The Ryder Cup is my favorite golf event, if we win. Its my least favorite when we lose. When you see a grown man like Hunter Mahan cry after losing the pivotal anchor match, you know what it means. After losing 5.5 points out of a possible 6 in the 3rd round to go down 9.5 to 6.5, the deficit was just too much to overcome. And definitely not worth blaming Mahan for.
Can't wait for 2012.
I find it interesting that the Europeans are so passionate about winning, even though they're actually representing an entire continent. You'd never see Americans get all worked up about playing for North America. Ha! Actually, I'd find it a little embarrassing that you'd have to resort to rooting for your local rival. Anyway, its also interesting that we also play the President's Cup every off year, which is essentially US vs the non-european countries. I guess world citizens everywhere just all bond over trying to beat USA. Personally, I'd like it better if we combined the tournaments into a US vs Everyone else. Or maybe each country can have a group of 4 and play a tournament that way. We'll call it the World Cup.