Victor Dubuisson impresses both Ryder Cup captains
There's been enough written and said about Victor Dubuisson's amazing performance at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship that I don't feel the need to recap all his heroics. But it is worth noting that he dazzled not one but both of the captains for this year's Ryder Cup.
After the second of those head-shaking up-and-downs in extra holes Sunday afternoon, U.S. Captain Tom Watson tweeted this:
Two of the greatest up-and/downs I have ever seen Victor!!!
— Tom Watson (@TomWatsonPGA) February 24, 2014
More important, however, is that European Captain Paul McGinley witnessed that exhibition as well.
"You can't help but be very impressed," McGinley told Sky Sports in Great Britain. "A lot of us were all learning about Victor, and the fortitude he has shown under pressure all week has been most impressive."
Dubuisson – who also won the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open, one of the European Tour's big-money playoff events – is now high atop the European Ryder Cup points list, and McGinley is convinced he'll be making his Ryder Cup debut seven months from now at Gleneagles.
"It looks like with the points he has accumulated he is a nail-on now. If he was 90 percent before the week, he is 99.9 percent now," he told Sky Sports. "With all the evidence we have seen this week, I think he will be a very welcome addition to the team."
If you'd like to see both of his eye-popping recovery shots from Sunday, we've got them both right here.
And if you'd like to learn a whole lot more about Dubuisson, the European Tour website has a nice profile. It details the impact that Tiger Woods' record-setting win at the 1997 Masters had on his career path. It also includes this tidbit: His uncle Herve is considered France's greatest basketball player.