The Ryder Cup week is a very special time for me. It’s truly one of the highlights of my professional golf career.
Over the years I have been very fortunate to meet a lot of interesting people through golf and the PGA of America. This week is when I get the opportunity to form relationships and spend time with some of the greatest players in the world.
As a PGA officer, I am assigned an assistant captain to pair with for the week. My job is to drive a team golf car, provide food and drink to the players while they are on course, store clothing and do whatever is needed during competition. This frees up the assistant to interface with the players.
This year I was privileged to get assigned to Fred Couples. A week ago, Tim Finchem, who is the commissioner of the PGA Tour, announced that Couples would be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in May of 2013.