Americans shouldn’t read too much into the resounding U.S. victory in golf’s Ryder Cup this past weekend. But for the short term at least, it is indeed a Bidenesque “big [bleeping] deal.”…

If the Americans had lost the week after the death of the single most transformative figure in the history of the game — the man (somewhat uncomfortably) nicknamed “The King” — it would have proved forever more that there is no God, or at least no golf gods and that there really is no “golf in the kingdom.” Throughout the week, there were eerie parallels to Arnie’s last direct Ryder Cup experience. Palmer had served as the American captain in 1975; his 1975 golf bag, name prominently stitched onto it, was ceremoniously placed beside the first tee as the competition began. …
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(By Quin Hillyer at National Review)
 

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