This was supposed to be the year the Americans finally got their revenge and ended a quarter-century of Ryder Cup futility on foreign soil. But when it was all over in France last Sunday (September 30), the result looked all too familiar:

  • Team Europe - 17.5
  • Team USA - 10.5

The defeat marked the sixth straight setback for the Americans, who haven't won a Ryder Cup overseas since beating Team Europe 15-13 in 1993.

Meanwhile, the aftermath for Team USA after the latest setback has been marked with bitterness and finger pointing, similar to the last overseas loss in Scotland four years ago.

In this edition of 'Off The Tee', Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf blog and I discuss how the Americans managed to be on the wrong end of one of the most lopsided scores in Ryder Cup history, despite having the momentum and a deeper, more talented roster coming in.

Here's our full conversation:


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