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2008 U.S. Ryder Cup captain

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TwoGloves, Sep 24, 2006.

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Who will be the next U.S. captain to lose the Ryder Cup?

  1. Paul Azinger

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Mark Calcavecchia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Fred Couples

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Fred Funk

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Jay Haas

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Mark O'Meara

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  7. Corey Pavin

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    So who gets the job? To me, Azinger sounds like he might be the one that gets it but why hasn't somebody like Calcavecchia been mentioned? He and Azinger both have one major among 12 PGA Tour victories. And Funk doesn't have a major, but he's well-liked by just about everybody and he's got seven PGA Tour victories to Lehman's five. Jay Haas (9) has won more PGA Tour events than Lehman. O'Meara might be too old and I wonder if being part of the contingent that wanted money to play in the Ryder Cup might have killed his chances. I'm not sure Couples has the personality (or desire) to be a captain. I say Azinger gets it.
     
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    It may as well be Happy Gilmore, because we lose as long as Europe has better golfers as a whole, which they do now.

    I say Fred Funk only because of the college coaching experience.
     
  3. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    So if he's still alive, is Bob Barker one of Happy's assistants?
     
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Bob Barker NEVER forgave him.
     
  5. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    "Bitch!"
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I hope it is Jay Haas, a first class guy.
    I can't imagine it will be.

    But, as shot said, does it matter? Their golfers are better 1-12.
     
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I voted for Azinger. No real reason. Gut feeling, maybe, from the choices?
     
  8. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Can there be an other -- Tiger Woods?
     
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Another question: Why do you think Johnny Miller was never a captain? I'm guessing it has something to do with his candid analysis, some of which is over the top. What in the world was up with the "Verplunk" comment he made yesterday? I've always admired Verplank for everything he's overcome.
     
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I repeat - what did Verplank say?
     
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Are their golfers really better 1-12 or do they just show more heart than the US team does?
     
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    That's a very good point Hank. They may not be better talents 1-12 but showing more heart is part of the equation that makes them better.
     
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