Ultimately, the United States delivered a win for the home crowd. And while Europe has dominated the Ryder Cup by winning six of the last eight times, the Americans have lost only twice at home since then _ at Oak Hill in 1995 and Oakland Hills in 2004.
The last time Chicago saw golf at the highest level was last year in the BMW Championship at Cog Hill, which Rose won by two shots. So he has that going for him.
“But I don’t think you can sort of ever know exactly what to expect with a Ryder Cup environment,” Rose said. “It happens so rarely that we get to play in this environment that you just have to roll with it, I guess, and feed off it and be resilient out there, as well, because there’s going to be a lot of things that happen on the golf course that … just aren’t normal to you.”
It’s not unusual for the Ryder Cup, though.
This is what the Americans went through in Wales, Ireland, England and Spain. Now it’s Europe’s turn to either tune out the gallery or find a way to silence it.
“It will be obviously in our favor, just like it is when we go over to Europe,” Tiger Woods said. “But hey, it’s part of the deal.”