Is Carl Petterson a traitor? If so, to whom?
Carl Petterson, fresh off his win at a PGA Tour win, is a possible wild card choice for the Ryder Cup team, if he doesn’t make it outright?
Which side, you ask?
It’s a legitimate question if you didn’t know Petterson was born in Sweden, where he lived until he was 10 years old. From there, he moved to England, where he spent five years with the Brits.
But, he’s spent the last 15 right here in the good ol’ US of A, and he won the Wyndham Championship last week in North Carolina, where he lives. He hasn’t played in Europe this year at all, though he’s eligible.
Petterson has admitted before he’s more of a Ford guy than a Volvo man.
“I know I’m Swedish, but I really do feel American, yet my heritage is European,” he told the media after his recent win. “I would love to play on Nick (Faldo’s) team and I know all the European guys on the team. I might be a little different, but I’m going to be playing hard for Europe if I make the team. “
There’s still some golf to be played, but remember when the Swedish/American was overlooked a couple of years ago by Ian Woosnam?
Could it happen again? The guy’s hot. Will Faldo hold Petterson’s time in America against him? Will he feel Petterson would upset the European solidarity of his team?
Will he be denounced by John McCain?
We’ll find out.
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By the way, Old MacDonald considers himself an honorary Swede, so it's all in the family.
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