The Loop

"A boozed-up band of xenophobic morons"

January 31, 2009

Golf writer John Huggan weighed in in Scotland on Sunday on the selection of Colin Montgomerie as the European Ryder Cup captain in 2010, explaining, as the headline said, why Monty's time is now. Among the reasons, Huggan explained, is that 2012 would not work inasmuch as the Ryder Cup then will be played at Medinah, outside Chicago, "a city where the locals have been known to metaphorically eat their young.

"Medinah had the potential to be another Boston '99, where and when Monty was shamefully and profanely abused by a boozed-up band of xenophobic morons," Huggan wrote. "In the wake of such nauseating scenes it has long been obvious that, if Monty was ever to be a Ryder Cup captain, he would have to be billeted in the home locker room." For Monty, he concluded, it was now or never.

-- John Strege