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European Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley says he will rely on his “gut feeling” before deciding if he wants an extra captain’s pick for the 2014 clash with Tom Watson’s USA at Gleneagles.
Paul McGinley clearly recalls the first time he met Tom Watson. It was at the US PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club in 2001.
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.
Padraig Harrington insists that Europe must avoid comparisons and appoint Paul McGinley to take on Tom Watson at Gleneagles rather than asking Darren Clarke to play captain fantastic in the 2014 Ryder Cup.
"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.
As Darren Clarke confessed to struggling with some swing changes, the plaudits continue to pour in for Rory McIlroy and Tom Watson.
Those who have been predicting a slow 2014 Ryder Cup captaicy death for Paul McGinley since Darren Clarke threw his hat into the ring last summer had that told-you-so look on their faces last night.
Tom Watson believes Rory McIlroy can take another step towards grabbing golf’s vacant World Heavyweight belt this week.
But while the five-time Open champion sees a lot of himself in the Holywood idol - especially the way he shed his choker’s tag after the Masters - he reckons only time will tell if the 22-year old can fill the considerable void left in the game by a damaged Tiger Woods.
Padraig Harrington has confessed that the pressure of trying to win major No 4 is no laughing matter.
But eight-time major champion Tom Watson believes the Dubliner’s never say die spirit will see him emerge from the “doldrums”, if that is an accurate way to describe a two-year victory drought.
Padraig Harrington has the driving ambition to avoid disaster in a car crash Open Championship and snatch his third Claret Jug and his fourth major title.