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>My Ryder Cup Picks

>Corey Pavin’s announcement is only minutes away, and here are the four players I would pick if I were in his shoes:

TIGER WOODS – Still #1, and playing better every week. Always an intimidating name in a lineup, no matter what the Euros say about him.

STEWART CINK – Hasn’t won since The Open last year, but he has been playing well of late, and he’s a good clubhouse presence. He has Top-20 finishes in his last four events, which include a WGC event, a major, and two playoff events.

SEAN O’HAIR – Another player who hasn’t won this year, but he’s been very very close. Six Top-12 finishes in his last 10 events. His MC at the PGA was bothersome, as he seemed to be trending up leading into the tournament, but I still think he has the game to contribute.

CHARLEY HOFFMAN – He looked great this week, and he’s been playing well leading up to this tournament as well, with three Top-10s in his previous five events. If this win was a one-off he wouldn’t have a chance to make the team, but he was trending in the right direction previously as well.

Here are a couple of close candidates, and why I decided to leave them out:

LUCAS GLOVER – No wins since his US Open at Bethpage last year. This year he has three top-10s and seven MCs. I just can’t get fired up about having him on the team.

ANTHONY KIM – Nobody is a bigger AK fan than I am, but I just can’t do it. One T76 and four MCs since his return. Makes you wonder if he rushed back before he was really ready. I know he’ll be heartbroken if he is left out, as he cares about this competition as much as anyone else on the planet.

ZACH JOHNSON – One win, at Colonial this spring, but only two finishes better than T21 for the rest of the year. He’d be a steadying influence on a young team, but I just don’t think he’s playing well enough right now.


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One thought on “>My Ryder Cup Picks

  1. >I think the picks were reasonable. Should be a great Ryder Cup.

    Posted by AndyD | September 8, 2010, 8:50 AM

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