Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monty could be giving Americans the Ryder Cup jitters already

There are a good few months to the Ryder Cup match in the autumn at Celtic Manor ... but are the Americans as a golfing nation getting jittery already.
Why do I ask?
Well, Alan Shipnuck, Senior Writer on the Sports Illustrated staff, writing on the website had this to say in his summing up of the European Royal Trophy victory over Asia last weekend:

"In front of the home crowd, the overachiever from Thailand (Thongchoi Jaidee) had a chance to win his singles match against Henrik Stenson and send the Royal Trophy into sudden death, but Jaidee missed a 12-footer on the 18th hole, handing the Trophy to Europe.
"The worst part? Having Europe's smarmy captain, Colin Montgomerie, gloat about what this means vis-a-vis the Ryder Cup."

Now, Monty can be many things but "smarmy" is not one that comes readily to mind.
Is this the first pop shot by the American media at OUR Ryder Cup captain?
I shall keep my eyes peeled for more of the same as I trawl the US golf websites.

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