Derek Lawrenson reports that the Vice Captain has never actually been offered the job!
He has certainly got a grumpy potential vice-captain on his hands after Jose Maria Olazabal made the stunning revelation on Thursday that Monty had appointed him to the post without even asking the Spaniard if he wanted it.
Anyone know the Spanish for ‘That’s news to me, pal?’
Such was Ollie’s reaction to a series of questions on the subject at the Dubai Desert Classic, where he was in no mood to gloss over what he clearly feels is a terrible breach of protocol.
‘The only words Monty and I have spoken was when I got to the clubhouse on Wednesday and I congratulated him and he said: “We need to talk,” and that was all,’ said Olazabal.
You assume it is the vice-captaincy he wants to talk about?
‘I am not going to guess anything.’