Even if it apparently violated one of the cup’s unwritten rules.
With so much focus on what the Americans keep doing wrong, McDowell says it’s unfortunate that there is less focus on how well his team actually played in Scotland. McDowell, for instance, went 3-0 at Gleneagles as the Europeans won their sixth cup in their last seven tries.
Says McDowell, “The positive is their renewed effort to win the Ryder Cup, and that can only be good for the tournament in the short term, and should up the excitement level.”
As for the Americans’ most recent captain, McDowell joined many in saying that he was surprised that the 65-year-old Watson had failed to inspire the U.S. team.
“He seemed a little disconnected and aloof on the golf course when I did see him,” McDowell said. “He didn’t seem to be engaging with the players, and seemed a little distant.”