RealClearSports
Advertisement

Players' Support Boosts McGinley to Captaincy

AP Photo

Paul McGinley, who received overwhelming support from players who made up the European Ryder Cup team that won at Medinah in September, was named captain Tuesday night for the 2014 matches.

McGinley, 46, a three-time Ryder Cup participant who served as assistant captain the past two Ryder Cups, emerged from what appeared to be a spirited debate as to who should lead the team at Gleneagles, Scotland.

"Obviously absolutely thrilled and delighted to have this honor to lead the European team,'' said McGinley, who posted a 2-2-5 record in three winning European appearances and has four career European Tour titles. "To be leading the cream of the crop in the Ryder Cup is going to be a huge honor. To...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

50 Years Since Arnie's Charge in L.A.

Carl M. Cannon, RealClearSports - January 7, 2013

On this day, January 7, an American icon unleashed one of his patented final-day charges to win the Los Angeles Open.   The year was 1963, and the scene was the 11th hole at Rancho Park Golf Course. With his good looks, humble... more »

4 F's Could Secure Golf's Future Growth

Ron Sirak, Golf Digest - January 9, 2013

One of the oddities of the Tiger Woods Era has nothing to do with fire hydrants, swing changes, knee surgeries or a sudden surge in missed putts. While more people are watching golf than ever before, fewer are playing it, at... more »

'Goofy Golf' Grates on Tour Players

Cameron Morfit, Golf.com - January 6, 2013

The view from paradise has turned into the view from the inside of your washing machine. That's been just one of the surprises at the wacky Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course, where balls were getting blown... more »

Teeing Up Top 10 Kapalua Storylines

Mike Dudurich, Bleacher Report - January 4, 2013

Get past the spectacular scenery, the whitecaps on the Pacific Ocean, the occasional whale sightings and the great golf holes on the Plantation Course at Kapalua and consider what might be the top storylines Friday through... more »

Woods Enters Career-Defining Crucible

Jim Moriarty, Golf World - January 16, 2013

Something was missing. What it is, as the lyric goes, ain't exactly clear. Finding it was the unsolved mystery of last year and the promise of this one. Whether Tiger Woods locates it in time to break Jack Nicklaus' major... more »