Even with what seems like an insurmountable lead, the USA players aren’t prepared to celebrate just yet. The Americans need just 1½ points to retain the Curtis Cup and two to win it outright in the eight Sunday singles matches. The odds are certainly stacked against a Great Britain and Ireland comeback and it’s likely that Ben Crenshaw couldn’t come up with a speech to overcome a five-point deficit.
If you remember, Crenshaw guided the U.S. Ryder Cup to a stirring come-from-behind win not far from here at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass, 11 years ago.
“We’re going to have no mercy with them,” said Jennifer Song, who owns a 2-1-1 record in the Match. “We just have to play our game.”
Added Stephanie Kono: “I think singles is kind of my strong suit. We’ve all played a lot of match play. [On Sunday] we just have to play each match like it’s the only one we are thinking about.”