After an exhilarating weekend of golf which saw the 12 best players in Europe face the 12 best players in America for the 40th staging of the Ryder Cup at glorious Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland, it was Europe's team captain and Ryder Cup legend himself Paul McGinley who eventually triumphed over his American counterpart Tom Watson to win the trophy once again for Europe.
Tony Jacklin CBE, Champions of Golf ambassador and Ryder Cup hero himself, watched all the action unfold live from Gleneagles as he worked over the weekend for Sky Sports commentating on the competition with Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke and Butch Harmon. Had it not have been for Tony's leadership and invigorating captaincy in 1983 when he took over, the Ryder Cup certainly wouldn't be the worldwide spectacle it is today as he lead Europe to two wins and a retention of the cup in 1985, 1987 and 1989 respectively, making him the most successful European Ryder Cup captain of all time, a feat that is unlikely to ever be equaled or surpassed.
Everyone at Champions of Golf would like to congratulate Paul, all his vice captains, the 12 players, caddies, officials and the whole European team on a great achievement in Scotland!
Here's to Hazeltine 2016!!