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Rickie Fowler

Who’s In The Running for the U.S. Ryder Cup Team?

On September 7th Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin will announce the final four American golfers creating the twelve guy roster to face the European contingent on their soil for the 38th Ryder Cup, Oct. one-three. Pavin will have a near search at these on his brief record through the 1st two tournaments on the FedEx Cup schedule, The Barclays this week and yet again subsequent week at the Deutsche Lender Championship.


With the results of PGA Championship in, eight of the twelve members of Corey Pavin’s Ryder Cup crew have been made the decision. Four are veterans of the battle with the European squad, Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker. And 4 have never played for the Cup, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Jeff Overton who will turn out to be the very first member of a U.S. Ryder Cup team never successful a PGA Tour event. All qualified based on factors gathered more than a two-year time period.


As is usually the circumstance the remaining 4 spots are fraught with controversy with any of the 9 thru 20 position earners, and more, in line to be chosen by Captain Pavin and his 4 captain’s assistants, Tom Lehman, Davis Love III, Jeff Sluman and Paul Goydos.


Those in competition for the four remaining spots:



9Th – Anthoney Kim: coming off a hand injury. Missed the cut in PGA Championship, and in the Wyndham this earlier week.

tenth – Lucas Glover: Ryder Cup veteran. Missed the minimize by 2 strokes in the PGA, 7th in the Wyndham..

12th – Zach Johnson: 3rd in the PGA. Reliable Cup veteran.

13th – Tiger Woods: Having difficulty regaining his No. 1 in the Planet type. 28th in PGA.

14th – Bo Van Pelt: 28th in PGA. A really darkish horse.

15th – Stewart Cink: Has Ryder Cup whiskers, playing effectively lately, 18th in PGA.

sixteenth – Ben Crane: Consistent the past two years but a darkish horse, 39th in PGA.

17th – Ricky Barnes: Missed PGA reduce. Possibly subsequent calendar year.

18th – Nick Watney: Dismal displaying in PGA eliminated as a alternative.

19th – J.B. Holms: An additional dim horse, effectively at minimum a grey a single. 24th in PGA.

twentieth – Rickie Fowler: 58th in PGA. Almost certainly next year.


Other folks:

Ryan Palmer

Ryan Moore

Jason Bohn

Kenny Perry

Scott Verplank

Invoice Haas

Heath Slocum

Vaughn Taylor

Chad Campbell

Bryce Molder

Kevin Na

Steve Marino

Brandt Snedeker



Even though it is Anthony Kim’s lifelong purpose to make the Ryder Cup crew, at this stage in the process, I think Corey would pick Stewart Cink about the recovering Kim. I would be shocked if Glover, Johnson and Woods aren’t selected, they are shoe-ins. But with a excellent to great demonstrating in the subsequent two weeks anybody could nab a single of the four remaining positions.


The Course – Celtic-Manor


The venue, The Tewnty Ten Class at Celtic-Manor, Newport, South Wales, will sustain the fervor accompanying every single Ryder Cup. The layout, located in the Usk Valley, a considerably flat class with couple of trees but makes up for that with ample h2o. With three par 5’s over 600 yards such as the finishing hole exactly where drinking water is uppermost in the mind of people who feel of heading for the green in two. The 9th, a 666 yard par five the longest hole in championship golfing. The 14th, a 413 garden par four, wherever some will be tempted to drive above the lake to keep away from a second shot about yet one more lake if the choice on the generate was created on the aspect of caution. The Twenty Ten provides the golfer sufficient choices which could establish the winner and losers dependent on the choices created and the all crucial execution.


I’ve received my DVR ready to go.




Rickie Fowler

Team America – Assessing The US Ryder Cup Team

he summary of the PGA Championship also finalized the eight guaranteed spots on the US Ryder Cup group. So, let’s analyze them!

Phil Mickelson
Appearances: seven
Record: 10-14-six
Intimidation factor (out of five):  four – Lefty has had a lack-luster yr ever before because his victory at Augusta. Also, anyone who smiles that a lot cannot be frightening. He is like the anti-Ben Hogan.
Coolness factor (out of five): 3 – Phil isn’t really all that awesome, but he has won four majors, and that’ cooler than a lot of men on this staff.

