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Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has explained that his lofty
description of his team on a phone-in show on The Golf Channel has been
taken out of context.
After being quoted as saying that this USA Ryder Cup team was the
“best team ever assembled,” Love found himself under fire… even from
some of his own.
However, in Ryder Cup week, the 52-year-old has now tried to set the
record straight. He explained or attempted to explain at least, what he
meant to say.
"A guy from Canada called in [on the show] and said 'I'm supporting
the US team, I just think they need a little bit more swagger when they
go out and play' and I said 'I agree with you, we've got to get these
guys going,’” Love started.
"Then Matt Adams [the host] was asking me 'What are you going to tell
your team?' and I said I would tell my team they're the best team ever
"So the question wasn't 'How do you rank this team in history?' It
was 'What are you going to tell your team to fire them up?' So I would
still tell them the same thing: 'You're a great team, let's go out there
and have some fun, play your game, don't get in your own way.’
"I don't think I'm going to tell you what I'm going to tell them but
if I was a football coach or a motivational coach I'd tell my team that
they are very good and to go play their best.
“It's just unfortunate that, you know, in that nice conversation, that it got misconstrued."