Has Hunter Mahan talked his way out of the Ryder Cup?
Mahan, who is in line to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team heading into this week’s PGA Championship, had some harsh things to say to Golf Magazine about why the U.S. team keeps losing.
The PGA of America “could care less about winning” because they decide where it’s played based on where they can make the most money, is one little bomb Mahan let go.
Then: “And from what I’ve heard, the whole week is extremely long. You’ve got dinners every night – not little dinners, but huge, massive dinners. I know as players, that’s the last thing we want to do. We want to prepare ourselves. That’s part of the whole thing. You’re just a slave that week.”
You can imagine how that went down with the powers that be. U.S. captain Paul Azinger has basically called Mahan an idiot. Azinger says Mahan’s comments may even affect his captain’s picks – the captain has four this time, remember.
Still, there is a great deal of truth to what he says, even though the Euros have to go through the same thing.
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And Paul Azinger's sort of a wimpy captain. He's stuck up for Mahan in press conferences.
anyone want to waste a week of their
lives playing this "event"?
But, the players have it too good to ever rebel.
Booger, you should be committed for your own good (and mine) - it's the most nailbiting competition ever - and I've been on the losing side often enough in the past.
The Ryder Cup sucks for the reasons Oliver pointed out. Even the wives are part of the show, wearing their "uniforms" as well. A joke.
Apologies - didn't expect you to take the comment seriously.
Oliver also pointed out "that it is very exciting to watch on TV", which is where I'm coming from.
I am sure there are some players who regard RC as a waste of a week, but there are also those who have said it has been their ambition - a couple of them may have even been sincere?
Agree that the uniforms for wives are cringe-making and wish someone would have the nous to put a stop to it. Think I read somewhere that Faldo's ex may have a hand in designing this year's Euro joke version however.
If the best players in the world can't be arsed with it, neither can I.
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