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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Not if TV is applying pressure to select him to help their ratings.
    Yep. If the mucketymucks at NBC Sports want anyone to buy ad time and anyone to watch, Tiger will be on the team. From a competitive standpoint, sure. He'd be an idiot to pick Tiger. But from a dollars and cents standpoint, he'd be an idiot if he didn't pick Tiger.

    His best bet is to offer Tiger a spot on the team and hope Woods declines, citing injury.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    I actually was a supporter of Tiger up until last year. He's past his prime. Needs to give up the game and become a sex addict counselor.
    And yet still could be better than any of our other options. Give him a couple weeks to see if his back starts feeling better.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Tiger shouldn't have even finished the second round this week. I don't think he is a good choice with the injury issue at all.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Yep. If the mucketymucks at NBC Sports want anyone to buy ad time and anyone to watch, Tiger will be on the team. From a competitive standpoint, sure. He'd be an idiot to pick Tiger. But from a dollars and cents standpoint, he'd be an idiot if he didn't pick Tiger.

    His best bet is to offer Tiger a spot on the team and hope Woods declines, citing injury.
    Ratings for the round yesterday seemed pretty good, and were up quite a bit from last year, and Woods was playing last year.

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story...cent/13891633/

    I'm a casual golf fan, and what will get me to watch the Ryder cup, particulalry on day 2 and day 3, is whether the US has a chance to win. I really don't give a hoot if Woods is there or not.


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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    As long as John Daly gets picked I will be happy.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    My 3 Picks would be: Snedeker, Brenden Todd, and Webb Simpson.

    Stricker would be first if he actually wants to play.


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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by 501Clone View Post
    My 3 Picks would be: Snedeker, Brenden Todd, and Webb Simpson.

    Stricker would be first if he actually wants to play.
    oof. what the heck has happened to the US golfers where this is what we're left to choose from? I'd take an injured Tiger over any of those three. At least I know Tiger won't fold like a cheap tent in front of the European crowd.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    oof. what the heck has happened to the US golfers where this is what we're left to choose from? I'd take an injured Tiger over any of those three. At least I know Tiger won't fold like a cheap tent in front of the European crowd.
    Yea, a, but he might quit halfway thru a round.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    oof. what the heck has happened to the US golfers where this is what we're left to choose from? I'd take an injured Tiger over any of those three. At least I know Tiger won't fold like a cheap tent in front of the European crowd.
    With the way things have gone, if Tiger would have simply finished this week and been healthy, I would pick him. He' snot healthy and won't be healthy. I don't think you can pick him. The only way I would pick him would be to see him play another tournament and be at least decent and healthy. I just don't see that happening.

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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    Yea, a, but he might quit halfway thru a round.
    Just like Dufner.


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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    oof. what the heck has happened to the US golfers where this is what we're left to choose from? I'd take an injured Tiger over any of those three. At least I know Tiger won't fold like a cheap tent in front of the European crowd.
    the only stat Tiger is leading the PGA in is: WD's

    What did you think of Tigers performance this weekend? Oh wait he missed the cut by what 5 or 6 shots.

    He had to make a 15 ft putt just to make the British Open cut.

    Watson would be doing Tiger a favor by not picking him and forcing him to shut it down for the rest of the year. Let him properly heel and then come back next spring and see if he can find his game again.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Just like Dufner.
    Dufner would not have played if he wasn't defending champion. he said he felt obligated to try. The guy had an epidural 3 days earlier.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    Yea, a, but he might quit halfway thru a round.
    a loss is a loss. I'd take the chance if that's the best alternative. Now if a couple guys in contention for the captains pick are playing lights out, then you take them but as it stands just give me Tiger.

    Also, after watching yesterday I think Phil and Ricky should be paired together. They seemed to enjoy playing together which is half the battle.



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    What about Dustin....too soon?
    Even after a bump, he's probably a better option than some of these guys!



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    Re: Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    the only stat Tiger is leading the PGA in is: WD's

    What did you think of Tigers performance this weekend? Oh wait he missed the cut by what 5 or 6 shots.

    He had to make a 15 ft putt just to make the British Open cut.

    Watson would be doing Tiger a favor by not picking him and forcing him to shut it down for the rest of the year. Let him properly heel and then come back next spring and see if he can find his game again.
    What stat is Webb, Todd, or Snedekker leading in? I'm pretty sure Tiger has more wins in the Ryder Cup than all three of those guys combined.

    My point wasn't that Tiger was playing well, it's that if my best option is an injured Tiger or those three stiffs, just give me Tiger. At least I've got the chance that he's feeling good that weekend. You've already lost if you bring the other three.



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