Not everyone on the losing Yank side has recovered from an emotional Ryder Cup hangover. For that matter, a few of the winning Euros still may be sleeping off their well-documented and well-fueled celebration.
So give American captain Davis Love III props for showing up in Las Vegas last week, making the cut and not making any excuses for Medinah.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on Denmark’s 22-year-old Thorbjorn Olesen, runner-up to South African Branden Grace in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews on Sunday. Olesen should not be considered a surprise if he lands a spot on the Euro Ryder Cup team in 2014.
For his part, the ascendant Grace, a four-time winner in Europe this year, almost certainly will earn a berth on the International side in next year’s Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village.
Speaking of St. Andrews, on the other side of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian, you will find a cornucopia of terrific golf and more than a wee bit of Scottish history and hospitality. To learn more, read Mike Purkey’s cover travel package in this week’s Post.
Meanwhile, the golf gods surely were winking amongst themselves Sunday out on the Champions Tour in North Carolina where German Bernhard Langer won a week after fellow German Martin Kaymer drained the six-footer that clinched the Ryder Cup.
Finally in Las Vegas, American Ryan Moore’s victory was the second in a career that looks like it’s finally ready to happen. One day maybe he, too, will get to test the boiling waters of the Ryder Cup cauldron.
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