Monday, September 6, 2010
The Ryder Cup Team 2010
So, now that Tiger's blown his chance to make the Ryder Cup team through his own merits a lot of conversation is being held about whether or not captain Corey Pavin should pick Tiger as a wild card. I say no and here's why. Tiger is a wild card. The Ryder Cup is a team event that Tiger has never been good at. He's not a team guy. Isn't that obvious? His record in the Ryder Cup is 7-11-2. And no one seems to enjoy his company or want to hang out with him. Being together, playing with random partners and making it work is part of the magic of the Ryder Cup. So in my opinion, I think Tiger only hurts the US team. Now, my opinion begs the question, who else should make the team then if not Tiger. I'm not going to answer that because I haven't paid close enough attention to analyze that. But based on Tiger's not so great record in past Ryder Cups, coupled with the fact that he's not playing all that well right now, combined with the fact that no one seems to want to be around the guy, I hope Pavin does not pick him. I think he will though because it would be too bold of a move not to and if he loses without Tiger, that'd be the great speculation for weeks to come. But for me, the real mystery is this: Can they win with Tiger? What do you think? I'd love to know what golfers are thinking on the eve before the team gets finalized.