Faldo Cannot Make Excuses Now ; Sport-BY-SPORT GUIDE TO 1995: Trinidad's Finest to Set Tempo for Visit of Calypso Cricketers as Ryder Cup Heads for Rochester : GOLF
Glover, Tim, The Independent (London, England)
Although the financial rewards are slight, the Ryder Cup match between the United States and Europe at Rochester, New York State, in September, is likely to be the highlight of the year.
In a sport in which the rich get mega-rich, the biennial competition, which is played only for Samuel Ryder's modest trophy and an ocean of pride, remains the classic team event.
The qualifying process reaches its conclusion in August, the top 10 players on both sides qualifying automatically with the captains, Lanny Wadkins and Bernard Gallacher, choosing the remaining two.
Seve Ballesteros goes into the new year as leader of the European standings, followed by Bernhard Langer, Jose-Maria Olazabal and Ian Woosnam. Costantino Rocca, currently in ninth place, had a nightmare in the singles during Europe's defeat at The Belfryin 1993 and needs a chance for atonement.
Loren Roberts, pipped by Ernie Els for the US Open last summer, leads the American list, ahead of Corey Pavin, Tom Lehman and Fuzzy Zoeller.
Before Olazabal defends the Masters at Augusta National in April, Els and Nick Faldo will have been in full swing as new members of the US Tour. Europe's loss is America's gain, although both will be seen from time to time on the European Tour.
Faldo will be more comfortable dealing with the American press and it may be that the uniformity of courses on the US Tour will help …
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Publication information: Article title: Faldo Cannot Make Excuses Now ; Sport-BY-SPORT GUIDE TO 1995: Trinidad's Finest to Set Tempo for Visit of Calypso Cricketers as Ryder Cup Heads for Rochester : GOLF. Contributors: Glover, Tim - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 3, 1994. Page number: 30. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.