It may be part of the job description for European Ryder Cup captains that they must impose their most striking personality trait upon their team.
With Nick Faldo, it is stubbornness.
On day one of the 37th edition of golf's grandest team event Faldo was in no mood to budge from his convictions, unpopular and controversial as they were back across the Atlantic.
Indeed, at the end of a week of buildup which saw Faldo's personal idiosyncrasies analyzed more than ever, he stuck to his guns in a way which neither surprised nor pacified his critics.
Ian Poulter, the more heatedly debated of his captain's picks when he and Paul Casey were chosen ahead of Darren Clarke and Colin Montgomerie, was sent straight into the fray alongside his close friend Justin Rose.Read More »from A stubborn Faldo