Monday, January 4, 2010

Corey Pavin: American Ryder Cup 2010 Captain

They call him ‘The Bulldog’ and Corey Pavin, the United States Ryder Cup 2010 Captain is, like his sobriquet, fiercely loyal and patriotic to the core.

He firmly believes his body is filled with the spirit and tradition of the contest and all it means to his fellow countrymen. “The Ryder Cup is in my blood,” he said. “If you cut my arm open, Ryder Cup would just pour out.”

Some quote. What is more, he is deadly serious. From the day, in 1991, when he urged on the American galleries at Kiawah Island in his famous camouflage cap in support of the troops engaged in Desert Storm, the biennial gathering has not just trickled through his veins – it has surged.

One thing is certain then, Colin Montgomerie and his European Team will have the toughest of opponents at the helm at The Celtic Manor Resort in October 2010.

Normal professional golfers enjoy team golf but put their true heart and soul into the individual game. Not so Pavin. Skippering the US Team has been his prime ambition since his Kiawah Island debut. “I got goose-bumps all over my body when I got the call from the PGA of America,” he said.

However, he knows he has a hard act to follow in Paul Azinger but, despite being his own man, Pavin is a good listener too. He has already revealed he plans to use all the positives he can from previous US Captains. 

Ryder Cup experience and know-how is something that Pavin has in abundance. On the up side, he helped the United States triumph in 1991 and again at The Belfry in 1993, where he had the dubious honour of nervously hitting the first ball on the Friday morning. “Lanny Wadkins and I were paired together and I remember I had a difficult time just getting my ball onto the tee my hand was shaking so much,” he said. “I was able to kind of drop it and thank goodness it managed to stay on the tee somehow. If it hadn’t, I think

Whether in victory or defeat, though, Pavin is a man who always takes the positives out of everything he does. Take his first experience of Wales in 2009, for example, when he contested The Celtic Manor Wales Open on The Twenty Ten Course that will be the scene of what promises to be an epic clash. 

How tough is Pavin himself? Well, his slight physique belies a dogged disposition that is aptly shown in his nickname. You do not become the US PGA Tour Player of the Year, as he did in 1991, as a shrinking violet. You also do not win a Major Championship without having an enduring will to beat the best, as he did in 1995, when he produced one of the most famous strokes in golf to claim the US Open Championship title. The vision of his magical four wood shot soaring nearly 230 yards to land just five feet from the pin will forever frequent the 18th hole at Shinnecock Hills alongside the spirits of the Indian Braves who once lived there.

Rugby Hospitality: For this match sports hospitality is available form corporate hospitality group. Corporate hospitality introduce a variety of Corporate hospitality Packages. They provide 100% security and privacy to customer Information. You can reserve your rugby hospitality with confidance and with fear.

For upcoming sports information please visit Corporate Hospitality Events

Book your Ryder Cup Hospitality Ryder Cup Hospitality

Bookmark and Share

No comments:

Post a Comment