The Ryder Cup just isn’t my cup of tea. I don’t care who wins. For one thing: Lanny’s bad, bad, bad, he’s worldwide, doncha know. And, honestly, with past U.S. teams featuring both Tiger and Phil Golfdashian, I pulled for the Euros.
That said, it is doubtful Woods or Mickelson will be making any more Ryder Cup teams, so the next edition of the Americans just might be cheerable. And DLIII is not Freddie. That’s huge. Couples was a member of the golf-media-approved Golfdashian Clan, so does this selection indicate the golf Powers That Be are finally ready to put the golf train back on the rails?
Mostly I think DLIII is a good pick because I seem to recall he is a spiritual man, and so too are many of the best Yanks. One word of advice to Davis: Avoid teaming Mr. Reed with Mr. English.
Final comment: I know a lot of you think the Ryder Cup is a big deal. So does Dan Jenkins, the golf writer I admire more than any other, so you are in good company. However, I must point out that Rory McIlroy, David Duval, and Tiger Woods have all three referred to the Ryder Cup as “an exhibition.” (That was prior to them getting The Memo, of course.) But, hey, all I am doing is agreeing with something three World Number Ones said in the past.