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Watson Wants to Change Ryder Cup Selection

Posted By Sports Talk Florida News Desk On September 24, 2013 @ 1:32 PM In Golf | No Comments

Tom_Watson_2013 [1]GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Tom Watson’s first move as U.S. captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup was reducing the number of wild-card picks from four to three.

If he had his way, he’d have none.

“If you really look at it, the purist form of Ryder Cup would be no picks, no captain’s picks, 12 players who qualify,” Watson said. “That’s the way I qualified … you had 12 players and no picks. Maybe that’s the way it should go back to.”

If that had been the case at Medinah last year, Europe probably wouldn’t have returned home with the trophy. Ian Poulter — one of two wild-card selections — helped Europe rally from 10-5 down.

Source: Associated Press, ESPN [2]


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