Updates From The Tour – Ryder Cup Update
Davis Love III was announced as the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team at a news conference last Thursday at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, the site of the 2012 matches. He will be leading the U.S. Team that is still licking it wounds after a loss to the Colin Montgomerie led European squad that defeated the U. S. in Wales last fall.
“To be named Ryder Cup captain is a thrill I never thought I would have. I’d love to share that with my father,” said a choked-up Love, whose father, longtime PGA player Davis Love Jr., died in a plane crash early in Love’s career. “I know somehow I am. … There’s not a tour player out there that plays one tour event or six Ryder Cups that doesn’t have a PGA professional that led them to that position.”
Love — a 20-time winner on the PGA Tour, including the 1997 PGA Championship — will lead 12 players in an attempt to win back the cup. Some question whether he is tough enough to motivate the team and tactical enough to find the right match ups within his crew.
“I’m a players’ captain,” said Love, who has played on six Ryder Cup teams. “I’ll try to get them what they need to be successful. I’m not going to tell the best players in the world how to play golf. I’m not going to read their putts. A good leader knows he’s got a great team.”
Earlier in the month, two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal was named captain of Europe’s team.
Correcting my Updates From The Tour article from last week a clearly disgruntled Dustin Johnson dismissed rumors that he was dating LPGA star and Mega-Babe Natalie Gulbis. He emphatically denied any romantic involvement with her and essentially called her out on some comments that she had made the week before regarding their relationship. Dude are you sure? Is that your final answer.
A shout out goes to PGA Tour Rookie and 1st time winner Jhonattan Vegas for his win last Week at The 2011 Bob Hope Classic defeating Bill Haas and fellow tour rookie Gary Woodland in a three way playoff.
On the Senior Tour John Cook won the 2011 Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Martin Kaymer dominated the field and won by 8 shots over Rory McIlroy to win the HSBC Golf Championship. He is en fuego having won the PGA Championship, KLM Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in addition to the HSBC since August of 2010. I would not be surprised to see him become the No. 1 Ranked player in the world this year.
In Good Health and Good Golf,
Terp Golf Dude