If we weren't already in full-blown panic about the state of golf in America, we ought to be after the Accenture Match Championship.
Not only did a Swede, for crying out loud, win, but the other finalist along with Henrik Stenson was an Australian, Geoff Ogilvy. In the consolation match, a South African, Trevor Immelman, thumped the only American among the final four, Chad Campbell.
That brings us to a quick review of the latest World Golf Rankings, just out today. Americans still rank 1st, 2nd and 3rd, thank you very much Tiger, Furyk and Phil. But after that, just try to find a US of A-born player until you hit 15th, Charles Howell III.
It does not bode well for the US in the Ryder Cup or this year's Presidents Cup.
4. Adam Scott, Aus
5. Henrik Stenson, Sweden
6. Ernie Els, South Africa
7.Geoff Ogivly, Aus
8. Retief Goosen, South Africa
9.Vijay Singh, Fijay
10. Luke Donald, England
11. Padraig Harrington, Ireland
12. Trevor Immelman, South Africa
13. Sergio Garcia. Spain
14. Paul Casey, England
15. Howell , USA