Paul McGinley wants a mixed Presidents Cup: “I know it’s a big radical change, but.."
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Paul McGinley is the initiator of changes at the Presidents Cup. McGinley wants the Presidents Cup to be a mixed event. It must be admitted that it is an interesting proposal and the question is how it would look in practice.
“Make it a mixed event. ” The former Ryder Cup captain said, as quoted by nationalclubgolfer. “I know it’s a big radical change, but yes, men and women, six on each on each team”. It should also be taken into account that women's golf has risen to a higher level, which would certainly mean a more interesting tournament.
According to many, things like this are somewhat unrealistic and for now there are no concrete indications that this could actually happen. “I just think with the strength and quality that you have in the ladies game now in the international side, I think that would really equate the teams, and I think that would be a lot of fun.
You would only go down as far as No 8 in the world to fill the six ladies that would join the international players”.
Golf has undergone major changes in the last few years. This would also be an important change and probably a positive thing for modern golf.
“We talk about growing the game, we talk about all the ideas that would come with it. ” McGinley said. “A couple of people out there think it’s a good idea. I’ve been saying it for a year or two, I think the Presidents Cup is a perfect opportunity for it”.
McGinley is saddened by the current situation in the golf world and the conflict between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. “But you know, definitely, we’re on different sides now. And it’s really sad that it has come to this.
Every one of those players knew the consequences when they signed with LIV. They also knew there was the potential for the Ryder Cup to be collateral damage in all of this. They still think they can play in the Ryder Cup."