Jack Nicklaus thinks the United States is going to win the Ryder Cup in a few weeks in Minnesota, but the 18-time major winner doesn’t believe that’s the point of the biennial competition
“To me the competition is incidental,” Nicklaus said Thursday at the Creighton Farms Invitational in Aldie, Va., according to USA Today.
“Who wins bragging rights — and I know everyone wants to win — but that’s not the important thing. The important thing is the game of golf and people having good relations and goodwill.”
Nicklaus has an outstanding Ryder Cup record, going 17-8-3 overall in six appearances, including a 4-0 effort in 1981. He was also the winning captain in 1983.
However, the U.S. has struggled in the last two decades, losing eight of the last 10 matches to the European side, including the last three in a row. Dating back to 1995, the U.S. has only won in 1999 at Brookline (Mass.) Country Club and in 2008 at the Nicklaus-designed Valhalla GolfRead More »from Nicklaus: Winning isn't the point of the Ryder Cup