Monday, September 22, 2008
Paul Azinger Now More Popular than Barack Obama?
Well, that title might be a little deceiving. He probably isn't as popular as Barack, but he is getting the nod from his players about coaching the team again in 2010.
"Zinger in 2010," Phil Mickelson.
"Zinger in 2010," Justin Leonard added.
I think it makes logical sense. Azinger did it all right, and never was a jerk about any of it. He made little pod groups to play together and develop a solid relationship. He changed the format to better suit his players. He added more captain's picks so he wouldn't get stuck with someone like Davis Love III because he played well four years ago. I'm in for Paul Azinger, even though people think Fred Couples will get the captaincy for the next matches.
If that is the case, we can only hope he takes a crash course in Paul Azinger-ing the Ryder Cup.
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