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Ryder Cup 2018
« on: Sep 04, 2018, 22:13:46 »
So who will be the Captains picks?

Looks like Furyk has just picked 3 tonight - Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau


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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2018, 22:48:28 »
Rumours on Twitter that Garcia is going to get a pick  :blink: :scared:

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2018, 23:34:47 »
I think that we need a player who has the stamina to play 5 rounds over the three days so if Dick In Shorts leaves his mobile on.... :chuckle:
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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2018, 23:44:35 »
Rumours on Twitter that Garcia is going to get a pick  :blink: :scared:


Don’t see Sergio getting a pick personally...to play that is....
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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #4 on: Sep 05, 2018, 08:16:40 »
I think that we need a player who has the stamina to play 5 rounds over the three days so if Dick In Shorts leaves his mobile on.... :chuckle: :clap:

My diary is clear for that week..........

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Although with two or three days of practice rounds I think it might be a bit much to play in all 5 sessions over the 3 days.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #5 on: Sep 05, 2018, 08:28:54 »
My diary is clear for that week..........

 :clap: :clap:

Although with two or three days of practice rounds I think it might be a bit much to play in all 5 sessions over the 3 days.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #6 on: Sep 05, 2018, 08:38:47 »
I'd like to see Poults, Casey, Rafa and Wallace

I think he will bottle it and go for Poults, Casey, Stenson (clearly injured but just returning for Fedex end of season payout) and Garcia (how can you possibly pick him on season form...).

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2018, 09:25:54 »
I'd like to see Poults, Casey, Rafa and Wallace

I'd probably go with the same. Form is key I think.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #8 on: Sep 05, 2018, 09:38:49 »
It's most likely Poulter, Casey, Stenson and Wallace.

I don't like that because I think Rafa or Knox (or even Garcia) should have Stenson's place but picking him makes not picking the other guys easier so I think he's going to cop out with Stenson on the grounds that he's experienced.

I have it on good authority that Finau has already locked up the last US pick (he's had it locked in for a number of weeks). He's also been to the course more than any of the other payers.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #9 on: Sep 05, 2018, 09:44:39 »
I'd go for Wallace too - he's had a great season winning 3 events two of them in playoffs, clearly good under pressure and he's on form. He's got a good personality and I think could play with anyone on the team, although I think him and Poults would be a great line up.

As much as I love Sergio, think he is brilliant talent and always elevates his game for the RC, he has had a stinker of a year and doesn't deserve his place.
If Stenson says he's fit I'd pick him. He's as cool as his nickname suggests and he and Rose are a known partnership that bring in the points.
Poulter is a lock for me.

Casey probably deserves his place, based on his steady performances and his ranking (on both tables) but his lack of recent wins is a bit worrying - although we all know he's not well liked by his peers (cf Patrick Reed), but seemed to gel well with Tommy in the Asia cup / Seve Trophy thing.

If Stenson isn't fit then other pick I'm torn between Rafa / Matt Fitzpatrick and Pieters. Pieters hasn't really done much since the last Ryder Cup, where I think we all expected him to kick on. Rafa is a big powerful player, but Matt is a brilliant putter, so not a lot to push you one way or the other - might come down to how well they have played at Paris National previously, or their past RC results (and I think Rafa shades that one).

Someone who hasn't been mentioned at all in the press is Russel Knox, he's 9th in the European Points list and 15th in the World list. I wouldn't pick him, but I think if he had won this year he might have been in contention and deserved a place.
Interestingly this time around the World Points list is irrelevant as the same 8 players would have been picked from the European Points list as have been picked by 4 from each list - I guess it shows the increased importance of the WGC events, Majors and perhaps the Rolex series events where a lot of the big players have come back and played in them.

So my 4 picks are:

Henrik Stenson
Paul Casey
Matt (Mike) Wallace
Ian Poulter
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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #10 on: Sep 05, 2018, 09:48:23 »

Someone who hasn't been mentioned at all in the press is Russel Knox, he's 9th in the European Points list and 15th in the World list. I wouldn't pick him, but I think if he had won this year he might have been in contention and deserved a place.

He did win! He won the Irish Open. He was also runner up the week before at the French - the same course this RC is being played on! It's criminal if he doesn't get a pick. Was close last time too.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #11 on: Sep 05, 2018, 10:07:30 »
He did win! He won the Irish Open. He was also runner up the week before at the French - the same course this RC is being played on! It's criminal if he doesn't get a pick. Was close last time too.
Ah - forgot about that, my excuse is that I was away and never saw it on TV! That would explain why he' so far up the points list then.
Not sure you could say it would be criminal if he didn't get a pick though - you didn't even mention him in your choice either Scott!
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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #12 on: Sep 05, 2018, 10:22:52 »
I did.....

It's most likely Poulter, Casey, Stenson and Wallace.

I don't like that because I think Rafa or Knox (or even Garcia) should have Stenson's place but picking him makes not picking the other guys easier so I think he's going to cop out with Stenson on the grounds that he's experienced.

My picks would be Poults, PC, Wallace and Knox. Both Rafa and Knox have shown more form than Garcia and Stenson but Stenson is the easy cop out, hence why I think he's going to pick Stenson.

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #13 on: Sep 05, 2018, 10:54:36 »
A mate of mine was just told by someone who should know that it's Poulter, Stenson, Garcia and Casey

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Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« Reply #14 on: Sep 05, 2018, 11:03:23 »
don't see how garcia could be picked. It's a toss up for the others.

Would be good to have Wallace in there as 3 wins following his rise over the past couple of years actually does provide merit to get picked.
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