I'm not blaming the capt for each players performance, but the capt is responsible for the out come. The capt is to blame for the overall outcome, if we had won, he would have gotten the credit, as so he should get the blame for losing. It's very easy for anyone to say what we should have done, now that we know what happened there, but his pregame strategy was wrong from the onset, starting with some of the players that he chose. Why choose someone like tiger, when he has one of the worst records in cup performances? Why break up a winning duo, like Reed and Spieth? Those were his decisions, as capt, even though there is conflicting stories as to who did what. Reed now claims that Jordan wanted them spit up. Players are stating that Furyk, wanted the decisions to be made by the players themselves, but then in the post game interviews, he says that it was all on him. Doesn't sound to me like a very good leader.
As far as course conditions go, well, if the rough sucked that bad, use your course management skills to stay out of it. (I know that it's easy to say) but hey, let's face it, those that were sent to represent us, are suppost to be the very best, at what they do. What a good capt does, is try to lift his team spirits, when they are down, remind them of things like how bad the rough is, etc. My opinion here, is that over inflated egos, and being too confident, were the biggest mistakes made by us. Trying to play outside of their game, is what caused the major mistakes, like missing the fairways, and being in the rough. Then when you're getting beat, you try even harder to try to catch up. That will almost always get you into deeper trouble, skill set wise, and even more importantly attitude wise. Pure facts are, that we were outplayed, and out managed, and we were beaten by the better team.