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Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
Shanks,
There is such strength in Europe and so many to choose from.

By the way Johan Edfors has actually won 3 times, not twice, and still hasn't got in the team, that shows how good the others are.

To be honest, he won't be on the short list though. Although he won 3 times, they are his only top 10s.
He is an irratic performer and Woosie will want players he can rely on.

Poulter played bad at the BMW and got rid of any slight chance he may have of getting a pick.

Clarke is probably the closest thing to a certainty there is.
He is the only multiple WGC event winner apart from Tiger.
He has beat Tiger head to head in a 36 hole match play final, how many players can say they beat Tiger over 36 holes? Most capitulate when they play with him in stroke play for one round, not to mention 2 rounds of matchplay.
Also Darren has been a very strong Ryder Cup player and that experience will be considered very important.

So who for the 2nd pick?
- Lee Westwood, very experienced. Good playing partner for Darren! Lee is playing good too, and showing good form despite being sick. I met him at the BMW and he is not well at all. The courage to play on will impress Woosie who is there too.

- Thomas Bjorn, tipped alot, but I doubt it. He has had made some huge mistakes when leading tournaments.

- Paul Broadhurst, decent player but not quite good enough. He also would have needed to produce more at the BMW to really impress Woosie. He was just outside the qualifying placings, and the captain would have expected him to put in a good performance to at least make a run at the team with the pressure on, but he didn't produce enough.

- By the way, if McGinley didn't get in, I doubt he would have got a pick because he just hasn't played well.

So I think he will probably choose Darren and Lee Westwood, and they will pair up together as well.
09/02/06 @ 12:10
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor]
How do we find your blog? It is no longer listed in the vertical column at the top right of travelgolf blogs.
09/06/06 @ 13:56
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
You can always check here. Not sure why, but they've put a limit on that space by most recent article. When I write a new one - probably today - I'll pop up on top of the list.
09/06/06 @ 14:03

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