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Montgomerie The Right Man?

Ryder Cup
by FAC51 (U14621023) 21 September 2010
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I was just wondering what your views on Colin leading the European side into and during the forthcoming Ryder Cup.

For me personally, I am not convinced he has the right leadership qualities for such an appointment. His man-management skills are dubious and not much really needs to be said about his temperament.

Thankfully, he has several "lieutenants" to keep him on the right path.

Result-wise, I feel that the Americans may just have too much strength in depth for this one and will probably take it by 3-5 points.

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted Sep 23, 2010

Everyone gets caught in the moment. Thats completely different to making the RC your number one golfing priority as many Europeans seem to do.
Thank heavens for people like Casey who are sensible enough to know that golf is about individual goals, which is how the Americans think.

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posted Sep 23, 2010

Diggers, you are letting your dislike of the Ryder Cup get in the way of rational thought.
Americans do not have to worry about gaining points because they already play on the US Tour. Ambitious Europeans divide their time between the two and hope to qualify for the Ryder Cup. It doesn't mean they are entirely focussed on their individual career as Casey was reported to be distraught at missing out.
I don't think that any Europeans make Ryder Cup their first priority, i'm sure it comes after the majors.

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posted Sep 23, 2010

Everyone gets caught in the moment. Thats completely different to making the RC your number one golfing priority as many Europeans seem to do.
Thank heavens for people like Casey who are sensible enough to know that golf is about individual goals, which is how the Americans think.

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The same casey who stated he was totally devasted not to be picked and it would take him a while to get over it . For someone who hates the Ryder Cup i would of thought you would of rather avoid all conversations regarding it yet you seem to post a lot about it

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted Sep 23, 2010

What do you expect him to say? You do understand these people are PR briefed dont you?
I dont hate the RC, I just have a different opinion to a lot of people on it and that to me makes for some interesting debates.
I dont really see why what I choose to post or not post about should concern you in any way, thats certainly the view I hold about your posts.

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posted Sep 23, 2010

So it wont matter what the players say it will be about PR - it doesnt matter how they react - it will be them caught in the moment . The Ryder Cup means a lot more to the players than people give it credit - reactions and words mean a lot .

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted Sep 23, 2010

If you say so, I presonally think actions speak louder than words and he was prepared to risk his place by not playing events in which he could have gained points.
Jiminez, a player in his twilight years chose a different route.

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posted Sep 23, 2010

Then what about the actions of the players when they are playing the RC ? or is that them being caught up in the moment . Im betting if Casey knew he wasnt going to get picked he would of changed his schedule - other players have commented on how devasted he was not to make it .

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted Sep 23, 2010

He was prepared to take that gamble clearly, thats all you can judge anything on.
Of course they will go along and enjoy it, Ive never said that wouldnt be the case have I? The whole event gets hyped to a frenzy and the players like anyone will be effected by that.

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posted Sep 23, 2010

So dont the reactions and the emotions of the players suggest to you that it does actually mean a lot to the players ?

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted Sep 23, 2010

I see a player win any event and they get excited and emotional, why would taht change for the RC? Where have I said that I dont think it means a lot to them, Ive said IMO to some players it means too much to the detriment of their own aims.
If you read through my posts , I dont blame you for not going back through them obviously, my main beef is with the Team Europe concept which doesnt resonate to me, personaly, on any level.

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