Phil Fired Up His Jet In The Name Of America's Ryder Cup Future

Let's face it, 99% of the world couldn't care less about the Ryder Cup Task Force's findings. What we really want to know? Who showed, who phoned it in and who complained about the sliders.

Brian Biggane talked to Jim Furyk for a Palm Beach Post item and we at least learned that Phil is serious about the Task Force. (I'm just assuming he flew in his jet. Big limb...)

Furyk, 44, made the drive of four-plus hours both from and back to his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville, for the occasion. He said others present included Phil Mickelson, who made the trip from his home in San Diego; Tiger Woods, Raymond Floyd, PGA of America executives Derek Sprague and Pete Bevacqua. Rickie Fowler, on vacation in the Bahamas, participated by phone as did Steve Stricker, who was in Naples, and Davis Love, in Orlando.

And we also learn who gets the fun task of putting all of these egos under one roof...or on the conference call. Who else?

Furyk said Julius Mason, the Senior Director of Communications and Media Relations for the PGA of America, has everyone’s schedule and is working to arrange the group’s next meeting. He said that may happen at Torrey Pines in early February, where Woods, Mickelson and others typically begin their season.