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Wow, there's still people whining about Garcia and Stenson. Obvious choices who would have been in the World list anyway if UK had left a bit early. Molinari, Olesen, Rahm and Noren would have made the Euro list with Cabrera-Bello and Campillo completing the World list. Pieters and Kaymer would have got picks, then who? Levy, Lowry, Harrington? Hope UK players aren't a liability like last time.
Finau has earned his place I suppose but he does have very big feet.I don't know what the Austrian lad Jason Day has to do to get into the Euro team????
@44 Kenny, Rory leads all the Americans in driving on the PGA tour so is he also been nullified? Your freshness comment though is a fair one. The crowd will play the biggest role, but without a doubt the USA's best chance to win away in some time. Spieth and Bubba could be huge factors for the USA to be successful and likewise Garcia and Stenson for Europe. I see those four as weak links or heros.
Too much is being read into how strong the Americans are looking - the course will nulify any length / power they have over europeans and as always, will come down to who holes the must putts. Quietly confident of a eurpoean victory - most of team will be fresher than the Americans for a start. Olsen, Garcia, Stenson, Poulter, Hatton & Noren all not playing in tour champ - only speith from USA
Nice guy and lots of potential but ultimately hasn't delivered yet, also another "hit it, go find it" golfer, I really hope Paris National has some tight fairways, feels like more than ever the Europe team is set up for accuracy (save maybe Rory). Will be a great contest.
Finau is a compulsive spitter. Yuk
Finau is a thoroughly nice guy and a brilliant natural golfer. He will be great for team spirit. So a very sensible pick.
@39...a year or two ago I would have agreed with you but he seems to have gone off the boil of latepressure is the great equaliser...anybody can make a 3 footer on the practice green but in the heat of battle parts of the anatomy start to twitch...some can handle it, some can't...just ask Lee Westwood!
@38- id have to say Speith is up there as one of the best putters I have seen, that man putts like his life depends on it sometimes
one anomaly strikes me about the selection process...players qualify on the back of their strokeplay performances, yet the RC is a matchplay event...two very different disciplinesthe RC will be won and lost with the flat stick and it's the best clutch putters that will shine...take Poulter for example...can't stand the guy but for my money the 2nd best pressure putter in the world after Tiger
guys...apologies for my touch of sarcasm @27 but...come on @24...keep up with the plot!
The USA look stronger than Europe, based on number of Major winners, this year and in recent years. Dechambeau and Woods (on this occasion) should add something to proceedings, but Finau could be a weak link, and it's hard to know with Mickleson. I don't think the US will lack for team spirit, but the choice of pairings will be significant. I take the US to edge it.
@33, @24Wake up folks, DeChambeau is in the team. "Dustin Johnson missing" was a joke, but it's gone over some peoples heads.
Really looking forward to this, hope neither side runs away with it and we get some crunch singles games on the final day.
@27 .and Dustin Johnson missing, to boot!!! I'm I missing something, sure DJ was the team I saw. BTW glad they never picked Bradley cause he is a Mini Poulter for the USA and would have been dangerous especially pairing with Mickleson
I probably would have gone with Schauffele, but Finau is the dictionary definition of a wildcard. He'll either stink the place out or be the top points scorer! Love watching him play when he's on form
Got to feel for Xander Schauffele if am honest. Tony is a great player but feel Schaufflele who has played well, big phil is fortunate I feelAs for euro picks, defo feel Sergio doesn't warrant his place, feel for peiters and rafa seeing him being picked above those 2.Eitherway, will be backing them all to do Europe proud
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