Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Surprise! Capt. Greg Norman Picks Adam Scott for Presidents Cup 2009

Adam Scott will be playing with the international team at The Presidents Cup next week in San Francisco... Shocker! Why would Greg Norman pick him aside from the fact that they are both Australians? Greg Norman has this to say:

"What he (Adam Scott) can bring to the locker room, the support he gives to the other players, the connection and the experience that he's had playing on the Presidents Cup team. He was really a logical choice. It's a tough decision, but at the end of the day, we've got a commitment out of a player. He has rededicated himself to a higher degree, so he's going to be ready come 4 weeks from now."

I don't get it. Why would he pick someone who hasn't won anything this year? I don't see the "logic" behind this decision. It doesn't make sense to me, but also, I don't personally know these guys, maybe Adam Scott is a great "cheerleader" who can boost team spirit... but then again, he is no Christina Kim! The only thing I can think of that could make sense is Adam Scott's ability to bring in a huge fan base to support the International Team... a fan base of giddy Tweens that is! I sure hope Greg Norman made the right decision on this one. Adam Scott is a risky choice, one that could easily backfire if he doesn't end up playing well.

Greg Norman also picked Ryo Ishikawa of Japan to join the team. I think that this is an excellent choice. This teenager truly has talent and can back up his popularity with his wins. He is currently on top of Japan's money list.

On the other hand, there were no surprises with US Capt. Fred Couples' picks: Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan. No risks, he went with the obvious.

1 comment:

  1. Greg Norman is a joke and full of it. He said earlier that he was going to pick two players who where in good form. As we all know he did the opposite. Maybe he should be a politition. I am sure their are some players out there that feel cheated because i can pick a hand full of players who deserve it more than his choices. Greg does things for his own profile. Must be getting something out if it. Wont be watching thats for sure.