Ryder Cup

Davis Love III

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.

You can check out the full interview below:

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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.

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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.

via The Golf Blog

Ryder Cup Wrap Up

by Derek on October 7, 2010

in Ryder Cup

NEWPORT, WALES - OCTOBER 04: A golf fan watches the play in the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the 2010 Ryder Cup.  Click the continue button to read on or I’ll give out your name and address to the guy in the picture.

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Sun Mountain’s CEO, Rick Reimers apologized to the American Ryder Cup team in an open letter and on their homepage.  In case you were living under a rock this past weekend, the US team’s rain gear was performing so badly, that PGA officials went into the pro shop and bought new rain gear for the entire US team (20 sets at $350 each).  Ironically, the new gear was made by ProQuip, who made the European’s outer wear.  The new duds even featured the European Ryder Cup logo.

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Ryder Cup Monday Highlights

by Derek on October 4, 2010

in Ryder Cup

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.

NEWPORT, WALES - SEPTEMBER 28: Tiger Woods of the USA walks to a green during a practice round prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 28, 2010 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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.

It’s not quite as outlandish as Monty soundproofing the Euro locker room at Celtic Manor, but apparently Corey Pavin has ordered a twitter blackout for the US Ryder Cup team.  Really?  What key info are players going to tweet out to the Euros via Twitter?  I don’t think pictures of their monogrammed hotel pillows are going to cost them the Ryder Cup.

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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?

Practice Rounds Outfits

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.

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