'Postman' Poulter to deliver again?
18/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 267
Europe captain Padraig Harrington warns that some of Europe's older players may miss out on the delayed Ryder Cup but with qualifying resuming this week, Iain Carter predicts who will be in the 12.
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18/01/2021 17:20:53 1 3
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My team (if it was all picks): McIlroy, Rahm, Fleetwood, Hovland, Hatton, Poulter, Lowry, Rose, Westwood, Willett, Macintyre, Stenson.

Praying Molinari rediscovers himself but think Tommy will have a new partner this year.
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18/01/2021 20:25:12 1 0
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Stenson would be a huge long shot along with Willet

Macintyre on form - he could make automatic. He was puring he irons in Cyprus and probably form player since September.

In reality a spin of two or three good results could put a few in the frame - Valimaki, Rai, Sullivan, Beef...
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18/01/2021 17:26:32 15 2
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Bit early to be speculating on this. Let's wait and see how the season pans out. Plenty of time for fringe guys to establish themselves.
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18/01/2021 17:31:49 2 1
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Senor Garcia the Great must surely make the team!
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18/01/2021 19:49:28 1 0
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He will be... Two Spaniards this time. Depending if he is pally with Rahm will make a formidable partnership
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18/01/2021 17:34:39 2 2
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Got to be a blend of new faces, and some old warriors, loving the thought of Hovland and Poulter playing together, what a frightening combo, total controlled power mixed with angry aggression. Think some of the US may do a little whoopsy if they came up against those two....
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18/01/2021 17:39:40 2 7
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There are 4 Majors Players 3 World Golf Champs before Ryder Cup
Why on earth is Mr Carter writing about it now ?
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18/01/2021 19:13:27 4 0
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Harrington did an interview about it on the radio so lots of material to use. There’s not much else at the moment to be fair
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gg
18/01/2021 17:58:58 1 2
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Same as carter but I
Wouldn't risk Victoria as think he would buckle under pressure in front of a crowd also he seems a loner....Casey takes his place ????????
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18/01/2021 18:08:41 2 1
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Ha, I see what you done there!
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18/01/2021 18:04:35 2 1
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McIlroy, Hatton, Fleetwood, Rahm, Fitzpatrick, Lowry, Rose, Hovland, Casey, Wiesberger, Garcia, Noren (or Stenson)
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gg
18/01/2021 17:58:58 1 2
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Same as carter but I
Wouldn't risk Victoria as think he would buckle under pressure in front of a crowd also he seems a loner....Casey takes his place ????????
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18/01/2021 18:08:41 2 1
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Ha, I see what you done there!
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18/01/2021 18:32:10 28 4
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whoever plays it wont be televised on the BBC
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18/01/2021 19:03:47 25 39
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Which is a surprise when you consider how Pro-European they are, pretty sure Laura Keunssberg would be able to put a pro Europe spin on Paul Casey missing a putt on the 18th for a point in the singles....
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18/01/2021 19:11:47 10 2
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No, it won’t. But it hasn’t been for 30 years. The ship has sailed on that complaint
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19/01/2021 14:25:27 1 0
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What channel should I subscribe to,sky,premier, Netflix, Amazon,apple,BT,Virgin or should I take out a second mortgage and subscribe to them all?
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18/01/2021 18:48:42 5 3
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I definitely would have Casey in my team every time... a cheery person who is never moody gets my nod all other things being equal
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gg
18/01/2021 18:53:48 0 18
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Think it should revert back to the old days when it was uk and Ireland as we are now strong enough to compete against the USA. ????
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18/01/2021 19:01:13 5 0
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You are joking? We wouldn't win a Sunday Stableford without Europe (And that's absolutely not a Pro-Brexit/Anti Brexit comment). Have you looked at the stats for UK and Ireland versus the US, when compared against Europe. It was Lambs to the slaughter, the facts are there to show it.
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18/01/2021 19:10:56 4 0
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Old days? You’re going back over 40 years.

