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Ryder Cup 2020 : 12 Picks

  • 16-04-2020 3:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭ Golfgorfield


    This came up in a wattsapp group today, if this year goes ahead in USA and the captains get 12 picks.

    What would your 12 be??

    Mine would be

    Rory
    Rahm
    Rose
    Hovland
    Pieters
    Fleetwood
    Poulter
    Casey
    Garcia
    Stenson
    Hatton
    Lowry


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,565 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand


    This came up in a wattsapp group today, if this year goes ahead in USA and the captains get 12 picks.

    What would your 12 be??

    Mine would be

    Rory
    Rahm
    Rose
    Hovland
    Pieters
    Fleetwood
    Poulter
    Casey
    Garcia
    Stenson
    Hatton
    Lowry

    Thomas Pieters - 73rd in the world and the 24th top ranked European in the world rankings. There would be a lot of people who would feel quite rightly aggrieved to see him there ahead of them


  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭ Golfgorfield


    Rikand wrote: »
    Thomas Pieters - 73rd in the world and the 24th top ranked European in the world rankings. There would be a lot of people who would feel quite rightly aggrieved to see him there ahead of them

    True, im weighting some picks based on it being in the USA and i think he fits it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,565 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand


    True, im weighting some picks based on it being in the USA and i think he fits it.

    Surely gmac as a US based player and having recent good form over there would be a better pick in that case ?

    http://www.owgr.com/en/Ranking/PlayerProfile.aspx?playerID=13944

    90% of pieters events in the last 2 years have been on the european tour


  • Registered Users Posts: 862 ✭✭✭ unplayable


    This came up in a wattsapp group today, if this year goes ahead in USA and the captains get 12 picks.

    What would your 12 be??

    Mine would be

    Rory
    Rahm
    Rose
    Hovland
    Pieters
    Fleetwood
    Poulter
    Casey
    Garcia
    Stenson
    Hatton
    Lowry


    I would sub out pieters for Wiesberger

    Molinari hard to leave out but I like Hovland being given a go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ Deporhostia


    I think Garcia not playing well, looks like he’s going through the motions since the masters win, it’s away from home with the US crowd, emotionally for him would be a recipe for disaster. I know he has a fabulous record but I can’t see it continuing this year.

    Looking down the world rankings I’d go with

    McIlroy
    Rahm
    Fleetwood
    Rose
    Lowry
    Hatton
    Casey
    Fitzpatrick
    Wiesberger
    Molinari
    Stenson
    Cabrera Bello

    I think those last 3 would cope well with being away from home with the crowd there, even if there are others in better form at the moment,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 934 ✭✭✭ pinkdoubleeagle


    This came up in a wattsapp group today, if this year goes ahead in USA and the captains get 12 picks.

    What would your 12 be??

    Mine would be

    Rory
    Rahm
    Rose
    Hovland
    Pieters
    Fleetwood
    Poulter
    Casey
    Garcia
    Stenson
    Hatton
    Lowry

    Cant believe you left out your best mate?>


  • Registered Users Posts: 934 ✭✭✭ pinkdoubleeagle


    Robert McIntyre would be my pick


  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭ Golfgorfield


    Robert McIntyre would be my pick

    Zero USA experience would be a big problem. But tbh if things were normal he would likely qualify himself!


  • Registered Users Posts: 934 ✭✭✭ pinkdoubleeagle


    What about your best mate?

    Lee Westwood


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 294 ✭✭ Addisyn Old-fashioned Stubbornness


    Matthew Fitzpatrick :confused:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭ Golfgorfield


    What about your best mate?

    Lee Westwood

    Ugh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 934 ✭✭✭ pinkdoubleeagle


    Ugh.

    Nice interview on the Paddy Golf Podcast.


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ Golfhead65


    1 McIlroy
    2 Rahm
    3 Fleetwood
    4 Molinari
    5 Rose
    6 Stenson
    7 Molinari
    8 Poulter
    9 Lowry
    10 Hatton
    11 Knox
    12 Laird
    Last 2 are a bit left field but play primarily on PGA Tour and I think they both took up European Tour Membership to try make team...Anyway not every agrees on everything and it's just a bit of fun.. Imagine Paddy's problems if he had to just pick the team and not rely on rankings


  • Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭ OutTheGap


    I’d go with:
    1. McIlroy
    2. Rahm
    3. Fleetwood
    4. Rose
    5. Stenson
    6. Casey
    7. Molinari
    8. Garcia
    9. Lowry
    10. Poulter
    11. Hatton
    12. Hovland

    Maybe GMac for Garcia if he’s not playing well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ Golfhead65


    OutTheGap wrote: »
    I’d go with:
    1. McIlroy
    2. Rahm
    3. Fleetwood
    4. Rose
    5. Stenson
    6. Casey
    7. Molinari
    8. Garcia
    9. Lowry
    10. Poulter
    11. Hatton
    12. Hovland

    Maybe GMac for Garcia if he’s not playing well.

