Monday, September 22, 2008
How Bout The KY Boys?
By John Clay
Boo Weekley, left, Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes showed their colors after the American team won the 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday in Louisville. Together, the three provided the spirit the United States needed to take back the cup in a matchup on Kentucky soil.
Those snooty, country-club golf types had racked their brains for nearly a decade trying to find some scenario to retake the coveted Ryder Cup from the hands of those dastardly Europeans, all to no avail. What they needed were some down-home, Southern-fried country boys to get the job done.
Kentucky boys. Two by birth, (JB Holmes & Kenny Perry )one by adoption. (Boo Weekley) Thanks to a duo of Kentuckians and a now-favorite son from the Florida panhandle, the United States upset the Europeans 16½ to 11½ to win the 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla on Sunday, snapping a three-match European winning streak and claiming the precious trophy for the first time since 1999.