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Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor]
Yes the system is stupid.

John Rollins got more points than Chris DiMarco.

Chris had to beat alot of top class players, apart from the Tiger Woods, to get his 2nd place at a major.

Rollins, beat a field, absent of anyone who was good enough to qualify for The Open.
07/26/06 @ 20:01
Comment from: Jim COULTHARD [Visitor]
Are people actually complaining that a player who won a tournament is getting more points than a player who finished second in another tournment? It sounds to me like Chris DeMarco did nothng different from what Michelle Wie did when she beat a lot of clas players, apart from Annika Sorenstam, to ger her 2nd place at last year's LPGA Championship. Is that 2nd place now considered to be a greater accomplishment than winning against a weaker field such as last year's US Women's Amateur.
07/27/06 @ 01:25
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Johnny N. does not impress me yet as a poster on this site.

We're in for a free-for-all, no matter how you slice it. Ray Floyd, Lanny "the worst tv commentator ever" Wadkins, Cal Peete, Tom Watson, and Jack Nicklaus of yore are not coming back to play for us. It will be a wild shootout in Ireland this year.

Shanks, isn't top 15 the same as an "L" in the column in a Ryder Cup match? Imagine if a guy from Kentucky cared as much about his state as a Phil Price did for Wales, when he vanquished our Phil a few cups ago...It's all about a pride that our lads have lost. Maybe Rollins, Henry, Wetterich, and the other not-yet-names can inject some innocent, sincere pride into the Cup. Kind of like amateur hoops players used to do for the olympics. Hmmm...I smell a blog coming...wait, that's my feet.
07/27/06 @ 06:42
Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
I think Ron is on to something here. Enough of the Phil's and the Freddie's (sounds like a 60's rock group). Let's put a team out there who just might have a little USA pride. Oh wait, let's ditch the damn PGA Tour players and put up the top 12 finishers from the Interservice Championships. Then you'll see some guys who care.
07/27/06 @ 09:32
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor]
Ron Mon,

Reality Check.
John Rollins beat a poor field, in comparison to the quality of player he would face at the Ryder Cup.

He won a tournament, that was played opposite a major. That means there were very few people watching it.

How many people will be watching the Ryder Cup?

That tournament win does not do alot to prepare someone for the Ryder Cup.
On the other hand, finishing 2nd in a major, with a huge gallery and running Tiger close, is great preperation for a potential Ryder Cup player.
07/27/06 @ 12:17
Comment from: Frasier [Visitor]
Quite frankly, I think the US Ryder Cup selection system is brilliant.

Oh yeah, did I mention; I'm English. :D
07/27/06 @ 14:31
Comment from: Jim COULTHARD [Visitor]
reality check

Neither squad has a selection process that is designed to pick the best team. The US actually come closer to the ideal of a system designed to select the best team than the Europeans.

Tournaments want top players--the US system is designed to concentrate points on top finishers,which keeps hope alive for a lot of guys up until the end, and keeps a lot of other guys on their toes. Only points for--no points against. Top players who want to be on the team will be keeping sponsors happy by playing in a lot of events--PGA events(+British Open)

Now the Eurpoeans take five guys from the world rankings--except they refuse to recognize points not earned on the Ero Tour for the last week. So far, so good. But the next five are reserved for the 5 highest players on the European Tour money list(excluding any of the first 5 guys). Except for the top five, and a player won't know his final ranking until it is too late, European who want to play on the Ryder Cup need to play enough Euro event to finish high up on the Euro money list. This provides incentive for top European players to play more European Tour Events.
07/27/06 @ 23:31
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I'm not complaining about who makes the side because they've earned it. It is who it is. But it steams me that only a top ten finish earns points. Just Plain Stupid.
07/31/06 @ 11:34
Comment from: LimeyLew [Visitor]
Hey Shanks,

Some great points made by all...I'm a
bit stuck in the middle with the Ryder Cup as I'm half British...I just love watching the whole enchilada to see who has the nerves of steel. Those knees were MADE for
By the way....I like the name of that
"new" 60's rock group too; Phil and
Freddie....or Phil DOES the Freddie!
08/09/06 @ 13:28

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