We’re three weeks away from the Ryder Cup, the biennial competition between the United States and Europe. The U.S. leads the all-time series 26-13 and holds the Cup after winning in convincing fashion at Hazeltine in 2016.
We’re counting down the days until the opening tee shot, no doubt.
For all of Spain’s charm and widespread appeal, perhaps golf has received a short shrift from casual observers in discussions covering the nation’s allure. Like a hidden diamond in a showcase of gems, the golf courses are eclectic, entertaining and enjoyable, offering a variety of styles from an outstanding collection of architects.
Both captains for the 2012 Ryder Cup in Medinah have now been announced and I believe that both are very worthy selections. The ‘not so’ big secret of Davis Love III’s appointment was announced yesterday and he will lead the US team against Jose Maria Olazabal and the Europeans when the two meet again next year. As a veteran of 6 Ryder Cups, as a player, and as vice captain to Corey Pavin, Davis is highly qualified for the job of trying to wrestle the Ryder Cup back from Europe. Click here for more details.
I was delighted to learn today that Jose Maria Olazabal has been confirmed as Colin Montgomerie’s successor to be the European Ryder Cup Captain. He was always the favorite to take over from Monty – but it was never guaranteed – and there was even speculation that he would prefer to concentrate on his own golf and try to qualify for the matches in 2012.
Having competed in 7 matches over a 19 year career, Jose Maria is a Ryder Cup legend. He lies 5th in the European standings for most matches won and most points won respectively. Click here for more details.