Pondering possible U.S. pairings
NEWPORT, Wales -- Two years ago, Paul Azinger changed the game.
Whereas the role of Ryder Cup captain had for years mirrored that of first-base coach -- pat on the butt for a job well done, quick pep talk for any struggles -- the previous U.S. skipper implemented a pod system adopted from Navy SEALS, which grouped players based on similar philosophical and emotional attributes.
The process helped earn the team a victory at Valhalla, but by all accounts current ...
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