For all the criticism people like Adrian Wojnarowski have been dishing out to Krzyzewski because of his success in rebuilding the USA Basketball program, wouldn’t it be nice to see the same type of transformation take place with the U.S. Ryder Cup team?
After this past weekend’s abysmal showing by the United States at the Ryder Cup in Scotland, which led to the Europeans winning the cup for the third consecutive time, many are now calling for major changes to the U.S. approach to the competition.
In this article by John Hawkins for GolfChannel.com, he suggests the PGA of America should consider adopting a strategy similar to what USA Basketball did with Krzyzewski in having him take over as coach for an extended period of time.
The value of the continuity Coach K was able to establish with the program was a big part in changing the culture and getting things back on track.
Granted, it’s a different challenge in fixing the issues with the U.S. Ryder Cup team compared to USA Basketball – with the biggest problem being that many of the world’s best players are Europeans. That’s a problem that might not go away for a while.
However, after this weekend’s Ryder Cup showing, it’s time to shake things up.
Coach K isn’t the right man for the job. But it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea for the PGA of America to give him a call to see if he can offer any tips.