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A Ryder Cup strategy

By on 9.22.06 | 9:31AM

Occurs to me that some future captain might want to put together a team of fearsome-looking, tough-guy golfers for the sake of intimidation. A current squad from the U.S. PGA Tour might include Hank Kuehne, Bill Glasson, Frank Lickliter, Jim Furyk, Chris DiMarco, David Duval, Marco Dawson, and Tommy Armour III. As I scan the PGA Tour money list, looking for plug-uglies, there's a problem, however: Golf seems to self-select for a certain attractiveness. And many golfers who might look scary, like Jason Gore, spoil the effect by smiling all the time.

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