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Wednesday
Dec192012

Good On Monty: "Both Clarke and McGinley are respected in the game and great candidates."

I've been tough on Monty but good on him for apparently not even trying to put himself in the running for the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy. Instead, he's sounding like he supports the idea of naming two captains at once next month when the European Tour's committee is likely to decide.

From Sky Sports:

"There is an opportunity to do two at one time again. Both Clarke and McGinley are respected in the game and great candidates.

"The fact that Tom Watson has been made America's captain should not colour our judgement. We should have only one criteria - picking the best man for the job."

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he was speaker at yesterday's Scottish PGA lunch in Glasgow and said exactly the same there.Smlied widely and said nothing when asked if he fancied the job again!!
12.19.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchico
I don't understand why guys like Tom and Monty are expected to gracefully step aside when in fact deep down they clearly would love to have the job. It's not like they aren't qualified....matter of fact, each just may be the most qualified candidates on their respective sides.

Heck, I think they should pick Monty for 2014, go Monty!

!!MONTY 2014!!
12.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Monty could be the ultimate compromise candidate. That's how I became Prime Minister.
12.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Hacker
Geoff, you give Monty too much credit - don't you think when he says they need to be "...picking the best man for the job", that he clearly is talking about himself??? (and I don't mean Christy O'Connor).....
12.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim
If only Monty had said "criterion" instead of "criteria" I would have thought the clue was in his grammar: if discussing only Clarke and McGinley, he would have properly said "better" man. By saying "best" he threw the thing wide open -- unless he didn't know any better, which his use of "criteria" suggests.
12.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Jim, that is one heckuva point you make there!
12.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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