Peter Kostis is shocked, shocked the UK papers would feast on Captain Pavin's enlisting of Major Dan Rooney to rev up the troops...err...American Ryder Cup team.
The nastiness and tone of some articles that filled the news vacuum really surprised me. For example, a headline in The Guardian read, "Corey Pavin seeking military help turns Ryder Cup into a nonsense." The article was a criticism of Maj. Dan Rooney, an American fighter pilot and PGA professional who founded the Folds of Honor Foundation (a charity that distributes scholarships to the spouses and children of troops injured or killed in the line of duty) giving an inspirational talk to the team. The headline was sensationalistic nd the story was ridiculous, but it was effective in stirring the pot.