Article posted 9/23/04 |
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The Ryder Cup
matches are over and the Europeans have flown back to knowing that for
the next two years, the coveted cup and all that it stands for will
remain in Europe. Congratulations to Captain Bernhard Langer and
his groups of talented players that not only beat the Americans, but
soundly thrashed them in record breaking style.
The world is
now catching up with the Americans in almost every facet of the sporting
World that was
once dominated by the US. Olympic basketball is another area that
has been recently declared open country. What’s next?
Perhaps baseball with the major leagues having many, many so called
imports from South America and Asia.
Golf is now
world wide and next year’s President Cup matches should be note worthy
as the US goes up against the likes of Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Retief
Goosen, Mike Weir, K.J. Choi, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Rory
Sabbatani, and Shigeki Maruyama. These are all established stars
on the PGA tour and again despite the short history of the President’s
Cup, the other so called members of the non –European countries will
give the US more than it can handle. Is it arrogance, is it
leadership of the Captains, is it the individualistic attitude of the US
players? Who really knows!. The world has caught up
worldly cups ownership is now totally up for grabs.
*Paul Yamashige has been writing golf articles in Hawaii for over 15 years.