AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND | Things are relatively quiet here but there are three days still left before the start of the Ryder Cup. Captain and players from each team are spending time alternating between being coy and saying practically nothing at all.
What could Tom Watson or Paul McGinley say today that they didn’t say yesterday, the day before, last month or last year? McGinley says he might not pair the Northern Irish juggernaut, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, not because they have a rift pursuant to a pending lawsuit, but for tactical and statistical reasons.
Apparently, McGinley doesn’t have a long enough memory to realize that the Ryder Cup is won more on emotion than it is on mere tactics. Pair ’em together, Paul. It’ll be fun.