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They say they played in the Ryder Cup - Really?

They say they played in the Ryder Cup – Really?

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We are all looking forward to the Ryder Cup next week, and as I’m writing this, I have not heard who Davis Love III has chosen for his final Captain’s Pick. I hope it is Ryan Moore after watching his courageous performance in the Tour Championship.  I think he will be a huge asset to the team and will have a steadying and calming influence on whoever he is paired with.

But some Captain’s picks have been a little questionable, and we even had a player who was 68th in the world rankings was selected.  Go figure!  Here is a list of strange captain picks through the years by  of Golf Digest.  Thanks for sharing!

You probably don’t remember these guys playing for Team USA at the Ryder Cup.

1. Jeff Overton (2010)

They say they played in the Ryder Cup - Really?

NEWPORT, WALES – OCTOBER 03: during the Fourball & Foursome Matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 3, 2010 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)


2. Boo Weekley (2008)

They say they played in the Ryder Cup - Really?

3. J.B. Holmes (2008)

If Weekley only made the 2008 squad because of an injury, Holmes, 18th in the Ryder Cup standings at the time, was only at Valhalla because Paul Azinger let the players make three of the captain’s picks. In what Azinger dubbed the “redneck” pod, Kenny Perry, Jim Furyk and Weekley chose Holmes. Due to his Kentucky ties, Holmes seemed like a good fit, and he was, matching Weekley with a 2-0-1 record during the Americans’ resounding victory. Davis Love was hoping for a similar outcome when he made Holmes a pick on this year’s squad. Holmes is certainly not obscure anymore, but he’s probably still the most surprising two-time Team USA member.

They say they played in the Ryder Cup - Really?


Source:    Golf Digest

Pictures: David Cannon/Getty Images    Andy Lyons/Getty Images   TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images   A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images

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