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Ryder Cup Captain makes his picks

Captain Davis Love III announced his picks to round out the remaining spots on this year’s US Ryder Cup Team. He announced the four spots in this order, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker. DL3 announced at the press conference broadcast live on PGATour.com that the players were announced in no particular order other than by height. He laughed and stated that was as good a way as any to announce them.

I am very happy with these four being selected to the team. Johnson has been playing as good as just about anyone the last few weeks. And his length and power are perfect for the “big ballpark” that is Medinah. Davis Love III said that was one of the reasons he picked DJ. Furyk is a no brainer in my opinion. The team needs his experience. This will be his 8th Ryder Cup appearance. Stricker is on the team to be partnered with Tiger Woods period. End of story. Snedeker is wielding the hottest putter on the planet since The Open Championship. That will be a giant asset in the Ryder Cup matches. As we all know….putting has both won and lost the Cup for the Americans in the past. Snedeker can help win the Cup with his putting.

I am not even going to go into who was left off the team. It does not matter. I believe Captain Davis Love III put together a squad that can win the Ryder Cup back from the European team. When asked how he thought his players would prepare for Medinah, DL3 responded by saying “They will be playing a lot of golf over the next few weeks competing for the FedEx Championship and a whole lot of money.” He said he is pretty sure that they will be focused.

This team is deep in talent and the four Captain’s picks rounded out the roster nicely. The 2012 Ryder Cup will be exciting and should end with the US team celebrating victory on American soil!

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