What exactly does a vice-captain do at the Ryder Cup? A little bit of everything, really, including cheerleading. That’s what Miguel Angel Jimenez did early Sunday morning to entertain the first-tee crowd at Gleneagles.
As he was riling up the crowd, the Mechanic broke out a little of his infamous stretching routine. The partisan European crowd responded in kind, with raucous cheers for the oldest European Tour winner in history.
Late in the qualification process, it seemed Jimenez would be the lone 50-something on either team, but fell just short of automatically qualifying and missed out on a captain’s pick in a deep pool of possible players.