Pavin has high regard for Monty’s choices

MORE than a little predictably, US Ryder Cup Corey Pavin was last night loud in his praise of counterpart Colin Montgomerie’s three choices as vice captains at Celtic Manor in October.

“There are a lot of choices that Colin had, and I think that the three that he picked were very good,” he observed at Carnoustie, where he is preparing for the British Seniors Open starting there tomorrow.

“Obviously, he has his reasons to pick who he did, and you know, from outside looking in, which is what I’m doing, I think they are very good selections.”

Montgomerie has settled on one assistant fewer than Pavin, who jokingly remarked: “Colin must be quite a bit smarter to only have three. I’m not quite as smart.

“Each of us are going to do what we think is best. I picked four because I wanted to have an assistant captain walking with each group in the four matches the first two days and to keep an eye on things. That’s just my choice and obviously Colin felt three was enough and that’s why he did that.”


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