The most hateful Ryder Cup of all: 25 years on since Paul Azinger and Corey Pavin got up European noses
Twenty-five years on and the events of an epic week at Kiawah Island remain clear in the mind's eye. The War by the Shore they called it, and for once the horrendous use of a military metaphor to describe any sporting conflict wasn't entirely inappropriate.
This was the Ryder Cup at its most hateful and histrionic. Amidst some heroic performances and a drama on the last day that set new standards for pulse-racing, we had the backdrop of players and officials at each other's throats, with claim and counter-claim of gamesmanship and skulduggery.
Even now, all these years on, the main... read more
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