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Dustin Johnson Tipped To Bounce Back

Posted on August 20, 2010 by Kyle Green

Dustin Johnson will look to bounce back from his PGA ending at the upcoming Ryder Cup.

With golf’s most high-profile event, the Ryder Cup, rapidly approaching and his top player (and world number one) Tiger Woods drastically out of form, the last thing the US team captain Corey Pavin needed was to see one of his stars make a schoolboy error… yet that is exactly what Dustin Johnson did in the recent PGA Championship.

With his high-profile mistake creating yet more negativity for the US team, those who like to place a Ryder Cup Bet may be forgiven for ignoring placing bets on whether the Europeans can regain the trophy and instead turn towards looking at the margin of victory that they will regain the famous trophy by.

In spite of this, Pavin believes that Johnson will recover his spirits in time for the confident European fans to eat their words, suggesting that with so many key players needing captain’s picks to make the European side, the Americans can pull off an unlikely victory.

With most Ryder Cup Tips expecting Europe to win, and with the apparent disarray that the US team finds itself in, Captain Colin Montgomerie is all too aware that anything other than a comprehensive victory will be greeted with disdain by fans who will be hoping to see the Europeans regain the trophy on home soil.

As the US team continues to do everything but inspire confidence, bosses at Sky TV will be hopeful that the event begins to receive positive headlines as the tournament draws ever closer.

With the Ryder Cup having been chosen as the main event as Sky launch their new 3D channel, and with bosses already fretting that the London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal (scheduled at the same time as the expected climax of the Ryder Cup) will hurt the launch of the new channel, they will be desperate that come the final Sunday afternoon, the competition is still making compelling viewing.


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