LALI STANDER: The Ryder Cup: when golf becomes football
The tournament generates nerves and excitement like no other golfing event
Let’s face it, the Majors may have the history, tradition, and career-defining glory, but none are more fun or intriguing to watch than the Ryder Cup. The match play format, the over-the-top crowds, the adversarial confrontations, the indescribable pressure ... forget Augusta and all the Majors; nothing in golf compares to the Ryder Cup.
The format ratchets up the intensity and the confrontational nature of the event — the stuff you never get in normal tournament play and those who have played, or captained, agree that this is the most pressurised golf setting of their lives...