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Ian Poulter Ryder Cup

‘Ian Poulter says he would ‘love’ to captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team’

So Poult’s fancy’s a shot at being captain to Europe’s Ryder Cup team one day. If there is anything you can say about Poulter is that he is very passionate to the cause and never shy’s away from displays of excitement and competition.

Fresh from writing his autobiography ‘No Limits’, which has been touted as an entertaining read, not surprisingly the outspoken Englishman is coy in an interview with the Telegraph giving his rivals too much advice on how to discover the winning formula

“I’m not sure I would like to give them titbits,” he says. “Obviously they don’t have the right blend, they haven’t got it right, they’ve had issues, that was apparent. But no, hell, they’ll just have to figure it out themselves.”

Poulter who seems to work better as a team and has had a really bad year as a result in part to injuries sustained, seems to be in his element when working for a victory for Europe. He does indeed put on a great show of patriotism, but as do some of the most reserved players like Seve, Faldo, and Monty

However the three likely candidates seem to be Jiménez, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn. Poulters vote is with Darren Clark for the 2016 Ryder Cup and he claims he would prefer to play a few more before putting himself forward as Captain.

What are your thoughts on Poulter leading Europe to victory one day? Who would you like to see heading the Ryder Cup in Hazeltine, Minnesota in 2016?

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USA’s Ryder Cup Task Force

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USA’s new Ryder Cup Task Force

I have just been reading an Article by Rob Lee of Sky Sports, with regard to USA’s new Ryder Cup Task Force. He has quite strong views with regards to the process the PGA of America follow and suggest that us Europeans have it sussed when it comes to the make- up of the Ryder Cup ‘The European Tour seems to have it spot on for me – its committee selects the next captain, while players regularly make the transition from vice-captain to the top job later down the line.’

So who you may ask is on the Task force?Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker ,Tom Lehmann and lastly and most controversially is Tiger Woods, a man in Rob Lees and my opinion has never seemed that invested in the Ryder Cup and certainly does not have the best public standing to keep the Americans glued to their TV screens.

Another glaring omission from the Task Force is the last winning captain (2008) Paul Azinger, who’s ‘pod system’ proved highly successful in winning that years Ryder Cup. You would be expecting the PGA of America to be falling over themselves to get him to join the Task Force and help them develop the winning formula.

What are your thoughts on the new American Ryder Cup Task Force, do you agree they may have made a faux pas when it comes to including Tiger in the mix?

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