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).

Golf has changed tremendously here in our country. We hosted the 1999 World Cup won by Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara, and the Carlsberg Malaysian Open is now a feature on the European Tour. Do you see the possibility of Malaysia (an Asian country) hosting the Ryder Cup in future? Perhaps the Yanks may perform better without the pressure of their home crowds.
— Joe Carlos, Malaysia

In answer to your question, no. The Ryder Cup will always be contested in the U.S. or Europe. It’s kind of an old-fashioned tradition. Think of moving the Iditarod dog race to Iraq, and you kind of get the idea.

On a more serious reflection on the Ryder Cup results I would argue that the Official World Golf Ranking ought to be revised so that European Tour tournaments should receive higher points. Would you argue against, or would you be in the forefront of this truly worthy cause?
— Ren Andersson, Veberd, Sweden

I don’t know how the World Rankings work, and I don’t want to, in case someone asks me a question about it. I think they probably get the top half dozen or so in vaguely the right order at least some of the time, maybe. Or not, who knows? I hope this clears it up for you.

Sitting here in the backwater of Worcestershire, I am a little behind the times, having a computer which gives me yesterday’s news, weather and events. So to ensure that I get your reply at approximately the right time would you join me in congratulating the victorious 2006 European Ryder Cup team. This result is as big a shock to myself as it is to my regular American four-ball partner who cannot understand how a team of underdogs without a major between them have done it again!
— Kaitiea

First of all, don’t be so hard on Worcestershire. I love that stuff on my steak, although I have to admit I’ve never mixed it with backwater, whatever the hell that is. Second, get a new computer. They’re not so expensive these days, you know. And lastly, why are you playing with an American with four balls? Are you nuts? (Little joke there). Look, get rid of this guy, he’s no good for you. I’m thinking of starting an advice to the lovelorn column for Cosmopolitan soon. What do you think?

I love your work in the booth as well as what you write for GOLF Magazine. My question is why don’t you write a book about the old Euro Tour. The stories you have told in your column are classic and I would really like to hear more. By the way, I personally would like to see a head-to-head match with you and McCord.
— J.T.

The people involved in a book about the European Tour are still alive and I don’t think I could survive the lawsuits that would result. I don’t play golf with McCord. Hell, I don’t play golf with anybody, but absolutely not with that cross-dressing bedwetter.

There are a blue million golf resorts that are doing all these package deals. Where do you recommend an 80-90+ shooter to go for a golf vacation?
— Big Bertha Bill

David Leadbetter’s school.

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