Topgolfgears Morning 9: International Crown | No recourse for blinded spectator? | Ted Bishop speaks
1. Likely little legal recourse for spectator hit by Koepka
USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio reports on what’s likely to be the unfortunate reality for Corine Remande.
Any legal experts on the French justice system care to weigh in? I assume the guillotine is no longer in vogue?
2. “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
Our Gianni Magliocco with a final word on the Ryder Cup: a reminder of the significance of the competition for Europeans.
“Europe continuously considering themselves as underdogs has no doubt helped to banish any sense of complacency. From the dominance of both U.S. politics and culture on the rest of the world, there has always been a special pride and sense of achievement for those outside of the U.S. in downing the sporting superstars from the land of milk and honey. This motivation only heightens when it’s at a sport where the U.S. has been so dominant throughout history, such as they have in golf. It’s an embedded mindset that both the European team and supporters possess year on year, while it seems likely that the U.S. Ryder Cup side is more susceptible to complacency, and perhaps, motivated more by defeat.”
“The attention for the twelve members of the defeated U.S. side will now turn to the new PGA Tour season, where they will be hoping for major championship triumphs, FedEx Cup success and even qualification for the Presidents Cup. It may be two years away, but much of the motivation for the European players will be to make the next Ryder Cup side and to keep that trophy in Europe until 2022 at the very least.”
“Francesco Molinari won the Open Championship earlier this year, which was his first ever taste of major championship glory. Years of sweat and perseverance culminating in the most memorable moment of his career, right? Not according to Francesco, who described this year’s Ryder Cup victory with his teammates as a far more significant achievement than his Open Championship success…”It means so much. So much more than majors, more than anything… It’s been an incredible week. It’s about the group. It’s incredible. It is the best feeling I have ever had in golf.”
3. Speaketh the Toski
The great Bob Toski, 92, chatted with Golf Digest.
May he live forever. .
4. Mixed start for Americans at International Crown
AP Report…”The United States had a mixed start on the opening day of the UL International Crown team golf tournament on Thursday, splitting the fourballs against Sweden, while favorite South Korea collected a maximum four points with two wins over Taiwan.”
5. Does climate matter for young golfers?
Our Brendan Ryan crunches the numbers on where top golfers come from.
A few of his conclusions…
6. The International Crown’s moment?
Keeley Levins writes…”On the heels of the Ryder Cup, the LPGA hosts a team event of its own: the UL International Crown. In the third edition of the biennial event, four women from the eight top-ranked countries will play four days of team play in Incheon, South Korea-the first time the event is being held outside the United States.”
7. But where were the crowds?
Randall Mell…”The Korean fans didn’t live up to the hype in Thursday’s opening round. The Korean players did, though.”
8. Not exactly reaffirming your faith in humanity…
The woman blinded by Brooks Koepka‘s tee shot spoke with the media for the first time since the incident.
9. For your listening pleasure…