Captain Pavin’s Inspiring Locker Room Speech (Clip)

AFTER A SATURDAY SESSION of foursomes matches that gave the U.S. Ryder Cup team a 6-4 advantage over the European squad, the Americans stumbled badly at the start of Session 3 and were down in all six matches when play was halted due to darkness.

The team needed a serious lift, and Captain Pavin gave it to them, delivering a motivational speech that had them so fired up they were running for the locker-room door.

“There’s a tradition in tournament play,” Pavin began, “to not talk about the next step until you’ve climbed the one in front of you.”

“Forget about the crowds … their fancy rain suits, and remember what got you here. Focus on the fundamentals that we’ve gone over time and time again.

“And most important, don’t get caught up thinking about winning or losing the Cup. If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the match. In my book, we’re going to be winners.”

Then Zach started clapping, slowly. Then Stewart. And Bubba and Rickie. And suddenly the whole team and the assistant captains were all clapping, louder and faster.

“Alright,” Pavin shouted. “Let’s go! Let’s go! Let me hear it!”

Goose bumps.


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−The Armchair Golfer

(This is an ARMCHAIR GOLF spoof.)

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3 thoughts on “Captain Pavin’s Inspiring Locker Room Speech (Clip)”

  1. I don't know….The team looks "shaky" but we will see.I am trying to figure out why is Tiger on the team,since he hasn't even played as good as a 10th ranked player in over a year.

    But there is a reason why they play insead of just looking at the names on paper.

  2. Well Dutch, Tiger is on the Team as he produces performances like that !! 9 under par through what 14 holes !
    His putter was hot today, damn hot. That bodes well for him next season.
    But what a competition. What drama. I had goosebumps for sure today. Still on a high after that (be me one day in that competition, believe me).


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