Luke Donald was brilliant and they outplayed the United States team and now the United States team is pumped and I think it's a scary bunch of Americans."
Paul Azinger on US Team's comeback
However, Paul Azinger is still an optimist and believes that the US team can come back.
If they find their form and understand where they are causing problems, there is a chance for them to wake up and start playing the way they can. It will be difficult, but not impossible.
"The urgency is real now, the emotion is equal now and that first match with Scheffler and Jon Rahm could easily be spun emotionally.
He's their best, most emotional player at the moment. Scheffler can get him and Morikawa can get Hovland, and somehow Sam Burns gets McIlroy. Get ready, it's a tall ask, there have been a lot of 10 -4 sessions in these Ryder Cups, so don't count the US out just yet."