ROW Presidents Cup Picks are so darned simple
I read a brief news item on one of the other golf sites about whom Greg Norman is considering for ROW (Rest Of World) Presidents Cup picks. Laughably, the pundit mentioned Adam Scott…that was a good one…made my morning lasagna taste even better.
Seriously, it is so simple for Greg, almost as simple as winning The Masters with a six-stroke lead…hope he doesn’t blow it again. Here goes:
Ryo Ishikawa…why? He’s exciting, entertaining, young, attractive and media-savvy. He’ll get the crowds going like his Japanese counterpart, Shigeki “The Smiling Assassin” Maruyama did a decade ago.
Thongchai Jaidee or Jeev Milka Singh…take your pick. One is from Thailand, the other from India. You have a Canadian, a Fijian, two aussies, three south africans, an Argentine, a Columbian and a Korean already on the team (assuming Tim Clark holds on to his final automatic spot.) Pick someone from another country, a country that perhaps hasn’t had the exposure. There is no great Chinese golfer, no great Russian golfer, so why not go with India? Huge. or Thailand? Tremendous. Can’t go wrong.
Why use ethnicity as a tie-breaker? Because these guys are off-the-charts good and essentially tied for notoriety, reputation and resume. Take Ryo and one of the other two and watch the ROW give the USA side a run at the trophy.
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No, Norman wants to win this thing so he'll take Jaidee AND Singh. Might take Rory Sabbatini since he won $2.5 million in 2009, including the Nelson, but he is in terrible form right now.
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