Hunter Mahan
Appearances: 1
File: 2–3
Intimidation issue: four.5 – Streaky putter, but he can make tons of birdies
Coolness factor: three.five – He loses a full position for those sunglasses

Bubba Watson
Intimidation aspect: three – Gains points for size, loses them for inexperience and getting the nicest person close to
Coolness element: 5 – Swiftly turning into one particular of my favorite men on tour

Jim Furyk
Appearances: six
Record: 8-13-three
Intimidation element: four – Fantastic putter, isn’t going to make a good deal of bogies
Coolness aspect: one – This person is super uninteresting. But he will get a point because he’s a tour player

Steve Stricker
Appearances: 1
File: -2-one
Intimidation element: 3 – Identical as Furyk, only he’s by no means won a match in the Ryder Cup, but pair him with Tiger like at the President’s Cup and this could turn out to be a 5 quickly


Coolness element: three.5 – I like Strick, appears like a nice guy, but he wears these horrible reverse pleated pants

Dustin Johnson
Intimidation issue: 4 – Hits it a mile and he’s won a couple tour events. Moyen that with the encounter he is gained in 2010 and the very good karma that he’s due right after last week and he could be the team’s point leader
Coolness aspect: four – I’m not confident if his facet uses up include or deduct factors, but the way he dealt with his unlucky ruling this week was very first course.

Jeff Overton (who?)
Intimidation factor: – He is by no means won on tour. I will not genuinely comprehend how the FedEx Cup awards factors but by some means he’s 6th. I’d be willing to wager that some gamers on the European crew could not pick Overton out of a line-up
Coolness issue:

Matt Kuchar
Intimidation element: .5 – At the very least he’s won on tour… even though it was a 2nd (or 3rd) tier event. Also he won the US Newbie, but that was like a hundred years ago.
Coolness aspect: .5 – He’s a bit cooler than Overton

So there you have it. This staff is (so far) mild on encounter, intimidation and coolness… Even it is total document isn’t all that stellar. This signifies that Captain Corey (now without mustache) requirements to make so severely sound picks.

My picks:
Tiger Woods – He is “high” on Pavin’s record. Effectively I positive hope he is. Even with his horrible time he’s nevertheless the scariest man to perform against, specially when paired with Stricker. Also, he is presently tied with Overton and Kuchar for wins this year – zero. Not selecting him and loosing would be a nightmare

Zach Johnson – He’s certainly not my favorite player in the planet, but he’s a excellent putter and he has had a quite excellent year, like powerful perform of late.

Stewart Cink – Not getting the greatest 12 months (that was 2009) but Cink brings experience, consistency and height.

Anthony Kim/Rickie Fowler/Freddy Couples – The spot is AK’s to shed. If he can perform properly amongst now and September 7th (Pavin’s drop dead date) he’ll be on the squad. If he can not regain the kind he had pre-damage I assume Pavin goes in a single of two instructions. Youth: Rickie Fowler – he freewheels, he is buddies with Bubba, he is acquired swagger. Expertise – Freddy Couples – he hits it as far as ever before, robust commence to the year and respectable form on the aged guys’ tour recently. Also, Freddy would considerably increase the coolness element of this squad.

Rickie Fowler

Tiger Woods is selected to Ryder Cup team by captain Corey Pavin

09.07.2010 – U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin has rounded out his staff Tuesday early morning in New York Metropolis, whilst incorporating Tiger Woods, No.one in the planet to his roster.

Established profitable veterans this kind of as Tiger Woods, still the No.1 golfer in the world, but winless in eleven tournaments this season, alongside with Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink were named to the U.S. Ryder Cup staff that will confront Europe Oct. 1-three at Celtic Manor West in Newport, Wales. Captain Corey Pavin also chosen the 21-calendar year-old and PGA Tour rookie, Rickie Fowler, who is still nevertheless to win a specialist tournament.

