Pavin named Ryder Cup captain

on January 5, 2009 by Administrator

The former US Open champion, Corey Pavin, has been named as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team for the 2010 tournament, which will be held in Wales at Celtic Manor.

The player has some experience in the role of a leader, since he acted as Tom Lehman’s assistant two years ago at the K Club in Ireland. Pavin will be hoping to turn the fortunes of the American team in Europe around once he takes charge, since they have not won on the continent since 1993.

Pavin still remembers this victory, since he was an instrumental part of the successful team. The player, who has revealed that becoming captain of the Ryder Cup team is a “dream come true”, will hope to mirror the fortunes of Paul Azinger, who managed to lead the American team to victory over the European team in September.

Azinger could not be persuaded to continue his role as captain but Pavin is undoubtedly a sensible choice. The player, who is forty-nine years of age, was ecstatic at the news, since the tournament, which in his opinion is “the greatest event in the world”, is in his “blood”.

Pavin’s golfing career has been a long one but he still remembers his debut in the Ryder Cup in 1991. He reflected upon this clash in an emotional manner, stating that “listening to the national anthem, experiencing the pressure for the first time” reinforced his love for the competition and made him hungry for future success.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Name and email are required.