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He may have surrendered his long-standing record as the oldest winner in European Tour history to Miguel Angel Jiménez in 2012, but as he celebrates his 60th birthday today, Des Smyth continues to mature with age, writes the European Senior Tour.
When on one European golf’s most respected and admired veterans says that the Ryder Cup captaincy selection process “doesn’t pass the smell test” you sit up and take notice.
When Paul McGinley writes his autobiography, put me down for two copies. Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup captain will have some stories to tell and lessons to impart on despair, potential, frustration, exhilaration, learning and leadership.
The Ryder Cup was truly memorable but Rory McIlroy’s eight-shot win in the US PGA at Kiawah Island will go down as the highlight of a wonderful summer that was not without its moments of controversy.
"We are going to have to change our system because there is a lot of politics going on" - Des Smyth on Euro captaincy
Ryder Cup veteran Des Smyth has called on the European Tour to kick “politics” out of bounds when it comes to selecting a Ryder Cup captain.
Des Smyth finished 12th behind winner David Frost in the year-ending MCB Tour Championship to take his season’s earnings on the European Senior Tour beyond €150,000.
Des Smyth wants to win in his swinging 60s after losing his oldest winner’s record to Miguel Angel Jiménez.
Golf is an all-Ireland sport but if distinctions are to be made between professionals from north and south of the border, Shane Lowry achieved a rare feat on Monday.
Des Smyth believes Irish golf should celebrate Rory McIlroy’s incredible achievements and consign political bickering and sectarian strife to the dark ages.