Ryder Cup 2008: Hunter Mahan No Longer Feels Like a Slave

September 16, 2008 – 1:33 pm by TheRiot

Ryder Cup week is finally upon us. We’re pretty excited about what is sure to be a blowout European victory. It’s still a fun event. Even if we don’t assert our American dominance.

A couple things of note as both squads play their first practice rounds at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville today:

- Valhalla wasn’t immune to the storm damage sustained in and around Louisville as Hurrican Ike’s remnants shat all over the Ohio Valley over the weekend. The damage turned out to be a few downed trees and a television tower that went down on hole No. 12, but isn’t slowing down the proceedings. The course is in fine shape.

- Both teams are on the course as of this post for their first practice rounds. They will practice Wednesday and Thursday before play begins at 8:05 Friday morning. (Check out the schedule here.) Get your Bloody Mary’s ready.

And now for the news of the day: Hunter Mahan doesn’t feel like a slave. Fascinating.

Turns out Mahan, who is playing in his first Ryder Cup for the Americans, spun this little diddy to Golf Magazine in an interview last month:

“From what I’ve heard the whole week is extremely long,” Mahan said then. “You’ve got dinners every night — not little dinners, but huge, massive dinners. I know, as players, that’s the last thing we want to do. We want to prepare ourselves. That’s part of the whole thing: You’re just a slave that week.”

Mahan backed down from the comments in a press conference this morning, saying he’s “very excited to be here.” Well that’s great, Hunter, now you can do two things. Try to win some matches and STOP MAKING REFERENCE TO FORCED BONDAGE WHEN YOU’RE PLAYING AN ELITIST SPORT FOR A LIVING.

I mean, come on. I bet you pop your collar. And you say things like playing in the Ryder Cup is tough and you’re like a slave for a week.

Shut up. Play golf. Go America.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Ryder Cup 2008: Hunter Mahan No Longer Feels Like a Slave”

  2. Michael Scott thinks Hunter Mahan needs sensitivity training.

    By bg on Sep 16, 2008

  3. If there is one thing that slaves have had in common from Egyptian to American times, it’s having to eat huge, massive dinners. Truly a burden.

    By Hickey on Sep 17, 2008

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