About the Author
Upon his retirement from professional golf in 1997, David Feherty has been a mainstay throughout the PGA golf season on CBS Sports as an on-course personality and commentator. Feherty also writes golf's most popularcolumn, "Sidespin," for Golf Magazine. In addition, he writes a biweekly column for Golfonline.com, the most popular golf website. A major draw at clinics and speaking engagements throughout the year, Feherty has been called "The Class Clown of Commentary", and "Golf's Ultimate Wise Guy." Feherty enjoyed a very successful professional career with ten victories on the European Tour, over $3 million won in prize money, and an appearance on the European Ryder Cup Team in 1991. Born and raised in Ireland, he now lives in Irving, Texas with his wife Anita and their five children, Erin, Rory, Shey, Karl, and Fred.
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At Kaiwah, the Europeans were all crammed together in the ladies' locker room, which was so small, you had to go outside to change your mind. But inside, it was great because there were players you'd admired your entire career, and essentially they were hanging in your every movement. Normally players are secretly delighted when someone drops a shot, but in the Ryder Cup you genuinely want someone else to do fantastically well. Golf is definitely not a team game-- you're in charge of your own head-- but the Ryder Cup offers a different dimension. Inside the team room things happen that don't at any other time. The players-- even the stars-- are willing for once to let their vulnerability show. You can say, "Anyone else feel awful?" and there'll be "yeahs" from all around the room.