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Thursday
Dec132012

Monty: Watson Just The Man To Deal With The American Team "Egos"

From an unbylined Sky Sports story:

"It is also a selection that will keep the Ryder Cup on the front pages in America, more so than some of the other candidates, while as a captain in '93 he was very well respected and he's even more respected now. There's a lot of pressure on him but I'm sure he can handle it - and the egos in the American team."

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Reader Comments (12)

Re flaming egos: Takes one to know one.
12.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Elling
Damn- Monty/ego headline = coffee on keyboard.
12.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
can't ague with that Steve!
12.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchico
Tom Watson has a reputation among his peers as a real know-it-all to the point where is he is referred to as Carnac, Jr. Jack, of course, is the original Carnac.

And who is Carnac III? Future RC captain Phil Mickelson.
12.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSun Mountain Man
If the Euros want to go "outside the box," why not select Jack as their captain?
12.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLip Out
Or Arnie?
12.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLip Out
Monty for Playing Captain!
12.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
I agree, Monty for Captain. He's the best hype man since Flava Flav
12.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
Jacklin for Europe: a true retro Ryder Cup !
12.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchicago pt
Monty is 100% correct with his observation that "will keep the Ryder Cup on the front pages in America, more so than some of the other candidates", which is IMO the true role of the Captain.
Perhaps the Euros counter with Brian Barnes as captain w/ Gary Wolstenholme and his mother as the fearless #2 and #3's

Y'know...mix it up a bit.
12.14.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
@ johnnnycz

Excellent suggestion!!

Barnes was the MA Jiminez of his day. His idea of team uniforms would be whatever you could pick up at a Charity Shop, shorts are OK. Biggest budget item would be beer.
12.15.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdgs

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