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  • 23 Apr
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CHASKA, Minn. -- While play hasnt officially started yet at the Ryder Cup (that comes Friday), there have still been plenty of happenings on the Hazeltine course. Here are a few things you might have missed Thursday:Jedi putt tricks?There are ominous signs, and then theres what happened on the eighth hole Thursday afternoon.After Andy Sullivan of the European team tried unsuccessfully four times to make a 12-foot putt, Rory McIlroy attempted to show him the line -- and he twice missed, too. Thats when David Johnson, a fan in the gallery from North Dakota, offered to show em how to do it.Henrik Stenson pulled Johnson out of the crowd, and then Justin Rose laid a $100 bill on the ground next to his ball, just to increase the pressure. As the crowd grew silent, Johnson rammed his putt into the back of the hole and punctuated it with a celebration that looked like hed just won the Ryder Cup itself. And hey, maybe he destroyed the Europeans confidence just enough that it did the trick. If nothing else, it was definitely an ominous sign for Team Europe. -- Jason SobelRyder Cup 2016: Complete schedule, rosters and formatThe suits have spoken!Even guys wearing Union Jack suits, rooting for the European team, are not fans of Masters champion Danny Willetts brother, Pete, who made disparaging comments about American golf fans.Pete Willett referred to U.S. golf fans as cretins and dim Yanks, as well as a baying mob of imbeciles and a giggling group of reprobates.Hes an idiot, and you can quote me on that, said the man second from the right in this picture:Danny Willett responded to Petes comments, telling Golf Channel this week: Id just like to apologize, obviously, to everyone involved for whats been said. Its obviously not the thoughts of myself and of the team and of captain Darren [Clarke]. -- Michael CollinsNot those shirts again!Ran into three guys -- Joey Burton, Brad Glogowski and Shea Connolly -- at the Ryder Cup. Why did they decide to wear the ugliest shirts in the history of the Ryder Cup? Because they are the uniforms from the 1999 matches, when the Americans maade their largest comeback in Cup history.dddddddddddd A little karma from that epic rally at Brookline couldnt hurt, right?What might be more amazing is that someone had to seek those designs out, get them made, and actually pay cold, hard cash for them. Style is cyclical, but one can only hope this never comes back into fashion. -- Kevin MaguireThe numbers dont ... tell the whole storyJust how evenly matched are the United States and Europe in the Ryder Cup? In the 18 competitions held since 1979 -- the first year Team Europe was expanded to include all Western European nations beyond just Great Britain and Ireland -- 39 percent of the matches have gone to the 18th hole. Thats 196 times out of 501 matches.?So while Team Europe has obviously dominated the United States recently, winning eight of the past 10 Ryder Cups, it hasnt been quite the blowout the results might suggest. If the Americans had simply played better on one hole, particularly in matches that came to 18 with the teams all square, history might look a lot different.?Interestingly, statistics show the hole that is second-most likely to decide a match is the 16th (20.8 percent of matches end there), and that trend should continue this week at Hazeltine. The 16th at Hazeltine National this week is normally the seventh hole, and when the PGA Championship was played here in 2009, that was still true.?But the 572-yard dogleg par-5 is clearly one of the best risk-reward holes on the course (there is a pond left of the green), and partially for that reason, the course was rerouted so it could play as the 16th. Its also one of the best holes on the course for spectators, and there could be as many as 20,000 people lining both sides of the fairway as matches come to a close.?Now picture Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson going for the green in two with a match on the line. If youre looking for drama and excitement this week, Hole 16 is a great stage for both. -- Kevin Van Valkenburg ' ' '