And, out of interest, why???
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18/01/2021 19:46:15 4 0
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USA 12 players in top 16, UK 12 in 70
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gg
18/01/2021 18:53:48 0 18
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Think it should revert back to the old days when it was uk and Ireland as we are now strong enough to compete against the USA. ????
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18/01/2021 19:01:13 5 0
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You are joking? We wouldn't win a Sunday Stableford without Europe (And that's absolutely not a Pro-Brexit/Anti Brexit comment). Have you looked at the stats for UK and Ireland versus the US, when compared against Europe. It was Lambs to the slaughter, the facts are there to show it.
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gg
19/01/2021 18:13:20 0 0
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Stats go out the window when representing your country, GB and I players win plenty of tournaments also we have quantity and quality of players than they did 40 years ago
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18/01/2021 18:32:10 28 4
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whoever plays it wont be televised on the BBC
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18/01/2021 19:03:47 25 39
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Which is a surprise when you consider how Pro-European they are, pretty sure Laura Keunssberg would be able to put a pro Europe spin on Paul Casey missing a putt on the 18th for a point in the singles....
What a spanner Removed
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19/01/2021 16:04:56 2 1
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The BBC have leftie salaries to pay. But imagine if they won. 'Despite Brexit...'
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gg
18/01/2021 18:53:48 0 18
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Think it should revert back to the old days when it was uk and Ireland as we are now strong enough to compete against the USA. ????
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18/01/2021 19:10:56 4 0
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Old days? You’re going back over 40 years.

And, out of interest, why???
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gg
19/01/2021 18:01:51 0 0
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Just to spice things up, as a combined European team we know we are more than a match against the USA as our record speaks for itself, I think GB and I have a bigger and better pool to chose from than they had 40 years ago, also the rest of Europe could have their own team,maybe some sort of three team tournament, it's good to have a change.
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18/01/2021 18:32:10 28 4
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whoever plays it wont be televised on the BBC
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18/01/2021 19:11:47 10 2
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No, it won’t. But it hasn’t been for 30 years. The ship has sailed on that complaint
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18/01/2021 17:39:40 2 7
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There are 4 Majors Players 3 World Golf Champs before Ryder Cup
Why on earth is Mr Carter writing about it now ?
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18/01/2021 19:13:27 4 0
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Harrington did an interview about it on the radio so lots of material to use. There’s not much else at the moment to be fair
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18/01/2021 19:17:57 1 17
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The Europe team should also fly the Union Flag for the UK golfers. That's the reality of the situation now so only fair
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18/01/2021 19:42:21 10 0
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A political union and a sporting union are not the same thing...
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18/01/2021 19:18:09 0 20
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The Europe team should also fly the Union Jack for the UK golfers. That's the reality of the situation now so only fair
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18/01/2021 19:39:49 17 0
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Dear me - we’re still part of Europe as a continent and not the political EU.

Jesus. Christ. Here’s a gold star for at least trying to seem smart, bless
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18/01/2021 19:42:42 9 0
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No. The UK is still a part of Europe, we’re just no longer a member of the EU.
No need to fly our flag separately.
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18/01/2021 19:18:09 0 20
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The Europe team should also fly the Union Jack for the UK golfers. That's the reality of the situation now so only fair
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18/01/2021 19:39:49 17 0
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Dear me - we’re still part of Europe as a continent and not the political EU.

