G-Mac uncovers US team-bonding plan

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Graeme McDowell has revealed that Jack Nicklaus is now well and truly involved in the US bid to end their Ryder Cup woes by hosting a team-bonding event later this month.

According to The Daily Mail, the Golden Bear will host a get-together for potential US Ryder Cup players at the Honda Classic – a tournament that he hosts – with the aim of motivating players further as they bid to end their losing streak.
"The plan is to have around 25 players who could make the team for dinner" - Graeme McDowell

News of the team-bonding evening was uncovered by G-Mac, who recently played alongside US captain Davis Love III in Hawaii.

He told The Daily Mail: “I didn't glean very much but he did mention to me, and I'm not sure it's common knowledge, about Jack having them all around to his house. The plan is to have around 25 players who could make the team for dinner. Given this level of intensity this early in the campaign, it just shows how fired up they are.”


Jack Nicklaus

The US have lost the last three Ryder Cups and eight of the last ten, with the resounding defeat under the stewardship of Tom Watson at Gleneagles in 2014 prompting the setting up a task force, which subsequently selected defeated 2012 captain Love as the man to change US fortunes at Hazeltine later this year.

But the Americans are already hugely pumped up for the event. Jordan Spieth said it was ‘possibly at the very top of the list’ of his 2016 goals, while potential Ryder Cup rookie Justin Thomas said recently that he’d much rather win the match than his maiden major this year.

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