Ron Balicki reports that the blue coats got their man for 2011, even though they still have the '09 Walker Cup to play. Maybe Jim Holtgrieve was eyed for an Obama cabinet post and they had to pin him down? Either way, he's going to consult everyone's new favorite captain, Paul Azinger.
“I’m definitely going to tap into the knowledge and experience of past (Walker Cup) captains and even try to talk with Paul Azinger at some point,” said Holtgrieve, who was named Nov. 3 by the U.S. Golf Association to serve as America’s captain for the ’11 Walker Cup. “I want their input on what to look for, what to expect and just how they approached things in general.”
And David Fay on the timing:
"We talked about it and everyone was very committed (to selecting Holtgrieve),” Fay said. “When we made the decision that he was our choice, we saw no reason not to put it out (to the public). I mean, it’s no state secret. He was our man, so why wait?”
If we could only get them to decide on the results of that ball study with such vision!