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The Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:55:10 PM »
Paul McGinley has announced his wild card picks for Europe.
Full team.

Automatic qualifiers:

1 Rory McIlroy (NI)

2 Henrik Stenson (Swe)

3 Victor Dubuisson (Fra)

4 Jamie Donaldson (Wal)

5 Sergio García (Sp)

6 Justin Rose (Eng)

7 Martin Kaymer (Ger)

8 Thomas Bjorn (Den)

9 Graeme McDowell (NI)

Wild-card picks:

10 Ian Poulter (Eng)

11 Stephen Gallacher (Scot)

12 Lee Westwood (Eng)

Big call leaving Luke Donald out. Not surprised he picked Poulter as he has a great Ryder Cup record even if he is a twat (imo)
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Re: The Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 01:58:19 PM »
Donald's record isn't too bad either - 10.5 points out of possible 15!

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2014, 02:00:47 PM »
Apparently Luke Donald is in the middle of re-defining his swing, so that's not ideal. You want to be fair comfortable going into this.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 02:14:26 PM »
Stayed in Gleneagles a couple of weeks ago. The commercialisation of the place for this is unreal. Ryder Cup getting bigger with every incarnation.
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Re: The Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 03:12:32 PM »
The Americans are winning this going away, hate to say it but I think we are in for a tanking!
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 03:13:26 PM »
The Americans are winning this going away, hate to say it but I think we are in for a tanking!

Why? Are Americans golfing that well?

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 03:19:30 PM »
Is Stew using "we" as an American? Because that's the only thing I can think of.

There's little to no excitement about this years contest on the American side of things TV and media wise.

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2014, 04:26:24 PM »
The Americans are winning this going away, hate to say it but I think we are in for a tanking!

Why? Are Americans golfing that well?
They have Tom Watson. Europe have Paul McGinley.


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Re: The Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2014, 04:27:22 PM »
Neither of whom can play. I think Captain at the Ryder Cup must be the most overhyped position of all time.

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2014, 04:50:24 PM »
Neither of whom can play. I think Captain at the Ryder Cup must be the most overhyped position of all time.
There's no bigger responsibility than captaining your continent in a golf game.

McGinley is not up to the job - he's happy to just be in the job, and he's left out a supreme match player in Luke Donald for a local lad, in an effort to curry favour with the Scots. That's weak captaincy. Sandy Lyle or Monty should be leading us.

Watson's presence on the other hand will galvanise the Yanks. He's the only US captain to win in Europe in the last three decades. He'll do it again and he'll lead like FDR. 

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Re: The Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2014, 04:51:26 PM »
Are you for real? I can never tell when you're on the pisstake and when you're serious.

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Re: The Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2014, 04:52:23 PM »
Neither of whom can play. I think Captain at the Ryder Cup must be the most overhyped position of all time.
There's no bigger responsibility than captaining your continent in a golf game.

McGinley is not up to the job - he's happy to just be in the job, and he's left out a supreme match player in Luke Donald for a local lad, in an effort to curry favour with the Scots. That's weak captaincy. Sandy Lyle or Monty should be leading us.

Watson's presence on the other hand will galvanise the Yanks. He's the only US captain to win in Europe in the last three decades. He'll do it again and he'll lead like FDR.
Monty said on sky sports today that he would pick Gallacher if he was captain. He didn't say who he would leave out to be fair.
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Re: The Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2014, 04:59:24 PM »
There has been only one truly awful captain, and that was Halimony Sutton, and he had the misfortune to be up against one of the few truly outstanding captains in Bernhard Langer. It's down to the players.

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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2014, 05:03:55 PM »
There has been only one truly awful captain, and that was Halimony Sutton, and he had the misfortune to be up against one of the few truly outstanding captains in Bernhard Langer. It's down to the players.

Nick Faldo was awful too.

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2014, 05:12:54 PM »
There has been only one truly awful captain, and that was Halimony Sutton, and he had the misfortune to be up against one of the few truly outstanding captains in Bernhard Langer. It's down to the players.

Nick Faldo was awful too.

He got the PR all wrong, but the Americans were in the zone that weekend. I don't think anyone could have made a difference.