Not a terrible top 6. Bubba hasn't lit it up like the Masters, but I think he will do well.
Furyk has RC trouble, but has been a top 10 machine all year. Jimmy hasn't won for a few months, but he has been consistent virtually all of the year. Rickie Fowler's blossoming as potentially one of the best players in the world. Matt Kuchar is Mr. Consistent, he will play well. Jordan Spieth's very inexperienced, however he's shown he has the game to compete on the Ryder Cup stage.
Compare that to European Ryder Cup top 6.
Yikes! Rory might just be the best golfer in the world right now. Henrik's play hasn't been as good as last year, but still solid. Dubuisson has had a kind of sneaky really good year. Sergio is on Fiyahh. Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer are top ten players in the world and multiple winners on tour. Not looking good for the US
On the fence but currently in
I think these too 2 will get in. Dufner and Johnson will very likely get in. Reed is playing solidly, but will likely get left out(!!)
Captains Pick Options
*Outside The Box Choices
I think Phil will probably get picked based on reputation alone. He's is arguably mired in the worst season of his career and has no top tens. I honestly don't know if Watson should pick him, but he will.
I would give the other two to Webb Simpson & Keegan Bradley. Keegan gets really fired up and will have a decent Ryder Cup. He's our Ian Poulter. I picked Webb because no way in hell should we bring Chris Kirk or Kevin Na. Patty Reed is having a good year, but I hope he's left out. Ryan Moore and Brendon Todd are the other two serious choices. Ryan's really coming on strong recently and Brendon Todd seems to come up big weekly. I know, I know Brendon Todd on the Ryder Cup?!!, but he deserves a mention.
Kevin Na will probably get nervous and forget how to swing. I do like Kevin Na though, sorry Kevin.
Now, I absolutely love Tiger. He is, without a doubt my favorite golfer. However, he has done nothing to prove he deserves a spot. Finish T5 or better at Valhalla and we'll talk.
I don't think the three other guys deserve a spot. Sneds is playing better of later, but still not good enough to knock off a Webb or Keegan. Mahan has had a tough year and Steve is basically retired.
*Gotta think about choice
Cannot have a golf tournament without Robert Streb...
My apologies for this rambling.
Edited by RJH999 - 8/2/14 at 1:39pm