Hooks and Cuts Ryder Cup to Lima Beans


  • There’s no place for hatred in a Ryder Cup. But if it helps to work up just a mild disdain for an opponent, then Colin Montgomerie did the U.S. a favor by tabbing Sergio Garcia as a vice captain.
  • Peter Uihlein winning the U.S. Amateur extends the family golf dynasty. Dad Wally is the boss at Acushnet/Titleist, among the most influential people in the sport. That Peter inherited his dad’s work ethic rather than money speaks volumes about father and son.
  • If The Barclays was a basketball playoff, it turned out to be an opening-round seven-gamer decided in the final 30 seconds with Matt Kuchar hitting a big three late.
  • The Molinari brothers are disciplined, tee-to-green forces and will be a very tough tandem for the U.S. to handle in the Ryder Cup.
  • Suddenly Phil Mcikelson is as much of a question mark as Tiger Woods, maybe more.
  • Dustin Johnson keeps getting knocked down and keeps getting up, ambling forward with that Wyoming cowboy walk.
  • Do you like PGA Tour parity?
  • If “he’d be fun to watch” was reason enough, Rickie Fowler should play the Ryder Cup.
  • Expect The Barclays to extend its sponsorship through 2016. They execute extremely well.
  • When did the Ryder Cup start looking like the NBA with almost as many assistants as players?
  • Fame aside, Tiger is now just another divorced father of two who failed at a first marriage, along with millions of other men.
  • A rusty Lee Westwood should concern Monty as well.
  • Kooch has several things going for him: a reliable move, a great short game and a consistently super positive attitude.
  • We never knew Elin Nordegren the way we know Amy Mickelson.
  • Paul Casey wishing the European team well with tears in his eyes was classy, plain and simple.
  • Not a fan of the Jersey jug handle, but I do like Jersey diners. At 1 in the morning, you can get bacon and eggs as well as pot roast with Lima beans. And the other night, I had a hankering for lima beans.