Sunday, 31 August 2008

European Ryder Cup Wildcards Announced

Well, after all the hoopla of the last week or so, the wildcards for the Ryder Cup have just been announced. It seems that Ian Poulter had a hotline to Nick Faldo after all, having being named as a wildcard along with Paul Casey. While the latter was more or less expected by all commentators, many thought Darren Clarke deserved the nod for the captain's second pick. When Poulter almost unbelievably seemed to put avarice before duty by staying in the US rather than try to play his way onto the team at the last qualifying event in Europe, most thought the flamboyant English man had shot himself in the foot (again!).

However, despite not playing well since his second place finish in the British Open, Faldo decided to pick Poulter over Clarke, who didn't exactly set the course on fire at Gleneagles. Even the brave Monty managed to finish higher than Clarke, but past Ryder Cup hero Colin wasn't really ever seriously in the running this year.

Anyway, the team is now final and now let's hope the boys to the business next month at Valhalla!

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