Rain. More rain. Then another deluge of rain have drowned the Ryder Cup during the first two days of play.
On day one, the U.S. squad chose fashion over function when it came to their rain suits, finding out quickly the suits didn't shed rain, nor keep them dry. A stop into the pro shop, a charge on a corporate credit credit and the U.S. was ready to get back at it.
How a team can prepare for two years and still bring out defective gear is a question I'll never get a proper answer to, but someone screwed up big time. However, a 7 hour and 15 minute delay gave the U.S. squad a chance to get dry, regroup and reorganize before getting back on the course.
The field looked interesting after play was stopped for the final time:
Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar led Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell after 11 holes
Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods were square after 10 with Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher.
Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton were 1-up over Luke Donald and Padraig Harrington after 8.
Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson were 1-down to Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer after 12.
After finishing the round Saturday, the US led 6-4.
Day two was more of the same as far as weather was concerned.
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