Now it’s the Ryder Cup. The Wall Street Journal notes that American captain Corey Pavin, a born-again Christian, has assembled a squad that is laden with born-again Christians, The majority of the U.S. squad, as well as three of Corey Pavin’s four captain’s picks — are all born-again Christians. As is Pavin. From the Wall Street Journal: European attitudes toward America have improved slightly since 2006, but this year’s Ryder Cup team, which travels to Celtic Manor in Wales for the Oct. 1-3 event, is no less religious than its predecessor. The captain, Corey Pavin, and several of the players (not to mention Mr. Lehman, who returns as an assistant captain) are born-again Christians. Three of Mr. Pavin’s four discretionary “captain’s picks”–Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson and Rickie Fowler–are regulars at the PGA Tour’s weekly Bible-study sessions. Messrs. Pavin and Lehman are also frequent attendees, along with team members Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar. * * * * Personally, I just wish Tiger could putt. I don’t think he will ever win another major. He has been exposed as a fraud before the world. His self-confidence is gone. This is a lot more interesting than politics.
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