Dec 13 Ken Brown

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TV Commentator and ex Ryder Cup hero Ken Brown lets rip on everything he hates (and loves) about golf.

On the 2006 Ryder Cup
I never dreamt we’d give the Americans such a drubbing at the K Club. Tom Lehman’s team were completely outplayed for all three days. There is a bit of history now and our boys almost expect to win. I don’t know how Garcia, Westwood and Monty raise their games so much for that week.

On why he retired from playing
Eventually, I ran out of puff. As soon as the desire starts slipping away, it goes fast. Then Sky Sports rang me up. They had just launched and needed people to do some studio work. My first broadcast I was absolute rubbish. I was trying too hard. It was awful.

On a European winning a Major
It’s inevitable that one of our young Europeans is going to win a major very soon. Five years ago, you’d have said Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke and Monty were the likely lads. Now, there’s at least a dozen of them who could easily win one.

On Tiger Woods
I never get bored of watching Tiger and I don’t buy this argument that if he wins so often it is bad for the game. Whenever I watch a gifted genius I find it spellbinding.

READ THE FULL AND UNCUT INTERVIEW IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE OF GOLF WORLD MAGAZINE