Ryder Cup Corner: Europe's sky signs; Etiquette missing; Bilious Barton says...; Pep takes a little peep
Monday 01 October 2012
Love doesn't mind Europe's sky signs
Across the weekend, the opportunistic bookmakers Paddy Power flew smoke signs in the air in support of the Team Europe, including "Do it for Seve", and erm.. "Europe has better hair", but one American didn't mind the sight at all. "Some of it was actually funny, when they said Zach [Johnson] should play from the red [closest] tees," their captain Davis Love III said. "I didn't think Zach thought it was very funny but everybody in my cart thought it was funny."
Speaking off golfing etiquette, some of it disappeared on the course yesterday too. When on the 17th hole, instead of conceding the hole to his opponent in the usual fashion, Jason Dufner made Peter Hanson take his putt – despite it being only 15 inches from the hole.
Bilious Barton says...
Another major sporting event, and the usual Twitter commentary from Joey Barton. "American golf fanatics are such an intolerable collection of the human form" was one of the Queen's Park Rangers midfielder's musings from France, where he is currently on loan at Marseilles.
Pep takes a little peep
Now that it looks like he won't be in the hot seat at Chelsea this term, how better can former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola spend some of his year of self-imposed football exile than go see some Ryder Cup action? "I live close to Chicago, and it's a good time to travel here and enjoy the Ryder Cup," the 41-year-old Spaniard said. "I have a year off, and I'm resting. This is my first time at a Ryder Cup. Jose Maria Olazabal invited me here, and I'm having a good time."
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