“I am quite pleased to add these 4 to Crew USA,” mentioned Pavin. “I am quite happy to have Crew USA fully assembled now, and I’m hunting ahead to the matches in 3 weeks.

“The goal right here is to have twelve players that make up Group USA that are likely to go out there and have a single goal in thoughts, and which is to try to win the Ryder Cup more than in Wales.”

The U.S. Ryder Cup team has not won overseas because 1993, as Pavin’s 2010 captain picks will be part of up with the 8 gamers who have earned automated berths at the finish of the PGA Championship to contain: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Jeff Overton, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.

The youngster Rickie Fowler was the most questioned selection so far…

“I feel naturally he’s deserving,” said Pavin. “There’s a whole lot of guys deserving to be on the team, a good deal of men and women in the combine. It just arrived down to emotions. I had a gut sensation about Rickie. He has a excellent Walker Cup file (7-one). He’s a really good participant. There is a lot of quite excellent players that I had to appear at, but which is the way I went.


“I believe he’s a very mature younger guy. He is had encounter in worldwide perform, quite solid player, and he is received a very constant head on his shoulders.”

Rickie Fowler appeared fired up about the situation and problem ahead.

“I can carry some youth to the team and ideally get the men pumped up a little bit,” Fowler mentioned by phone at the news convention. “But as I mentioned, we are all likely over there to win so we are all heading to be obtaining every single other pumped up and kind of focusing on our principal objective.”

Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion and winner of 71 titles on the PGA Tour, will play in the Ryder Cup for the 1st time considering that 2006.

“Did I ever have any doubt (about Woods)? I failed to think about it extremely a lot. I was just waiting and watching,” explained Corey Pavin. “As I’ve mentioned just before, I was hoping that he would qualify on factors. He failed to, and then I just waited to see how he was going to play. I was glad to see he’s taking part in far better.

“Tiger is one of twelve guys on the crew, and each and every one particular of them is just as crucial as yet another player.”

Pavin named Woods on Monday evening and asked if he’d like to be on the staff.

“He mentioned, ‘Absolutely,’ and mentioned, ‘Whatever you would like me to do, I will do, just inform me what you would like,’ which is just what a captain likes to listen to from any player on the staff,” stated Pavin. “Clearly I was pleased that he was really excited about enjoying, and he needs to be on a successful staff, just like the other eleven guys, as nicely.”

Tiger Woods was the captain’s select for the initial time in his occupation. Even though Woods only has two top-10s this period — ties for fourth in the Masters and U.S. Open — he is presently actively playing his very best golf as of recently, soon after coming back after 5 months away from golfing, adhering to a self-imposed break to deal with his family following his really public sex scandal broke out in the media in late 2009.

Tiger Woods has posted 5 of his last 8 rounds of golf in the 60s. In the Deutsche Lender Championship that concluded on Monday, Woods posted a few rounds in the 60s for the 1st time all calendar year. He closed with a 69 to tie for 11th location.

“Whether I was a individual who was picked or a person who attained their way on the squad, it does not transform the all round purpose, it is even now the identical, and that is to go more than there and win,” Woods explained on the mobile phone. “There are indicators my gaming has been coming close to operating with Sean (Foley). I am hitting some much better shots. Items are commencing to transition there, and I sense like my gaming is not extremely far away and that tends to make it a great deal less complicated likely into a strain-packed setting like that figuring out that my sport is coming all around.”

The European crew was finalized final week when captain Colin Montgomerie added Padraig Harrington, Edoardo Molinari and Luke Donald as his 3 captain’s picks. They will join up with Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Ross Fisher, Peter Hanson, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Francesco Molinari. The European squad has 6 rookies, the Molinari brothers, McIlroy, Kaymer, Fisher and Hansen.

The up coming handful of weeks will be really crucial for the U.S. crew major up to the Ryder Cup, as they will strive to win for the first time in 7 years abroad.

Do you assume Tiger Woods was a properly-deserved captain’s select for this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup group?