Slights & Grievances
CAPTAIN HAL TAKES--AND GIVES--THE HEAT
? Hal Sutton (right) turned a shade of crimson when a British writer asked if the U.S. would bother playing Sunday's singles matches if Europe had already clinched the Cup: "You wonder why there's bad will out here sometimes. Next question."
? Later, Sutton was asked once again if Phil Mickelson's equipment change had affected his play: "It's not going to cause us any grief in the morning because he's going to be cheering instead of playing."
Saturday Morning Quarterback
THE DREAM TEAM TURNS INTO SUTTON'S NIGHTMARE
HAL SUTTON ROLLED the dice with the marquee pairing of Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods and crapped out. The mistake, though, was to send them back out in the afternoon despite their obvious lack of chemistry. Meanwhile, Bernhard Langer made all the right moves, including breaking up the winning combo of Sergio Garc�a and Lee Westwood, which had looked great in the morning, in favor of the inspired Garc�a-- Luke Donald and Westwood-- Darren Clarke pairings. Langer also saved three of his rookies for Saturday morning, when the pressure was off.
" Buzzkill." -- AMY MICKELSON, after her husband lost his second match
" We got our asses handed to us." -- CHRIS DIMARCO