In the leadership of a PhD Russo organization, he is familiar with the personality test used by Azinger 13 years ago. Stricker, who was on the 2008 team, didn’t specifically say whether to use the pod system last week, but allowed him to adopt a variety of tactics to devise a pairing. Russo said assessments can be a valuable tool, but “these can be dangerous, so we need someone who knows what assessments are doing.” I warned. For example, Eisinger consulted with a clinical psychologist in detail.
In addition, Russo, who worked for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and organized teams for large-scale initiatives, argued that there was a “special source” for winning teams.
“It also has magic,” she said. “You have a team of rivals and want to put them together to face something bigger than all of them. And that’s not easy.”
It could be even more difficult if Brooks Koepka, who qualified for the team but had a wrist injury last month, is healthy enough to play. Koepka and his American teammate Bryson DeChambeau have spent most of the year on social media feuds. Stricker asked the two guys to set aside their difference between the Ryder Cups, and each player has recently become cautious, but Koepka and DeChambeau are paired for the match. Or don’t even expect it to be assigned to the same pod-the pod system, if any.
Justin Leonard, who was a member of several American Ryder Cup teams, including the 2008 team, said it should be “really easy” to keep Koepka and DeChambeau apart, especially if the player is in the pod. ..
“We had breakfast together, we had dinner together, we had a practice round together, and when we were in the same room as the whole team, we were sitting at the table together.” Leonard said in 2008. The level of comfort as I wasn’t surprised when the pairing was announced.
In addition, NBC golf analyst Leonard hopes the pod system will be back for Americans this week as Phil Mickelson, who was on the 2008 team, is Stricker’s non-play deputy captain. He said he was doing it.