Jesus. Christ. Here’s a gold star for at least trying to seem smart, bless
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18/01/2021 19:17:57 1 17
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The Europe team should also fly the Union Flag for the UK golfers. That's the reality of the situation now so only fair
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18/01/2021 19:42:21 10 0
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A political union and a sporting union are not the same thing...
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18/01/2021 19:18:09 0 20
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The Europe team should also fly the Union Jack for the UK golfers. That's the reality of the situation now so only fair
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18/01/2021 19:42:42 9 0
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No. The UK is still a part of Europe, we’re just no longer a member of the EU.
No need to fly our flag separately.
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18/01/2021 19:44:44 6 4
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Mclroy. Westwood. Rahm. Hatton. Fleetwood. Fitzpatrick. Poulter. Rose. Casey. Hovland. Garcia. Rose.
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18/01/2021 21:51:34 6 1
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Agree with your team other than the fact that you have Rose down twice. The 12th player would likely be Lowry although i would be tempted to go with Matt Wallace.
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gg
18/01/2021 18:53:48 0 18
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Think it should revert back to the old days when it was uk and Ireland as we are now strong enough to compete against the USA. ????
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18/01/2021 19:46:15 4 0
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USA 12 players in top 16, UK 12 in 70
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gg
19/01/2021 18:16:13 0 0
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We like a good fight when the odds are stacked, stats mean nothing when it comes to playing for your country ????????
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18/01/2021 17:31:49 2 1
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Senor Garcia the Great must surely make the team!
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18/01/2021 19:49:28 1 0
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He will be... Two Spaniards this time. Depending if he is pally with Rahm will make a formidable partnership
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18/01/2021 19:52:34 1 4
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Eight months to go, but a European win is unlikely.
On current world rankings, the US will have much more strength in depth and without home-crowd advantage Europe will struggle.
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18/01/2021 19:57:43 4 2
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On paper the European team are always second best if we look at the OWGR. However, they always seem to come good. I’m not sure if PH is the right leader though.
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18/01/2021 19:52:34 1 4
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Eight months to go, but a European win is unlikely.
On current world rankings, the US will have much more strength in depth and without home-crowd advantage Europe will struggle.
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18/01/2021 19:57:43 4 2
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On paper the European team are always second best if we look at the OWGR. However, they always seem to come good. I’m not sure if PH is the right leader though.
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18/01/2021 19:59:52 4 1
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Rahm, McIlroy, Hatton, Hovland, Fitzpatrick, Fleetwood, Lowry definate

Rose, Casey, Westwood probable

Then two others... Garcia, Wiesberger, Poulter, Perez

It will come down to picks and motivation
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18/01/2021 19:18:09 0 20
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The Europe team should also fly the Union Jack for the UK golfers. That's the reality of the situation now so only fair
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Jon
18/01/2021 20:19:26 3 0
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Rahm, McIlroy, Hatton, Fleetwood, Fitzpatrick, Hovland, Lowry, Westwood, Poulter, Rose, Casey, Wallace

Need the likes of Rose, Casey, Poulter and Garcia to find some form, otherwise one of them will miss out.
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18/01/2021 20:26:47 2 0
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Garcia won recently and Casey...
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18/01/2021 19:17:57 1 17
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The Europe team should also fly the Union Flag for the UK golfers. That's the reality of the situation now so only fair
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18/01/2021 17:20:53 1 3
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My team (if it was all picks): McIlroy, Rahm, Fleetwood, Hovland, Hatton, Poulter, Lowry, Rose, Westwood, Willett, Macintyre, Stenson.

Praying Molinari rediscovers himself but think Tommy will have a new partner this year.
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18/01/2021 20:25:12 1 0
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Stenson would be a huge long shot along with Willet

Macintyre on form - he could make automatic. He was puring he irons in Cyprus and probably form player since September.

In reality a spin of two or three good results could put a few in the frame - Valimaki, Rai, Sullivan, Beef...
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19/01/2021 09:30:21 0 0
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Sorry but Beef really. Yesterday"s man I"m afraid.
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jan
18/01/2021 20:26:45 11 0
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Too early to call. Much golf to play and form comes and goes. Better idea in six months.
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Jon
18/01/2021 20:19:26 3 0
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Rahm, McIlroy, Hatton, Fleetwood, Fitzpatrick, Hovland, Lowry, Westwood, Poulter, Rose, Casey, Wallace

Need the likes of Rose, Casey, Poulter and Garcia to find some form, otherwise one of them will miss out.
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18/01/2021 20:26:47 2 0
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Garcia won recently and Casey...
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Jon
18/01/2021 20:38:38 0 0
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Don't recall Casey winning recently. 2nd in PGA but that was some time ago. Last PGA and European wins were in 2019.
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18/01/2021 20:26:47 2 0
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Garcia won recently and Casey...
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Jon
18/01/2021 20:38:38 0 0
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Don't recall Casey winning recently. 2nd in PGA but that was some time ago. Last PGA and European wins were in 2019.
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19/01/2021 10:11:37 0 0
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The PGA was played in May last year - only 8 months ago...
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18/01/2021 20:45:44 1 15
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Harrington in charge and calls for Lowry and MacIntyre?

