ARDMORE, Pa. — U.S. golf teams over the years have been hammered because supposedly they’ve consisted of a bunch of players who couldn’t gel like teams should.
Many times critics have pointed to names on the back of hats as symptomatic of this individualism. Ryder Cup teams in particular have been hammered for this. In the past, U.S. Ryder Cup players have been criticized for having their names on their hats when the Europeans have simply had the name “Europe” on their lids.
The reverse is true here at Merion. This time it is the GB&I players who have their names on their hats and not the U.S. team.
Maybe that’s why the Americans are gelling better than the visitors.