Pavin wins point vs. writers
NEWPORT, Wales -- Corey Pavin came in for some ribbing in the press after he forgot to introduce Stewart Cink at the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor on Thursday.
He pulled a reversal on the writers after the matches Sunday.
Pavin was finishing his press conference when the Monday singles lineup came off the copier. Since the captains blindly submit their lineup (they don't choose whom each player will face), no one knew the match-ups, including Pavin. Since he had the sheet in front of him, he read them to the media.
One by one, he read off the names of the players in the first 11 matches, and then he stopped.
"And who can tell me the last one?" he asked.
There was a brief pause before someone shouted out Hunter Mahan's name, and another, slightly longer pause before another journalist finally mentioned Graeme McDowell.
Pavin laughed. He'd made his point. Said the U.S. captain, "It's hard to remember 12 names, isn't it?"