We are going to get creamed.

Is Rory playing for us, or them, by then?
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18/01/2021 23:01:57 7 0
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If they get in via automatic selection then there’s not a lot you can do about it. Apart from act like the xenophobic troll that you are.
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gg
19/01/2021 18:24:47 0 0
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Your half right as RM is the only one from Europe that would probably make the USA team ????????
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cjb
18/01/2021 21:02:41 2 24
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The Ryder cup is getting a bit too tedious - esp all the months leading to it, with selection of this one and that one

Some golfers have lived off back this bi-annual nonsense for way too long.

But suppose money talks - and that’s what it’s all about.

Maybe make it 3 way tourney to jazz up a bit. America’s, Europe and ROW

Thoughts ?
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18/01/2021 21:29:56 14 5
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Personally I think Ashes cricket and Ryder Cup are far and away the 2 most exciting and dramatic sporting occasions the world has to offer.

I am not interested in the build up to the Ryder Cup, or even who gets picked because I know we will be doing our best to win, and the only way of doing that is by having some great players.

The word "tedious" couldn't enter my mind, to be honest.
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19/01/2021 08:10:35 1 1
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My thoughts are your an absolute pollock and clearly shouldn’t be allowed on any sports hys ever again!!! Surely even the bbc can’t delete this for calling someone a fish?? Can they? ??
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18/01/2021 21:23:14 17 0
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McIlroy, Fleetwood, Rahm, Hatton, Fitzpatrick, Hovland will all play themselves in. I would always want Garcia in for foursomes as his record is 2nd to none in that format. Rose will always be a pick. The rest is up for grabs..
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18/01/2021 21:26:03 3 4
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Rahm
McIlroy
Hovland
Fleetwood
Hatton
Fitzpatrick
McIntyre
Rose
Perez
Garcia
Molinari
Poulter
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cjb
18/01/2021 21:02:41 2 24
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The Ryder cup is getting a bit too tedious - esp all the months leading to it, with selection of this one and that one

Some golfers have lived off back this bi-annual nonsense for way too long.

But suppose money talks - and that’s what it’s all about.

Maybe make it 3 way tourney to jazz up a bit. America’s, Europe and ROW

Thoughts ?
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18/01/2021 21:29:56 14 5
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Personally I think Ashes cricket and Ryder Cup are far and away the 2 most exciting and dramatic sporting occasions the world has to offer.

I am not interested in the build up to the Ryder Cup, or even who gets picked because I know we will be doing our best to win, and the only way of doing that is by having some great players.

The word "tedious" couldn't enter my mind, to be honest.
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18/01/2021 19:44:44 6 4
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Mclroy. Westwood. Rahm. Hatton. Fleetwood. Fitzpatrick. Poulter. Rose. Casey. Hovland. Garcia. Rose.
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18/01/2021 21:51:34 6 1
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Agree with your team other than the fact that you have Rose down twice. The 12th player would likely be Lowry although i would be tempted to go with Matt Wallace.
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18/01/2021 22:56:40 3 0
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My bad! Wallace/Macintyre/Sullivan/Lowry. Lowry blows way too hot and cold for me, could get pumped though and be more of a team guy than the others.
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19/01/2021 23:29:19 0 0
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I still don't think Matt Wallace has the temperament. I thought he was getting there, but watched him a few times recently, and he's still beating himself to death over the odd bad shot. Needs to talk to Hatton's shrink....
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18/01/2021 22:00:02 2 1
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Would like to see Lowry get into this team. Has played consistently well on the PGA tour and is not far away from winning.
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18/01/2021 22:19:36 13 3
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Robert McIntyre has broken through this year. If he continues in this vein, he would be hard to ignore - even if only 21.
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19/01/2021 10:30:29 1 0
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He will be 25 by the time the Ryder cup comes along - perfect age for a rookie
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18/01/2021 22:35:56 1 11
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GB v Europe would be a good contest. I'd fancy us though

