Strange Choice Didn’t Pay Off
The only consolation in the United States losing the Ryder Cup was that the two least popular golfers in the game were at the core of the problem.
Lanny Wadkins may be a hero with his fellow pros on Tuesdays with his high-stakes games, but my condolences go out to anyone who has ever drawn him as a partner in a pro-am.
Curtis Strange gagged down the stretch in a role in which he should never have been placed. Wadkins used the venue of the Ryder Cup to promote his own self-serving agenda and the results were not only predictable, but inevitable.
DOUGLAS C. HAYS
When Lanny Wadkins was picking the Ryder Cup team, he remembered that Curtis Strange had once won ages ago at Oak Hill. Now I hope he always remembers that Strange cost the Americans the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill.
Even a hacker like myself could have made a par on one of the three final holes.
Lanny Wadkins’ curious addition of Curtis Strange to the U.S. Ryder Cup team befits the latter’s surname until one discovers that both graduated from the same university. Do you suppose the losing captain now wishes he had seen the trees for the (Wake) Forest?
JOHN R. GRUSH