I'm sure there was a thread somewhere, or perhaps it was one of those that morphed?
Anyway, this last week has been all about America. Not surprising really
The latest twist in the Tiger hokey kokey looks more out than in again as the talismanic totem withdraws (bring the curtain down on this soap opera Tom)
Dustin Johnson is now suspended for rather well documented reasons (call it what you will, but its suspension in everything but name)
Phil Mickelson is out of the points and making cryptic references to withdrawing himself if he hasn't qualified on merit
On Sunday night it was suggested to Paul McGinlay that he must be happy with the way things had panned out as two Europeans fought out the lead (a hint coming incidentally that there's a blossoming friendship there which could seem them paired). McGinlay had a pretty smug grin, and didn't even bother serving up platitudes about Dustin Johnson getting well soon. It tells me he's focused, and in the cold reality of the task he has to deliver, having Johnson out the way (regardless of the reason) assists he cause. End of, little room for sentiment there.
Anyway, in amongst all this, a minor selection issue now looms for Europe.
Graeme McDowell has fought his way past Luke Donald largely unnoticed, who now slips out of the automatic places. Luke has been something of a foursomes specialist, but his form this year has been patchy at best, and bad for the most part. I suspect they'd be happy to have him fight his way past Jamie Donaldson who also seems to have lost his way a bit
It's increasingly looking as if Westwood won't make it, or is going to require the skippers pick (which I'm not convinced he'll be granted) and on current form, I'm not sure Luke is playing well enough to recover either.
Personally I like the look of a foursomes pairing of Donald and Dubuisson, but that's just a hunch based on scrambling abilities