There was nothing romantic about the manner of USA’s loss to Europe in Paris, the city of romance, or the divisions that have now emerged from within the camp following their comprehensive defeat by a better prepared and more unified European team.
Professional golfers are creatures of habit. They thrive on the consistency by and large served up each week on the Tours worldwide. The wide fairways, the receptive greens, and a course setup that suits the commercial interests of the game’s manufacturers — power and the latest technology.
When Rory McIlroy blew the lead and his chance to win his first major title at the 2011 Masters, he was so heartbroken that he ended up sobbing into the phone to his mother, convinced he’d let his one chance to win a major slip through his hands.