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Ryder Cup 2020 [Official Thread!]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 761 ✭✭✭Pdoghue


    Poor form but not that surprising that Rory, Rahm, Sergio, and Casey are not playing at Wentworth.



  • Registered Users Posts: 797 ✭✭✭SeeMoreBut


    Daniel Berger, Harris English, Tony Finau, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth named as Steve Stricker's wildcard picks for Team USA; Ryder Cup to be played from September 24-26 at Whistling Straits

    Berger jumps Reed who was ahead in rankings


    Sergio must know he is in if not playing



  • Registered Users Posts: 761 ✭✭✭Pdoghue


    Looks like Stricker picked long hitters to suit the course, instead of guys like Reed, Kisner, Simpson and Na.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,716 ✭✭✭abff


    Pretty much straight down the list from the qualifying table. The only exception is Scheffler in 14th who leaps over Simpson in 13th and displaces Reid in 11th.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,338 ✭✭✭✭Rikand


    Scheffler jumped Reed as well too. Scheffler was 14th, while Reed was 11th. Guess he left Reed out as nobody on the team probably likes him all that much



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Hasn't he been quite ill recently? Was hoping Phil would get a call to give the Europeans a better chance.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,338 ✭✭✭✭Rikand


    He was. But he played at the tour championship and he did alright for a fella who almost died. I thought he might have done enough.


    Looking at the European Picks, the top 3 players in the world rankings who arent in the qualifying spots are Sergio, Rose and Poulter



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭The Big Easy


    I like Reed's spikiness and it's great for the Ryder Cup in general, it's a loss in terms of the overall spectacle.

    That's the 3 I would pick anyway and I think Paddy will too, unless one of many possible permutations play out this weekend.

    It's disappointing that not all the European guys are playing the flagship event, I'd have made it a prerequisite of team membership almost. Still it's a top field, but when you see guys like Scott and Horschel there, but no Sergio, Rory or Casey, it's hard not be a little disappointed. And it may even end up meaning Paddy has to use a pick on Shane which is not what he wants I'm sure.

    Edit: And Rahm too obviously



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,716 ✭✭✭abff


    Yes, and they would be the most logical choices if the 9 automatic qualifiers remain unchanged. Whether this would remain the case if Lowry and/or Westwood were to fall out of the automatic qualifying places remains to be seen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    If lowry qualifies then third pick is very much up in the air. Rose is in Pole position for it imo but if someone like Stenson, Bob Mac, Noren, Perez, miglionizi, cheeseburger, Hojgaard win or top 5 they could force their way in.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,659 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Reed is a loss for sure, he has passion but fair to say a guy just recovered from double pneumonia would be a stretch for 3 intense days back to back

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  • Registered Users Posts: 797 ✭✭✭SeeMoreBut


    Rory after playing last 3 weeks and doesn't need to play so why bother coming over here for a week to go back to USA. Casey something similar.

    Garcia played last 3 weeks and must have got the ok for Harrington ala Faldo.

    Harrington big worry be someone who he probably doesn't want making the team with a win this weekend even though he will never admit it.

    I was say if you don't make the team automatically you have no complaints if not selected.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,103 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    Wiesberger and Perez having poor front 9s



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,716 ✭✭✭abff


    There are 14 players who could potentially break into the automatic qualifying spots this week. Justin Rose, Alex Noren, Danny Willett, Calum Hill, Richard Bland, Rasmus Hojgaard, Henrik Stenson or Matthias Schwab would need a win to do so, but 3rd place could be good enough for Victor Perez or Robert MacIntyre and 2nd place might be good enough for Ian Poulter, Thomas Detry or Guido Migliozzi. And a top 49 could conceivably be enough for Wiesberger.

    if Poulter or Rose makes it into the automatic spots at Lowry’s expense, I think there is a chance that Shane would get a wild card. But if someone else forces his way into the team (particularly someone who would be a rookie), I think it would be difficult for Padraig to justify giving Shane a pick.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,069 ✭✭✭techdiver


    Whilst Shane would be a Ryder Cup rookie, he would be in a different mould as a rookie. He is a major champion who has proven himself world wide. I wouldn't see it as a leap to pick Shane regardless, especially given his recent for is better than Rose and Stenson.

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    Shane is guaranteed a pick is he slips out of the final qualifying place. There is only 1 rookie in the team as it stands so picking him as a rookie isn't an issue. He is a WGC and Major Champion.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,716 ✭✭✭abff


    Wiesberger is currently 3 over par after 10 holes and Perez is 4 over after 11. Both players are in danger of missing the cut if they can’t turn things around.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,504 ✭✭✭Speak Now


    Yeah agreed, Wiesberger missing the cut would be great for whoever is in line for the 3rd wildcard (Likely to be Rose)



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Rose rising to the occasion so far. Top 20 should be enough for him to get the 3rd pick providing one of the other contenders doesn't go and win it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,338 ✭✭✭✭Rikand


    It was actually a pretty smart move by Garcia not to show up. Perez probably playing himself off the team at the moment. Wiesberger also too. Garcia cant play himself off the team at the moment



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,907 ✭✭✭RoadRunner



    Doing nothing is better than doing poorly 🤨



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,504 ✭✭✭Speak Now


    Wiesberger eagles the 18th to get to -1 for the day, good back 9 from him.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,659 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    I don’t get the reasons for Shane getting his pick, he’s had the same qualifying time as everyone else so should qualify on merit as his route in. Poults and Serio a given now. With Rose’s RC record he would be a better RC pick over Shane, Rose is a proven putter and that’s what wins match play. I’ve nothing against Shane, was cheering him on in Portrush but I’d honestly go for Rose

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Lowry won't need a pick, he'll qualify directly, Rose will get the last pick as long as Miguel Angel Jimenez doesn't win this..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭The Big Easy


    I'd be a little bit miffed if I was Rose that Poults and Sergio are seen as certainties while he's a doubt. He's certainly been a better more high-class player than Poulter (I know Poults is Mr. Ryder Cup) and arguably Sergio too as he's been World No. 1 and won a Fed Ex Cup.

    His Ryder Cup record is also one of Europe's best over the last number of years and he was a huge part of the miracle at Medinah. Just personally if I was him, I'd be feeling a little overlooked by everyone.

    He's already been shafted a bit in 2010, when Monty was looking to protect the European Tour by picking Eddy Molinari over him!



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Hojgaard goes and shoots 81 when a victory would have got him in!

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,659 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Monty made mad choices, and his timing was woeful too

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,659 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Shane playing great at the minute too, free YouTube stream of his round too

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,536 ✭✭✭Dr. Bre


    Worried about the form of Hatton going into the Ryder



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  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭Innish_Rebel


    Hatton, Westwood & Fitzpatrick are all showing slightly worrying form if I'm honest.



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