Azinger starting to tip his hand
Paul Azinger dropped a few not-so-subtle hints about potential pairings in his press conference Tuesday.
When he was asked about putting together J.B. Holmes and Kenny Perry, both of whom are from Kentucky, he said, "I've thought about what am I going to do with those two guys; should I put them together, should I keep them apart? You know, I'd like to put them off first match out, to be honest with you, and get this crowd rocking."
While many pundits had speculated that they would be paired together, this was the first time Azinger spoke about it so openly.
Azinger also hinted that Stewart Cink, a Ryder Cup veteran, would be paired with a rookie. "He's got some experience, and I feel like he's the kind of personality that wants to embrace somebody that's never done it before," Azinger said. "I've looked at that carefully, which two rookies would I put Stewart with. But I think Stewart is a team guy; he wants to right the ship, and he feels like that's one way he can contribute. I kind of agree with him. He'll probably get his wish."