On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:03:22 -0400, "R&B"
>> OK, now that the points system has closed its window, we know who the
>> automatic qualifiers are. For the US team -
>> So who are the likely captain's picks? Here are the next few from the
>> Lucas Glover
>> Brian Gay
>> Hunter Mahan
>> Nick Watney
>> Dustin Johnson
>> Jerry Kelly
>> David Toms
>> Looking at that list, and based on how well guys have played over the
>> last couple months, my guess is that Glover and Mahan would seem to be
>> the front runners. Earlier in the year I probably would have said
>> Watney, but lately he hasn't played as well. A better performance by
>> former team member Toms at Hazeltine might have put him in the running,
>> but a final round 77 can't have helped his chances.
>> If someone wants to do a thread for the international team, feel free.
>> If not, I'll put it up in the next couple of days.
>> And for those who say "who cares about the #$^^&*^$# President's Cup?",
>> I promise I won't make you read this thread, and I won't make you watch
>> or follow the event.
>Glover and Mahan are, indeed, the obvious choices. I would consider
>David Toms a third choice here. But given how these Ryder and
>Presidents Cup captains seem to swoon over the idea of having veterans
>on their teams, I wouldn't be all that surprised to see Pavin go with
>experience and pick Toms. But you're right -- that final round of Toms
>at the PGA won't help his cause.
My only concern with Mahan would be from the Ryder Cup last year. He
made that bomb on 17 and went nuts. Then he hits his drive on 18 into
the hazard and ends up halving the match. Now, of course one shot
does not a career make. Plus, it was almost a year ago and hopefully
he would have learned from it but I think he would be a great pick.
PS -- I've like David Toms after he laid up in the PGA and then sank
the putt to win .
Annika Fears Little Red Trucks