Paddy to captain Ryder Cup!

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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,818 ✭✭
    No surprises there at all. It will be interesting how his style and personality will fit into being a Ryder Cup captain. Here's hoping he takes to it like a duck to water!
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  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,231 ✭✭
    Well you can pencil Sergio in for the 12 spot in singles. lol
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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,075 ✭✭
    He's always been one of my favorites.



    Glad to see him get the captaincy image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    That make three captains from Ireland (the island) in 4 Ryder Cups, no? And Graeme McDowell must be in the running in a few years time.
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,633 ✭✭


    That make three captains from Ireland (the island) in 4 Ryder Cups, no? And Graeme McDowell must be in the running in a few years time.




    Please, we are trying to forget Clarke's captaincy image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,141 ✭✭
    Not to surprising. The way they do their system it was almost a given after last year
  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 3,015 ✭✭
    Awesome but going to be hard to root against him.



    Smart guy, like-able guy and great backstory.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,818 ✭✭
    Vice Captain for the last 3 stagings, meant it was almost guaranteed just like it being Westwood in 2022 is all but the same.

    Any news on when the US will make their announcement?
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  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    European golf really does have a hard-on for all things Irish at the moment.



    I think he’ll be a disaster. He’ll have too many ideas and end up confusing everyone, like how he confused himself with his swing.
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  • mukstermukster Is this the year? North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,500 ✭✭
    I believe he may be a bit "quirky" for the job. I can see him coming up with a few really "out there" decisions that will either turn him into a folk hero or make him more hated in Ireland than Oliver Cromwell.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,818 ✭✭


    European golf really does have a hard-on for all things Irish at the moment.



    I think he’ll be a disaster. He’ll have too many ideas and end up confusing everyone, like how he confused himself with his swing.




    I have an image of him crazily driving around on a cart a la Seve in 1997 alas with an awful lot less charm that Seve.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,015 ✭✭
    The Nutty Professor gets his shot!

    He might be a bit bonkers, but he's class chap, and I hope he leads the Euros to another victory image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • rangersgoalierangersgoalie Members Posts: 1,769 ✭✭
    Will be a lot of great interviews
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  • nichhonichho Members Posts: 1,921 ✭✭
    He comes across as a very intelligent person. I've got him down as more McGinley than Clarke and definitely no Faldo.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,015 ✭✭
    edited Jan 8, 2019 5:37pm #17
    nichho wrote:


    He comes across as a very intelligent person. I've got him down as more McGinley than Clarke and definitely no Faldo.


    Agreed. Clarke's "contribution" as a Captain is limited to the stupidly expensive kit they now wear.
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    MattyO1984 wrote:


    Vice Captain for the last 3 stagings, meant it was almost guaranteed just like it being Westwood in 2022 is all but the same.



    Any news on when the US will make their announcement?




    Phil will let us know when he makes his decision.
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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,452 ✭✭
    Almost an impossible task to beat the US team in the US in 2020 with their young and talented side.



    Good luck to Harrington though.
  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,633 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:

    nichho wrote:


    He comes across as a very intelligent person. I've got him down as more McGinley than Clarke and definitely no Faldo.


    Agreed. Clarke's "contribution" as a Captain is limited to the stupidly expensive kit they now wear.




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  • OutBackHackOutBackHack Members Posts: 910 ✭✭
    iBanesto wrote:


    Almost an impossible task to beat the US team in the US in 2020 with their young and talented side.



    Good luck to Harrington though.




    Haha, that is rich!

  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 905 ClubWRX
    the bishop wrote:


    Well you can pencil Sergio in for the 12 spot in singles. lol






    Yeah curious to see how both Paddy and Sergio handle this. Sergio has been such an icon for the European team, wonder if he will get picked if he is just outside of automatically making the team.

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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,255 ✭✭
    edited Jan 9, 2019 2:29pm #24
    the bishop wrote:


    Well you can pencil Sergio in for the 12 spot in singles. lol




    Didn't they bury the hatchet when they were attending Rory's wedding?



    Edit: I knew I recalled reading about that - https://www.golfdige...cilroys-wedding
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  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 3,015 ✭✭

    the bishop wrote:


    Well you can pencil Sergio in for the 12 spot in singles. lol




    Didn't they bury the hatchet when they were attending Rory's wedding?



    Edit: I knew I recalled reading about that - https://www.golfdige...cilroys-wedding




    It looks like the happy couple has adopted a son.
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  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,147 ✭✭
    Congrats to him.Hes also a sacrificial lamb.When they lose stateside he will be mercilessly blamed inevitably...
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    I hear he's asking Rors to relocate his accent
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  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,015 ✭✭
    lowheel wrote:


    Congrats to him.Hes also a sacrificial lamb.When they lose stateside he will be mercilessly blamed inevitably...


    Nah water off a ducks back. Paddy is so in his own a head we won't even notice, so the journos won't even bother.

    They'll skewer Rory for not showing enough passion, showing too much passion stupid faker, not hitting good wedges, not hitting clutch putts, not...



    Of course it won't really matter when they win it 15 1/2 to 12 1/2 after the Belgian Thomases go a collective 6-0-2 and Phil spends the week heckling the US team. Hey never too early for predictions
  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,452 ✭✭
    Robert Karlsson may be a darkhorse for future Ryder Cup captaincy.



    He is well respected on tour and has been a vice-captain.



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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,255 ✭✭
    lowheel wrote:


    Congrats to him.Hes also a sacrificial lamb.When they lose stateside he will be mercilessly blamed inevitably...




    I disagree to some extent, if a Euro captain loses away from home and does a good job with regards to the players then the criticism seems to be far less. For example Faldo vs Clarke, the levels of criticism for those two were miles apart. Lots of leaks to the press about the former being a bad captain not so much with the latter. I think the Euro press is realistic that the US team will almost always be heavy favourites when playing at home.
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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,452 ✭✭

    lowheel wrote:


    Congrats to him.Hes also a sacrificial lamb.When they lose stateside he will be mercilessly blamed inevitably...




    I disagree to some extent, if a Euro captain loses away from home and does a good job with regards to the players then the criticism seems to be far less. For example Faldo vs Clarke, the levels of criticism for those two were miles apart. Lots of leaks to the press about the former being a bad captain not so much with the latter. I think the Euro press is realistic that the US team will almost always be heavy favourites when playing at home.




    James vs Faldo vs Clarke.
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