Bring in Jack Nicklaus as Ryder Cup captain
It’s time to bring in Jack Nicklaus as the Ryder Cup captain. As much as I dislike the man personally, he alone can make a difference in the defensive, namby-pamby way the Americans play and maybe stop this national embarrassment.
Tom Lehman can make the Americans sing all the college fight songs he wants. He can try to manufacture all the phony camaraderie he wants, but team spirit isn’t going to do it. The Europeans grow up playing silly games as schoolboys. They grow up hoisting pints together in pubs from the time they reach the legal drinking age of six.
The Americans aren’t going to build team spirit by drinking Guinness in pubs, unless they sign on Guinness as a corporate sponsor. The Americans aren’t going to build team spirit, period.
The American strong suits are their talent and competitiveness, and they just haven’t shown it since Europe started dominating the event.
They need somebody to light a fire under their butts and stop molly-coddling them. They don’t need a sports psychiatrist and they don’t need a captain telling them how great they are when they choke on the 18th green and fold like lambs being led to slaughter.
Nicklaus alone has the stature to bring back that ass-kicking mentality. These pampered millionaires won’t listen to anybody else.
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Look. It’s simple…George C. Scott’s opening monologue from PATTON was on the mark, American’s love a winner, and they could give a tinker’s damn about a loser…we admire the champion heavyweight boxer, etc, etc….
Damn it someone needed to kick these guys in the teeth…tell them to play the way the rest of the world and your fellow Americans demands you play, to hell with pats on the back and little pep talks. Get out there, win the damn match, or hang your head in shame…SLACKER!
God…I guess I’ll be watching the European PGA, those guys are really good.
home for a competition, they might get a
fire lit under their butts and play better.
A captain can't play the match for his
players so he has to be a butt kicker and
a name taker. Haven't seen any of those
She is the American savior!!!
Captain, it won't matter, the Euros are
not only a better team, they are a
dominant team, the US won 6 matches out
of 28, total domination. Let's face it
the US are not World Champions in any
sport unless maybe the NFL, The Euros and
other countries are better in Basketball, both both men's and women's, soccer, baseball
and now golf. Americans need to face the
facts, we are no longer the best in
sports, even at the professional level.
The European team was fun to watch, the
American team was like watching paint dry
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