I think it’s more exciting.
Europe is the defending champion and has dominated the Ryder Cup over the past 30 years, losing the cup only four times since 1985.
The difference between a putt lipping in and lipping out doesn’t seem an terrible lot, but it’s a huge amount of momentum to the team. “We have a lot of players in the Presidents Cup team this year which proves how good these guys are now”.
The two teams drew 10-10 in the first edition previous year, with Thongchai Jaidee captaining Asia and Miguel Angel Jimenez skippering Europe.
“It’s a big golf course”.
“Both teams that are assembled will be desperate to win – when we get to Kuala Lumpur Jeev will be trying to kick my butt and I will be trying to kick his”. “It’s an experience that stays with you forever”. But I’ll never forget that, playing Seve and Jose, and Tom Kite; it was an unbelievable moment in my career.
“I think I will be a good Captain”. Obviously there will be louder cheers here than will were at Gleneagles for the U.S. shots; but respect for our competitors. But I think we will have our players ready.
Darren Clarke expects a wall of noise but immaculate sportsmanship at next year’s Ryder Cup after Europe’s Solheim Cup shame.
It’s always tough for the away team to go into the other one’s territory to try and perform.
“At the Ryder Cup we are always briefed earlier in the week by the rules officials and we don’t touch the ball until we hear either from our opposite number or we are told by the referees”.
But I would be disappointed if the home support wasn’t as loud and vocal as it should be.
The 43 year old from Chandigarh, India, is the son of Olympic athlete parents, his father a sprinter famously known as the flying Sikh, while his mother captained the Indian volleyball team.
“I think Tiger, if he is healthy for the whole year, will be fine”, added Love. We are the elder statesmen a little bit of the game now.
“It’s not only a great honour to be asked to captain the European EurAsia Cup but it’s a great opportunity to get a close hand look at a few younger guys who are doing well on the Tour, who could possibly qualify for the Ryder Cup team”, said Clarke.
Despite his desire to win, however, Love is confident that the best aspects of the game of golf will be on display. “It’s going to be a great week – the guys are really looking forward to it already”.
“Past captains have said the same thing, so we have a family now of willing participants, whether they are going to play or be assistant captains”.