Whatever the US will be too good this time round. Serious strength in depth with no passengers
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18/01/2021 21:51:34 6 1
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Agree with your team other than the fact that you have Rose down twice. The 12th player would likely be Lowry although i would be tempted to go with Matt Wallace.
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18/01/2021 22:56:40 3 0
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My bad! Wallace/Macintyre/Sullivan/Lowry. Lowry blows way too hot and cold for me, could get pumped though and be more of a team guy than the others.
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18/01/2021 20:45:44 1 15
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Harrington in charge and calls for Lowry and MacIntyre?

We are going to get creamed.

Is Rory playing for us, or them, by then?
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18/01/2021 23:01:57 7 0
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If they get in via automatic selection then there’s not a lot you can do about it. Apart from act like the xenophobic troll that you are.
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19/01/2021 10:14:08 1 3
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He's not wrong though, Harrington doesn't strike me as a leader and McIntyre needs to improve drastically to get anywhere near the team.
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18/01/2021 23:28:03 3 13
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Who cares anymore
and while we’re at it ... who think Justin Thomas is a sniveling bed wetter for apologizing ... who cares Removed
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18/01/2021 23:49:49 11 0
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The Race to Dubai winner if European should be guaranteed to play, if required as a pick, its important the tour has its current champion in the team and shows the value of being the European Tour champion. If adds value to the tour championship in the year the cup is not played also.
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19/01/2021 10:02:03 1 0
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By sheer virtue of the points gained they will be anyway.
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19/01/2021 01:44:59 5 12
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Somehow, talk of the RC doesn't seem that appropriate at the mo.
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19/01/2021 09:36:06 2 1
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Why not? Everybody needs something to look forward to; especially at the moment.
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19/01/2021 04:49:14 6 1
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Fleetwood, Rose, Mcllroy, Rahm, Hovland would get in either team. Lowry, Hatton not far away. then Paul Casey, Francisco Molinari, Garcia, Stenson and Poulter make up a strong team. Forget form, every player will be 100% ready.
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19/01/2021 06:37:50 4 20
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Who cares, multi million pound sportspeople living the life of luxury while the rest of us suffer in our homes restricted from travel yet they can fly around the world making millions playing sport.
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19/01/2021 07:09:32 23 1
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Which some of us enjoy watching as a bit of light relief in present times. Be better not bitter.
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19/01/2021 08:25:00 4 0
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What a miserable, begrudging, envious, shameful remark.
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19/01/2021 08:39:44 4 0
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Oh dear!!! Lighten up Paul
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19/01/2021 09:17:10 2 0
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Well done Paul, sparkling contribution there.....
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19/01/2021 06:40:21 0 7
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Hovland should be a certainty - whoever is calling for Rose and Poulter are crackers. both finished at the top level.
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19/01/2021 06:48:18 1 3
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Every Ryder cup we here how strong the USA are on PAPER ,what is the score last 20 years 7-3 ,and on paper who are better than Tiger ang MIckelson check this I believe they have the worst loosing record than most.. If in Europe easy win like in Paris (I was there, USA wanted no part of it Euro crowd destroyed them US are desperate for a leader ) but in U.S.A it will all depend on a bit of luck.
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19/01/2021 06:49:19 0 1
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The player on both side do not get paid...
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19/01/2021 09:15:49 0 0
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...and?
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19/01/2021 06:37:50 4 20
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Who cares, multi million pound sportspeople living the life of luxury while the rest of us suffer in our homes restricted from travel yet they can fly around the world making millions playing sport.
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19/01/2021 07:09:32 23 1
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Which some of us enjoy watching as a bit of light relief in present times. Be better not bitter.
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19/01/2021 07:15:47 0 0
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Rahm
McIlroy
Hovland
Fleetwood
Westwood
Fitzpatrick
MacIntyre
Rose
Perez
Garcia
Willet
Poulter
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19/01/2021 07:37:48 76 10
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Poulter must go. The Americans hate playing against him. Psychologically he’s worth 2 points just being in the team.
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19/01/2021 10:29:00 25 0
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Vice captain if his game isn't up to it.
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19/01/2021 10:50:31 3 2
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You base your comment on his previous success but I think he is past his 'sell by date' and a team of 12 'in form' players would be a better choice.
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19/01/2021 12:59:21 3 1
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If he's worth 2 points just being in the team why did he only get 1 point of of 3 in 2014?
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19/01/2021 18:18:35 0 0
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If there is no crowd, will (or should) that affect the team selection? If you take the crowd out of the picture, does that reduce the potential effect or contribution of some players who might have normally expected to get in? - Honest question to people who know more than me about golf.
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19/01/2021 07:37:55 1 1
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Looking forward to it, much will depend on how Stricker sets the course up. At Paris nice and tight with rough which US players are not used.
Rahm
McIlroy
Holland
Garcia
Westwood
Fitzpatrick
Fleetwood
Hatton
Lowry
Perez
Wiesberger
Casey
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19/01/2021 07:39:18 1 1
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Interesting to see people taking the time to comment on this thread to say they didn't care or that the Ryder Cup is becoming tedious! ?? Great event, amazing levels of drama, excitement and entertainment! Young players are oven ready unlike Brexit deal and even the Americans are buying into the beauty of the team game! Bring it on! ????
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19/01/2021 07:43:28 2 5
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Good he might be, but from what I have seen over the 12/18 months Hatton would be poison to the morale of the team and that is usually a USA problem!
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19/01/2021 08:38:02 1 0
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What’s that based on?

