Ryder Cup loss rankles USA, admits Steve Stricker

Oct 09, 2013, 02:33 IST | AFP

US golfer Steve Stricker is still hurting from last year's Ryder Cup loss, but is hopeful that keeping the Presidents Cup is a step toward US golfers retaking the Ryder Cup.

The Americans held off a late Internationals fightback for an 18 1/2-15 1/2 Presidents Cup victory on Sunday at Muirfield Village.

Tiger Woods and Keegan Bradley
USA’s Tiger Woods (left) hugs teammate Keegan Bradley on the 18th green during the Presidents Cup in Dublin on Sunday. Pic/AFP

But the win brought back memories of last year’s Ryder Cup at Medinah, when the Europeans took 8 1/2 points in singles for an unlikely 14 1/2-13 1/2 triumph.

Stricker said: “Last year still stings. If you ask the guys that were on that team last year, I guarantee every one of them would think that last year at the Ryder Cup hurts a bit.

So I think it’s important that we came here and got a win, moving forward in the right direction to try to win the Ryder Cup next year.” 

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