This week is The Open Golf Championship – what Americans like to call the British Open but is is THE Open.

The Open obviously has the best golfers in the world – and as with most majors recently tends to be won by an American golfer. This leads you to believe that American golfers are the world’s best.

Yet, Europe regularly beats America in the Ryder Cup – a team event.

Successful teams need more than individual talent. Whether in sport or in business, building an effective team needs individuals to be put together so they are complementary – and on top it needs team spirit and motivation.

Whoever wins this Open, I would still bet on Europe for the Ryder Cup. The US college golf system makes US players competitive but not good team players.