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Captain Montgomerie

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Colin Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie will lead the European Ryder Cup challenge for 2010 Ryder Cup

Montgomerie was unanimously chosen by the 15-man committee after an hour and 10 minutes meeting.

He immediately launched his captaincy by declaring that he expects to be granted an extra captains pick. Monty was clearly delighted with the honour – “This is obviously one of my proudest moments,
It is a huge responsibility having lost the last Ryder Cup. It is important we do everything we can to claim back the Ryder Cup in 2010. It just seems the time is right for me to take the helm here and be captain.”

Ryder Cup Captains Spat

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

You know the Ryder Cup season is firmly in train when the first PR salvos are fired! In a recent article in the UK paper Mail on Sunday Paul Azinger loosed the following shot across Nick Faldo’s bow…

“Nick Faldo has tried to redefine himself,” “I’d say he is both who he is and who he was.
“Some people have bought it. Some have not. But if you’re going to be a p***k and everyone hates you, why do you think that just because you’re trying to be cute and funny on air now that the same people are all going to start to like you?”
“The bottom line is that the players from his generation and mine really don’t want to have anything to do with him. He did what he did as a player and there are consequences.”

The Mail on Sunday is not exactly the paper of record and as we all know controversy sells papers however there’s often no smoke without a fire…