The Terrifics are 3-0 and made such quick work of Luke Westwood and Luke Donald in morning foursomes, they were finished by brunch. The Tigers — despite Woods' electric back nines — have had as much success together as Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.
But before you go hating on Love, keep this in mind: Mickelson asked out.
Asked if he considered putting The Terrifics out Saturday afternoon, Love replied from behind the 14th green: "There was a thought. But Phil had a plan, too. Phil wanted to play three (team) matches and then be ready for singles. He was adamant. He said: 'Don't put me back in. We're ready to sit out.'
"They all understand: You have to be ready for (Sunday)."
Indeed they do. A 10-6 lead after four Ryder Cup sessions is roughly equivalent to a 10-6 lead for the home team heading into the bottom of the fifth.
It's nice, but it makes you wonder: Is the American bullpen full of closers?
Some questions already have been answered after two days. Yes, Chicago can run a world-class golf tournament successfully.
Cog Hill did it for years with the Western Open. But when it morphed into the BMW Championship, the event got bit by smallish September crowds, a trashed Rees Jones re-design and shoddy conditions in 2010.
Olympia Fields is a south suburban gem, but it got ripped during the 2003 U.S. Open for playing too easy. Media members grumbled about its distance from Chicago, and USGA officials cursed Cook County politicians for shaking them down for a $1 million security bill.
The talk heading into the Ryder Cup from members of Chicago's golf community — shoot, even some members of Medinah — was that the brownish, bumpy fairways would look awful on TV.
Those fears turned out to be hogwash.
"It's nice to hear that after all the struggles we had with the weather," said Mike Scully, Medinah's director of golf. "We wanted to showcase Chicago and this facility, and we wanted to help our guys win the Cup. We're holding up our end of the bargain, and the players are doing it with their clubs, which is fantastic."
Day Two of the Ryder Cup had it all:
Ian Poulter's demonic eyes. Poulter lying on his chest to read Rory McIlroy's birdie putt on 18. A near-ace from Luke Donald on 17. An unforgettable Dustin Johnson deuce on 17. Woods pointing at the cup after making birdie on 16.
Two past presidents, both named Bush, riding around on golf carts. An 18-time Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps, following matches inside the ropes.
Clever fans ("Colsaerts, you're away!" after Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts' bunker shot on 15 stopped just short of the pond.) Encouraging fans ("I want 350, DJ!" to Dustin Johnson before his drive on 16.) And obnoxious fans — namely the one who hit Bubba Watson in the back after he hit from the woods on 12 ("I really don't like big crowds," he said. "And I don't like people touching me.")
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by to joke about "the executive order" for perfect weather. The only clouds Saturday afternoon came from a skywriter: WE STILL BELIEVE IN EUROPE.
Fair enough. But after this spectacular Ryder Cup, fans also should believe in Medinah.
"It's an unbelievable event, an unbelievable experience," Bradley said. "Chicago should be very proud of the fans. There hasn't been much unsportsmanlike conduct … and it's obviously a huge advantage to be in front of your home crowd."
Love's low-rough course setup can be described, simply, as mission accomplished. In the afternoon best-ball matches, no American team produced fewer than seven birdies. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson made nine in 14 holes.
"It has been fun golf," Love said. "We like hearing the cheers."