Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending a few minutes interviewing Davis Love III. We talked about the Ryder Cup and how he thinks we match up against the Europeans. You can tell that he’s excited about being a Ryder Cup captain and has been thinking quite a bit about what he needs to do to lead the team to a win next year in Chicago.
We also discussed his philosophy for course design, introducing Michael Jordan to the game (and the role Jordan may play at the Ryder Cup), and cigars.
Ian Poulter has had the Ryder Cup in his possession for the last few days and has really been enjoying himself. I’m sure some people will be offended, but honestly I think it’s pretty mild compared to what the Stanley Cup has been through. Click the continue link to view the rest of the videos.
In case you haven’t seen this, here’s a video of Hunter Mahan from the post-Ryder Cup press conference. Watch this video and tell me that the US team doesn’t care about winning. As I said my Ryder Cup Wrap-Up, Hunter has nothing to be ashamed of. Also a very classy move from Phil to step in and grab the mic when Mahan starts to stumble.
Congrats to the Euros. They played some great golf. And the Americans have nothing at all to be ashamed of. You can’t ask for a better finish that having it come down to the last few holes of the last match. I’ll post a breakdown tomorrow. But for now, here’s a video clip of the Monday highlights.
Tiger was seen using a mallet putter (presumably a Scotty Cameron Del Mar) during Tuesday’s practice round at Celtic Manor. If he puts the new putter in play this weekend, it would be the 2nd time he’s put a new putter in play in recent months.
Is Sean Foley’s swing instruction influencing Tiger’s putting stroke as well? It certainly takes some stones to swap out a putter that you’ve won 13 majors with, but he could probably use the change.
The putter appears to be a Nike Method #3, although there are conflicting reports about whether he is actually gaming the putter or simply testing it out around the course. Either way, I’m sure Nike is dying to finally get one of their putters in Tiger’s bag for good.
I never thought I would write so many posts (two!) about golf clothing in one day, but apparently the Tampa Bay Devil Rays got together with Loudmouth Golf yesterday to try on some of Loudmouth’s unique golf apparel. Maybe they could be the clothing provider for the US Team at the next Ryder Cup?
Golf.com posted up some new pictures of the USA Ryder Cup outfits. There has been a lot of press around Lisa Pavin’s attempt to bring a “retro” look to this year’s Ryder Cup. In my opinion, the best looking outfits are the ones for the practice rounds. I could actually see myself wearing those outfits on the course.