Things I DON'T like about the Ryder Cup Vol. 9 + live Ryder Cup Scores
Take a look at this photo. Why is Luke Donald's fiance Diane wearing the back half of Harry Potter's broomstick in her hair? And how can Elin walk around the course in those stiletto heel black leather boots???
See? This is why I hate all the "wives and girlfriends" rubbish at the Ryder Cup, (click here for real time scoreboard). We're in Dublin, not Paris. This is a golf tournament, not a runway. For goodness sake, she looks like Tim Burton's take on Minerva McGonagall (below).
Finally, this year people are overwhelmingly admitting the whole fashion show aspect of the wives-girlfriends participation has become an overdone caricature. My client, Jaret Reddick, is right when he sings "The whole world's just too obsessed with who's the best dressed and who's just a mess." (New single - "High School Never Ends," click on the link, it plays automatically).
Here's an idea to REALLY make the wives and girlfriends relevent. Scrap the "March of the wives" and all the high-school fashion show "pageantry" (and believe me, we are not buying that stale coffee Dan Hicks is trying to sell.)
1. GIVE THEM ALL GOLF CLUBS.
2. LINE THEM UP FOR 36 HOLES ON THURSDAY - SIX DOUBLES MATCHES IN THE MORNING AND 12 SINGLES MATCHES IN THE AFTERNOON.
3. Give out "WiGis (Wives-Girlfriends) Cup."
Seriously, they get far MORE face time, they get to dress up and it makes for something more interesting and enduring than "who dressed up more like a peacock. How awesome would it be to see Amy and Elin sweating bullets over four footers while Laura Westwood and Caroline Harrington are doing their best Paula Creamer deathstares to intimidate them from rallying from 2-down late! There - that's must see TV for golfers.