Feherty's Mailbag

If you've ever wanted to send David Feherty a question or comment, here's your chance! David is putting down his mike to answer your E-mails in his mailbag column for GOLFONLINE.

Click here to send him your best question or comment. (Note: Letters may be edited for clarity and length).


After seeing the USA get thrashed by the Euros in the Ryder Cup, I've had a dozen arguments about what went wrong. The most brilliant observation I've heard so far has been "we just got outplayed." Duh. The real questions are: "why?", "who can we blame?", and "how can we avoid getting walloped the next time?" If you'll answer the first two, I'll handle the last one. Here's my suggestion: we appoint a European to captain our squad. How about Nick Faldo? He seems mysteriously despised by the Euros, even though he's the best European player in the last 50 years. Think the PGA of America would go for that?
-- Mark Limbaugh, Columbia, South Carolina





Do I have to ask if you enjoyed the Ryder Cup? I enjoyed it very much, especially since I had your new book as a companion reading piece. There were a few boring bits during the Ryder Cup where I could enjoy your perspective and witty captions. Do you think you would ever be asked to be the captain of the European team?
-- Rebecca Brydges





I know you work at CBS and Johnny and his cronies are at NBC, but could you give him a call and tell him that we are "Europeans" NOT "Euros"! Euros is a currency. Tell Johnny he should therefore be calling the American side in the Ryder Cup the "Dollars."
-- Paul Kelly, displaced European, Victoria B.C., Canada



My question is about the 2006 Ryder Cup captaincy campaign. How is the captain picked? Do you have an opinion about who would be the best candidate? Apart from Sam Torrance, do you have a favorite past captain and why? Does the captain have any "intimidation factor" for the other team?

-- Serge Alain , Jonquire, Quebec





During the Ryder Cup Matches it was said that Bernhard Langer gave his team $45,000 Rolex watches. They said Hal Sutton had gifts as well for his team, but had not given them out yet. I never heard anything more about these gifts. Did he return them? Or did he in fact pass them out? I asked our sports writer here in Charlotte, and he had heard nothing either. So I figured if anybody would know it would be the great swami David Feherty.
-- Fred Smith, Charlotte, North Carolina



Since the Europeans kicked our butt and they were the party of the crowd, which of the American players do you feel, if any, would qualify for the next Ryder Cup based on their ability to party?
-- Mike W., Nashville, Tennessee



I am a 17-year-old on our high school golf team and am struggling to break 80. I was wondering what your advice would be? I would like to know what you think about practice habits. Thank you very much. I read everything you have done.
-- David Bennett, Richfield, Utah

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