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On 6/27/2016 at 4:51 AM, Scotsclaff said:

European team as it stands.

Mcilroy

Willett

Wood

Fitzpatrick

Stenson 

Garcia

Rose

Cabrera Bello

Sullivan

+ 3 captains picks,...favorites at the moment IMO, Westwood,Dubuisson,Lowery.

Here's a stab at the US team.

Spieth

D Johnson

Z Johnson

Bubba

Fowler

Koepka

Mickelson

Snedeker.

Davis Love gets 4 picks....maybe,Reed,Kuchar,Berger,Furyk

Do you really think that Sneds and Brooks will make it over reed? LOL

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3 hours ago, Natural Patrick said:

 

Do you really think that Sneds and Brooks will make it over reed? LOL

There is a maybe in my post but yes I think they will.

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20 hours ago, Scotsclaff said:

It's gonna feel a bit ****ed up flying the Euro flag now.LOL.

:-D:dance::beer:

Not really - whilst it is used as a flag for the EU, it's not actually purely for the member states - hence why the number of stars doesn't change with each membership alteration. Shame Switzerland and Norway can't contribute so we won't feel like we have to defend ourselves every minute! Such a shame - never give the people a choice :-(

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On July 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Chilli Dipper said:

Steve Stricker is tied for sixth at Royal Troon after three rounds.

If he finishes strong tomorrow, does he suddenly enter the discussion as a captain's pick for Team USA?

Can he replace Fowler??  I mean do we really want him the way he's played this year???

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11 minutes ago, Chris223 said:

Can he replace Fowler??  I mean do we really want him the way he's played this year???

Fowler's currently out of the top eight in Ryder Cup points right now. The AQ's at the moment:

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Jordan Spieth
  3. Phil Mickelson
  4.  Zach Johnson
  5. J.B. Holmes (up from 12th last week)
  6. Bubba Watson
  7. Brooks Koepka
  8. Brandt Snedeker

 

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I'd like to know what the odds are that some golf reporter will ask any of the players if they have any concerns about the Zika Virus which has been found in Minnesota? I could guess their might be some stammering responses, or just walking away from the interview. 

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On July 17, 2016 at 8:05 PM, Chilli Dipper said:

Fowler's currently out of the top eight in Ryder Cup points right now. The AQ's at the moment:

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Jordan Spieth
  3. Phil Mickelson
  4.  Zach Johnson
  5. J.B. Holmes (up from 12th last week)
  6. Bubba Watson
  7. Brooks Koepka
  8. Brandt Snedeker

 

The only guy on that list id trust to drain a putt for me is Spieth. Not too good. 

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USA team before the PGA.

1.DJ

2.Spieth

3.Mickelson

4.ZJ

5.JB

6.Snedeker.

7.Bubba.

8.Kuchar

On the fringe,Reed,Fowler,Koepka,Piercy.

After the PGA,I'd reckon Koepka is a cert.Walker and Streb could also be in the mix.

Euro team before the PGA.

1.Mcilroy

2.Willet

3.Stenson.

4.Wood(The Tall Guy)

5.Garcia.

6.Cabrera Bello

7.Rose.

8.Fitzpatrick.

9.Sullivan

On the edge,Kjeldsen,Dubuisson,Olesen,Westwood.

After the PGA,Kaymar has got to be in there.I hope during the next few tourneys Knox and Mcdowell step up and put pressure on all these.

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This is definitely setting up nicely for the US this year.

 

Rory can't putt. Poulter is injured. Rose battled some injuries as well. Stenson is really the only Euro in top form right now.

 

Apart from this past week's outlier, DJ is obviously locked in nicely. Koepka and Walker are putting pressure on DL3. Phil playing well. Rickie and Jordan had nice weeks. Brandt is playing well, and even Bubba relatively.

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After the PGA,Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka have risen to positions 4 and 5 respectively.Bubba and Kuchar drop out of the top 8.

No changes in the Euro team except for Tyrrel Hatton coming into the "captains pick"category.

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After the Travelers Russel Knox is elevated to 10th spot in the Ryder cup points list.Only one spot outside an automatic place.

Two Ryder cup points tourneys to go in Europe,one in Denmark and the other in the Czech republic.

Darren Clarke will name his picks on Aug 30th.

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The top 8 for the Euro team are confirmed.Matt Fitzpatrick booked his place after a top 10 finish at the Czech Masters,Andy Sullivan has some work to do.

Westwood will need a captains pick from Darren Clarke.

Jim Furyk is really pushing for a place in the US team.

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No Laying Up had a good article on why Jim Furyk should not be allowed on the Ryder Cup team: http://nolayingup.com/2016/08/20/case-jim-furyk-2016-us-ryder-cup-team/

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This has been well documented, but Furyk’s “experience” with the Ryder Cup has been a disastrous one. He’s been a part of every team since 1997, over which the US is sporting a 2-7 record. I’m for sure not saying the he is the one to blame for the American futility, but Furyk’s record in those events is a stunning 10-20-4 (with a hilarious 2-8-1 record in fourball). Ignoring the ties, he’s winning his matches at a 33% clip, which is a worse percentage than the New York Knicks had in 2015-2016, and they finished 13th out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference. The Braves are an MLB worst 44-78, which is still a better winning percentage (.361) than Jimmy boy in the stars and stripes!

Furyk’s point percentage (points scored divided by matches played, is an incomprehensible 32.3%, which is 5th worst all time of all US players that have played in at least six matches (63 players qualified, better than only Mark O’Meara, Ben Crenshaw, Chris Dimarco, and Miller Barber). Factor in that only seven guys have played in more Ryder Cup matches than Furyk has and you can easily see the depth of the impact that one of the worst Ryder Cuppers of all time has had on the nine teams that he has been apart of.

His record is abysmal. He'll probably still make the team because Davis Love knows him and is comfortable with him. And I will point to his pick as a reason the American team sucks in this event year after year.

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