Europe might be defending champions at Whistling Straits and only need 14 points to retain the famous Ryder Cup, but you have to ask yourself is there really any point of Paddy's men turning up this week?
On paper at least, USA look to have their strongest side of all time with eight players in the world's top 10 compared to Europe's one, albeit the world's best player in Jon Rahm.
The United States' average world rank stands at 8.9 compared to Europe's 30.8, with the home team also five years younger on average.
But aside from all that, we list NINE very simple reasons why Europe have absolutely no chance of beating USA on Sunday evening.
Zero, zip, zilch, nada.
#1 - THEIR RECENT RYDER CUP RECORD IS A TOTAL SHAMBLES
In case we all needed reminding— Andy Roberts (@AndyRobertsGolf) September 21, 2021
2010: 14.5 - 13.5
2012: 13.5 - 14.5
2014: 16.5 - 11.5
2016: 17 - 11
2018: 17.5 - 10.5 #RyderCup
#2 - THEY HATE PLAYING TOGETHER AS A TEAM
#OnThisDay in 2018: Europe regains the Ryder Cup with a 17½–10½ win over the US in France.— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) September 30, 2020
Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes the biggest point scorer in history with 25½.@RyderCupEurope | @TheSergioGarcia pic.twitter.com/bLhxbxXSO2
#3 - THIS GUY JUST ALWAYS SEEMS TO LET THEM DOWN
Videos— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) January 10, 2021
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└ Chip Ins
└ Poulter.mp4 pic.twitter.com/cvIxTfcr3B
#4 - EXPERIENCE IN THEIR LINEUP? PFFT
#5 - WHEN THEY GO BEHIND, THEY GIVE UP
#6 - MAJOR WINNERS? FORGET ABOUT THEM
#7 - IT MEANS NOTHING TO THEIR CURRENT CAPTAIN
#8 - EVEN THE EUROPEAN FANS STRUGGLE TO GET UP FOR THIS THING
#9 - THEY REALLY COULD SHOW A BIT MORE PASSION SOMETIMES
The noise, the energy, the passion...the Ryder Cup.— James Green (@JamesGreenInUK) September 28, 2018