Is there such thing as a Ryder Cup bounce? It sure looks like it.
Since the European team made that miraculous comeback to retain the golden chalice at Medinah a little more than two months ago, seven members of that victorious squad have gone on to win tournaments. They are:
--Graeme McDowell at the World Challenge in California on Dec. 2
--Martin Kaymer at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa on Dec. 2
--Rory McIlroy at the DP World Tour Challenge in Dubai on Nov. 25
--Luke Donald at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan on Nov. 18
--Ian Poulter at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China on Nov. 4
--Peter Hanson at the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Oct. 28
--Justin Rose at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final on Oct. 12
And on top of that, Vice-Captain Miguel Angel Jimenez won the UBS Hong Kong Open on Nov. 18
Meanwhile, no member of the U.S. team has managed a victory since the Ryder Cup.
Golf clap for Kelly Tilghman of the Golf Channel, who pointed this out. You can follow her on Twitter at @KellyTilghmanGC