In 2016 European Ryder Cup rookie Thomas Pieters put himself on the international golf map winning four points in five matches during a 17-11 U.S. victory. Despite some pleas for his inclusion as a captain’s pick the 26-year-old Belgian won’t be on this year’s squad but that didn’t keep him from letting loose a series of Ryder Cup takes in an interview with bunkered this week.
Conventional wisdom has it that Jim Fuyrk has a tough choice for his final captain’s pick between Tony Finau and Xander Schauffele. That choice didn’t get any easier as both players put on a strong showing. Finau finished T8 while Schauffele fired a final round 67 to finish one shot out of the playoff.
It is 81 degrees with a wind from the northwest at nine miles per hour. Broadie knows this. He’s checked a weather app. The hole is a 462-yard par-5 uphill gentle dogleg. The percentage play is a driver up the right. Broadie knows this too because when it comes to golf-related facts and figures there aren’t a lot of things he doesn’t know.