U.S. Golfers Taking Another Minor Role in the Majors?

The last couple of weeks, the U.S. suffered the kind of tabloid treatment familiar to many a beleaguered international celebrity, from Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan to Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Wayne Rooney. The country’s credit rating was downgraded; its stock market plunged. And as the U.S. fell from grace, the global community took a guarded new look at the longtime world economic power, eyeing it as warily as the parents of a stammering teenager left at home for a holiday weekend.

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