Monday, September 22
Finger Pointers Take Dead Aim at Nick Faldo
Justin Rose and Nick Faldo at the 2007 Open.
NICK FALDO LOST THE RYDER CUP. Nick Faldo. Europe’s captain. Great player, lousy coach. Really, really horrendous. Atrocious. Bad, very bad. You get the drift.
I’m pretty darn certain of this because of the British press reports that are piling up faster than Ryder Cup merchandise sales. “Faldo Folly” and “Captain Calamity” were two of today’s headlines, according to the AP.
“Nick Faldo, not the crowd, was America's 13th Man,” reported the Daily Mail. The Times of London said, “Faldo inspired chaos.”
Did The Telegraph join in? Yes. Yes, they did.
Faldo was “about to pay the price of a lifetime of self serving, of devotion to the cult of the individual.”
And I thought Americans were sore losers.
There is a bright side. At least Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington won’t have to take responsibility for their goose eggs in the win column.
−The Armchair Golfer