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"A gathering that will be a bit like 12 Angry Men but with three more bodies and couple of dodgy sweaters"

That's Nick Rodgers' description of the European Tour tournament committee meeting that will decide the 2014 Ryder Cup captain Tuesday night.

Ewan Murray sums up the last minute tweeting by players on Paul McGinley's behalf and tells us when to start watching for gray smoke from the meeting room.

Derek Lawrenson says it would be a ludicrous over-reaction to the Tom Watson selection to go with Monty over McGinley.

I'll be in the Clinton Foundation "Health Matters" conference sessions all day, but I will be keeping an eye on the proceedings from Abu Dhabi!

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Reader Comments (10)

Monty won't get it. It's just the media whipping up interest in the process. 2 years from now, the usual post mortem will take place after another American defeat.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEasingwold
This feels like a lose-lose situation for Monty.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Monty will move on, if he doesn't get it. I don't honestly think he is even considered. He has had his captaincy, times have changed from the Jacklin /Gallager era when we didn't have a choice. Watson's appointment is nothing but desperation on the American's part. They have to wait a few years yet before their next great player after Tom Watson , Mickleson might get the job. It's been a long time since America had a great player as a captain, which might explain Watson's appointment.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEasingwold
I would have thought the Americans considered Crenshaw, Strange and Love pretty close to "great" players. Justly.

Torrance was pretty good, but hardly at Strange's level. However, he was a better RC manager than Strange, for a lot of reasons everyone now knows. No reason McGinley could't out-captain the Ancient of Days.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Yeah Easywold, we're desperate.

Just can't live without that Ryder Cup.

01.15.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
Crenshaw, Strange and Love were better players than Torrance, no question. But no one would call them great.

fyg, of course you can. Like tennis, when you can't win, you lose interest. But you still have "world champions" in your national sports like NFL,NBA,MLB etc :)
01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEasingwold
The majors, easywould, the majors.

Something 90% of your team are never going to do.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg,
Acually, 33% of the 2012 European team won Majors. You still got your arse spanked. Again.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEasingwold
Yep, a real "spanking", lol.

Utter, complete Euro dominance, right?

Dream on, turkey.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
If 7 European wins in the last 9 Ryder Cups isn't dominating, would you care to explain what is ? Look up the word if you have to.
01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEasingwold

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