Ryder Cup 2006: Who does Lehman pick??

mulligan, 15 August 2006, Comments Off on Ryder Cup 2006: Who does Lehman pick??
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I had an entire post written on Sunday afternoon, hoping that Lehman would win the International and jump into the top 10 (#7) of the US Ryder Cup standings almost guaranteeing him the opportunity to play at the K Club in September. Nevertheless, “Superman” Dean Wilson beat him on the 2nd playoff hole and my post was a waste.

However, after talking to Young Tom Morris last night, I decided that Lehman’s decisions still merited discussion on The Golf Blog.

The standings after the International (Top 10 automatically qualify):
1. Tiger Woods – 4,150
2. Phil Mickelson – 2,474.375
3. Jim Furyk – 2,076
4. Chad Campbell – 1,129.602
5. David Toms – 1,072.250
6. Chris DiMarco – 830
7. Vaughn Taylor – 780.833
8. J.J. Henry – 778.750
9. Zach Johnson – 756.477
10. Brett Wetterich – 746

11. John Rollins – 685
12. Stewart Cink – 676.894
13. Jerry Kelly – 653.750
14. Lucas Glover – 641.376
15. Davis Love, III – 631.875
16. Fred Couples – 627.727
17. Tim Herron – 621.667
18. Tom Pernice – 615
19. Tom Lehman – 612.917
20. Scott Verplank – 595.667

As many of us know, the US Team, as it stands now, will be full of rookies. However, with Lehman, Corey Pavin, and Loren Roberts as the “coaching” staff for the US Team, does it matter that the US Team has the rookies? Or does Lehman need to pick up a few “veterans” to help the squad? Or should Lehman pick himself or another of his captains to play?

I know it is a bit early to speculate on who Lehman should pick, but if I were him, and this was the way the results ended. I would have to go with Couples and Glover. Couples is the man in Ryder Cup play and he would make sure that he was ready to play when his name is called. And, Glover just simply wants it and will be playing in many Ryder Cups to come.

What do you think? Who would you pick as the 2 “wild card” selections?


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