Without citing his ability to navigate the many crossings and other issues involved in driving a four-seat cart at Gleneagles, the Association of Golf Writers have bequeathed September's European Tour Golfer Of The Month award on winning European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.
Ryan Lavner reports on this vital award given to a man for not hitting a shot!
As always, McGinley was humble and gracious in accepting the award, saying, “I feel there are 12 winners of the Golfer of the Month Award rather than me, but I’m delighted to accept this award on behalf of those 12 players who represented Europe so magnificently in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.”
And the crew who kept your cart in fine running order, too. Plus the give assistant captains who delivered Band-Aids and other necessities with grace under fire.
Lavner noted this from a voter:
Wrote a breathless panel member, “McGinley got his deserved reward (a Ryder Cup victory) for an 18-month stint where he performed the role with admirable diligence and immense patience and craft.”