The jury is still out on Medinah, so we'll reserve judgment for now on where it ranks as a Ryder Cup venue. Here is our pre-2012 ranking for best and worst Ryder Cup sites, based on architectural merit, course ranking status and the excitement the design yielded during the actual competition(s). -- Travelin' Joe Passov
BEST 1. Muirfield -- Scotland (1973) Ranked No. 9 in the world, site of 15 British Open Championships and host to the 2013 Open, this exclusive Harry Colt redesign was recently feted by Gary Player, who stated, "It gives you so many options to play so many shots. Muirfield has stood the test of time and that's the mark of a great design." Jack Nicklaus paired twice with Arnold Palmer and twice with reigning Open champion Tom Weiskopf to lead the U.S. to a 19-13 win.