Like: The recent talk of a Senior Ryder Cup to be played next September (the site, yet to be announced, will be in the U.S.). The Champions Tour could use a shot in the arm and this would certainly be it.
Don’t Like: Europe’s chances in such an event. Sure there’s the currently hot Monty, ageless Langer, and entertainment-value Jimenez, but after that it’s pretty slim pickins. They’d likely have to reach back to guys like Lyle, Woosnam, Faldo, and Torrance, all of whom are a bit past their sell-buy dates. I don’t see that lot gaining too many points against the likes of Love, Perry, Austin, Couples, Maggert, Haas, Sluman, Lehman, et al.
By: George Peper