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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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The world is catching up to us

The Ryder Cup, despite the weather, continues to prove it can be the most riveting of sports events.

For the sixth time in the last eight events, the Europeans beat our guys. This one came down to the last singles match on Monday and it was gripping television.

But I am forced to wonder about American sports. Their golfers are better than ours. We have no impact in the world of tennis, except for the Williams sisters. Our soccer team is a comparative joke, not even close to the best in the world.

I think America has to start looking at our youth sports programs because it's becoming increasingly obvious that the rest of the world is starting to catch up with us.