Interesting golf fact of the day

Ryder Cup 2008_4 What with Hurricane Ike and the meltdown on Wall Street — as well as my general pessimism about the U.S. team’s chances — I haven’t blogged much about this weekend’s Ryder Cup matches at Valhalla in Louisville. But Clear Thinkers favorite Dan Jenkins passes along the following interesting offshoot of Euro team member Padraig Harrington’s recent victories in the 2008 British Open and the PGA Championship:

With his British Open title in July [and PGA Championship in August}, Harrington now becomes the first cross-handed putter to win two majors in one year.

If there is hope for us cross-handed putters, then perhaps there is also hope for the U.S. team, after all!

Just don’t bet on it.

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