    Yeah yours is probably closer to actual team than mine with Hovland and Casey..I left Casey out coz he had a baby out of the bathwater moment a few years back and didn't commit to your and only left Hovland out due to lack of Pro Experience..both great players though


  • Registered Users Posts: 934 ✭✭✭ pinkdoubleeagle


    Victor Perez would have to be considered


  • Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭ OutTheGap


    Victor Perez would have to be considered

    Good shout. If there were some tournaments before the team is picked at he won one, he could easily get a pick.

    Casey did well in 2018 in France, getting a half against Koepka when things were going against Europe. He plays all the time in the States and would be a good partner for someone like Hatton.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 294 ✭✭ Addisyn Old-fashioned Stubbornness


    Disappointing lack of love for Fitzpatrick.

    9th this year in Bay Hill and 2nd last year. Also 4th in the FedEx.

    I think he's almost a cert for the team tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ Golfhead65


    Disappointing lack of love for Fitzpatrick.

    9th this year in Bay Hill and 2nd last year. Also 4th in the FedEx.

    I think he's almost a cert for the team tbh.

    This is all about your(everyone's) personal choice given the situation atm, so everyone will think someone else should be in the team just show your hand with your 12 picks and by the end of the forum there will probably be about 8/9 players that nearly everyone agrees on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    Well Stricker has now been given 6 picks if the Ryder cup does go ahead.

    Not a clue how they are going to figure out the european team really. Just a mess completely. Harrington is probably going to get 6 picks as well.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,847 ✭✭✭✭ callaway92


    Not like there's going to be any decent sample sized form to pick players on either, leaving things far more open to bias than usual.

    Can't believe they haven't postponed indefinitely. The logistics of it are pretty bad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭ OutTheGap


    Well Stricker has now been given 6 picks if the Ryder cup does go ahead.

    Not a clue how they are going to figure out the european team really. Just a mess completely. Harrington is probably going to get 6 picks as well.

    Will be very tough for Harrington/Europe if it does go ahead as the European Tour restarts on July 23rd, 6 weeks after the PGA tour.

    European players not playing in the US will have very little time to find form before the team is picked. I think they need to give Harrington more picks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    callaway92 wrote: »
    Not like there's going to be any decent sample sized form to pick players on either, leaving things far more open to bias than usual.

    Can't believe they haven't postponed indefinitely. The logistics of it are pretty bad.

    Insurance seems from all the rumours to be the main issue. Main reason the Open was cancelled is that they actually have pandemic insurance apparently


  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ Ah_go_on


    Insurance seems from all the rumours to be the main issue. Main reason the Open was cancelled is that they actually have pandemic insurance apparently

    Decision being made this week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 905 ✭✭✭ Silver-Tiger


    Looking more and more likely to go ahead and the success of Charles Schwab will only push it more towards playing.

    Awful for Wisconsin if it does. Although Postponing for a year does not guarantee fans being there. You'd have to hope it would be very likely. Imagine Adare 2026 with no fans. They just show up and play and leave. Would be dreadful.

    Some economic cost to the host town for it not to be played even if the commercial cost is all in TV/Sponsors/Gambling


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,326 ✭✭✭ Wombatman


    Poor showing this week from Euro players in US. Some hopefuls well off the cut line and only one in the top ten, Rose.

    Hopefuls cut include:
    Perez +5
    Lowry +4
    Willett +3

    First week back after Covid so might not mean much from a form perspective.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,675 ✭✭✭ ronnie3585


    PGA has confirmed that the Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021.

    I think that’s the right decision.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,847 ✭✭✭✭ callaway92


    ronnie3585 wrote: »
    PGA has confirmed that the Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021.

    I think that’s the right decision.

    Can you link that? Can't see it confirmed other than 'it will be announced next week'


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭ LuckyGent88


    Looks like Even Murray (Sky commenter) has broken the news in his column for the guardian. Haven’t seen any other US website or twitter handle say anything.

    PGA announced the PGA will go ahead but without fans alright.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,847 ✭✭✭✭ callaway92


    Looks like Even Murray (Sky commenter) has broken the news in his column for the guardian. Haven’t seen any other US website or twitter handle say anything.

    PGA announced the PGA will go ahead but without fans alright.

    Ya that’s all I’ve seen too


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