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Monday
Nov122012

Monty To '14 Ryder Cup Selectors: Vote "for a player and not a fellow management client."

In the highly politicized battle for the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy, Bernie McGuire quotes Monty as suggesting some players--well, David Howell and Richard Finch--might vote for fellow ISM management stablemate Darren Clarke over former presumed favorite Paul McGinley.

Monty said: “Both Paul and Darren would be suitable. Let’s hope that when the vote is taken there are those in the room voting for a player and not a fellow management client."

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I think Monty's trying to split the vote and get named himself on the 2nd ballot....just kidding....
11.12.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
Is he saying that decisions such as this at the highest levels of competitive golf in the world involve, dare I say, POLITICS? That is nearly beyond the ken of belief...
11.12.2012 | Unregistered Commenterphil the author
The role of captain is so overrated, they could use a Shackelford poll on this site and let us vote on it and wouldn't change the outcome. Players win the Ryder cup.
Not according to Davis Love.

Not according to those who watched Faldo's team.

Players indeed win the Ryder Cup, but, as in anything, good leadership is an asset. Not saying either of the Irish front-runners would not provide it, and Monty's remarks strike me as, at least, tactless, but the cooler heads who have suggested McGinley next and Darren for the US, wher ehe has much more of a profile than McGinley and is very popular, seems the ideal decision. Clarke may just be worried about what sort of shape he will be in come 2016, but, after all, he won't be playing, and his store of bonhomie is probably adequate to good captaincy in an environment in which he will be positively viewed.

Of course Hilltop may be on to something...
11.12.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
this euro ryder cup debate is getting poisonous... what fun!
11.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterlawrence Donegan

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