Why is European play improving?

The latest golf rankings show Europeans holding the top four positions, after Luke Donald defeated Martin Kaymer in the Accenture Match Play last week. The frightening thing is how well the top European players are scoring in comparison to the “top” Americans. It seems at the moment that Martin Kaymer not only has the game to hold on to the top spot, but he has the mental stability as well. He recovers from mistakes and creates new opportunities at an alarming rate. Since the PGA Championship last year he is certainly playing better than anyone in the world. Tiger Woods is certainly in between swings at the moment and has not shown a great deal of progress since returning from his layoff. Remember that he had a tie for fourth in the 2010 Masters, which was his first event back. For the time being it appears that the Americans just don’t have the firepower to hang with the European side. I would hate to see a Ryder Cup contested at the moment. Hopefully one of the top Americans can find his stride before the seasons first major next month.

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