Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Ryder Cup is Going to France!!!
Freedom fries be damned, because in 2018, the American Ryder Cup team will be storming France. Yes, for the first time in the history of the Ryder Cup, France will be the host country, and all their history in winning big golf tournaments will be remembered.
Kidding, obviously. I like that the Ryder Cup is moving away from the United Kingdom and to a place it hasn't been yet. It isn't for another seven years, but it's still cool to think Le Golf National Course in Versailles is going to host one of the biggest golf events in the world. The strange part? Who in the world is going to be on the team?
Here are the ages of some of the biggest golfers in the game when this takes place:
Tiger Woods - 42
Phil Mickelson - 47
Lee Westwood - 45
Miguel Angel Jimenez - 54
Jim Furyk - 48
So, it isn't like some of the guys that have been fixtures on the teams lately could even be in France for this, and when you think that Rickie Fowler was on the U.S. squad in 2010 at the age of 21, some pre-teen that we've never heard of could make this team.
(Also, there has been a Frenchman major champion before ... Arnaud Massy won the 1907 British Open at Royal Liverpool, so don't think Jean Van de Velde will be the only one we're talking about that week.)