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By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

Captain Corey Pavin called in the military to inspire Team America

Corey Pavin invited Major Dan Rooney, the F-16 pilot and PGA golf instructor who started Patriot Golf Day in the US, to speak to his team on Tuesday night. Considering the notoriety Pavin gained in the ’91 Ryder Cup match at Kiawah Island, dubbed “War by the Shore,” when he wore a camouflage hat during the Persian Gulf War, it might be wise to keep military references at bay.

Now, don’t get me wrong, as an American, I support our troops, but it’s the likening of a golf match to war that’s bothersome.

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