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Comment from: David [Visitor]
Nelson won majors so you know he can play. He was in the Army and fought wars, so you know there is a hard-working leadership quality within him.

He just never gets the credit he deserves, as he is as modest as the day is long. It seems that he doesn't mind being largely unrecognised as being one of golf's greatest ever (top 100 best ever), as he is, as stated, very spiritual and has already received his rewards for hard work and determination. He doesn't seem interested in mass fame and media attention.

It's the big-headed, loud a**holes that tend to be remembered as being better players than they actually were.
04/24/06 @ 13:02
Comment from: Ann [Visitor]
David, you are correct, the gentle people never get a look in, I love Larry Nelson, always have done, actually please forgive me, this is not meant to be offensive, I always called him Larry the Lamb, a more pleasant golfer you could never come across, and he is never mentioned anywhere.
Sandy Lyle is exactly the same, and it pains me over and over again, there is talk of Montgomerie being the next Ryder Cup captain after Faldo, ahead of Sandy, but why should that be, Sandy has won 2 Majors, 6 times in America, countless Tournaments around the world, as Shanks pointed out, at the time they were all playing together, it was not just one Superstar, there were many, not just the handful you have now, but every Tournament was filled with these stars all competing against each other, they call Monty a star, but how can you be a star when you have never won a Major, nor won in America, and yes he did win the European order of merit 7 years in a row, but I ask you who did he play against, the golden boys of Lyle, Watson, Nicklaus, Crenshaw, Faldo, Seve, et al had all but gone.
For Larry, I am so happy he has been accepted into the Golf Hall of Fame, perhaps people will now realise what a TERRIFIC person and golfer he was, Shanks I don't understand why he was never picked as a Ryder Captain, I would bet he was never even thought about, I would rather have decent upstanding gentlemen like these, than the loud mouthed, egotistical golfers that now inhabit our TV screens.
04/24/06 @ 15:34
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
The PGA of America runs 2 major events: the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. You would think that as a 2-time winner of the PGA championship and as one of the best US Ryder Cup players ever, the PGA would be begging him to captain the side. (And he has twice the playing resume of Tom Lehman.) Who knows, maybe he just refused to kiss somebody's ring.
04/25/06 @ 11:08
Comment from: David [Visitor]
Woosnam deserves the European captaincy, just as Faldo deserves to be his immediate successor. No qualms there.

But what has Lehman ever done as a player. Granted, he won the 1996 Open, the Open probably being the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. But what else?
05/02/06 @ 16:37
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Lehman won a total of 5 tournaments and they were all on premier courses. He was actually number one in the world - for one week. Although he was a very consistent challenger, he seldom got in the winners circle. (This is a flaw of the world ranking system.) Like I said, Nelson has twice the resume.
05/03/06 @ 07:41
Comment from: Simon [Visitor]
It does seem that Nelson would have been a good candidate for US Ryder cup captain. To be honest anyone would have been a better captain for your country that Hal Sutton, he was just an embarrassment. My mother has not interest in golf and even she would not pair Tiger and Phil. I think the problem with Hal was he let his ego get in the way, this is certainly something that Nelson, like Crenshaw, would not do. I hope there is a better performance from the USA this year just because otherwise the US public may become disinterested and follow the Presidents cup more - something that already appears to be happening
05/04/06 @ 20:06
Comment from: Ann [Visitor]
I am a Scot/Brit as you all know, and I must tell you Hal Sutton was an embarrassment to us all, we all want competition, you are correct Simon, the ego got in the way of any logic.
We have all met people that will never admit fault, nor listen to any advice, and it was such a shame to see this happen, please no repeat, the Ryder Cup is a wonderful spectacle, and I hope it never becomes blasè.
Commiserations to Tiger on the loss of his Dad
05/05/06 @ 08:57
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I would have to believe that Tiger would have responded most favorably to Larry Nelson as captain. He probably would have been reminded in many ways of his Dad.

Sutton was a disaster. Lehman will be much better.
05/08/06 @ 13:39
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
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06/13/06 @ 12:16

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