Just because he wears his heart on his sleeve, this doesn’t make him a bad team player. He was one of the main men in France, both on and off the course
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19/01/2021 09:15:16 1 0
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You clearly have zero idea about how highly regarded Hatton is amongst his peers, both sides of the pond.
I can tell you that he would be widely welcomed and appreciated on the Euro team and respected and admired by team USA
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19/01/2021 07:50:08 6 0
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Don't care who plays, just want it back! And hopefully with a good crowd
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19/01/2021 09:40:24 18 2
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A good crowd is unlikely as it is being held in the States, will probably be a large crowd though!
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19/01/2021 07:53:11 0 1
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My team would be;
Fleetwood
Rahm
McIlroy
Perez
Fitzpatrick
Wiesberger
Hatton
Hovland
Casey
Westwood
Rose
Molinari

I changing of the guard to a degree with Stenson, Poulter and Garcia missing out, although if any of them find form they could replace Westwood
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19/01/2021 07:53:11 0 1
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My team would be;
Fleetwood
Rahm
McIlroy
Perez
Fitzpatrick
Wiesberger
Hatton
Hovland
Casey
Westwood
Rose
Molinari

I changing of the guard to a degree with Stenson, Poulter and Garcia missing out, although if any of them find form they could replace Westwood
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19/01/2021 09:33:31 1 0
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Your multiple posting should be.
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cjb
18/01/2021 21:02:41 2 24
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The Ryder cup is getting a bit too tedious - esp all the months leading to it, with selection of this one and that one

Some golfers have lived off back this bi-annual nonsense for way too long.

But suppose money talks - and that’s what it’s all about.

Maybe make it 3 way tourney to jazz up a bit. America’s, Europe and ROW

Thoughts ?
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19/01/2021 08:10:35 1 1
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My thoughts are your an absolute pollock and clearly shouldn’t be allowed on any sports hys ever again!!! Surely even the bbc can’t delete this for calling someone a fish?? Can they? ??
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19/01/2021 08:13:06 43 4
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What is it with people claiming to no care or not be interested in a sport or event, but are still compelled to post a dismissive comment on it?
The Ryder Cup is a great event, massively popular on both side of the Atlantic, amongst players and fans.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out if there are no spectators present, although hopefully some will be able to attend by September.
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19/01/2021 08:17:08 5 1
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Hear, hear......... can't wait, or make my mind up over selection.
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19/01/2021 08:19:40 1 3
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If they can’t guarantee spectators I would delay it another year. It’d be like fish and chips without the chips.
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19/01/2021 09:53:34 1 0
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Totally agree. Amazed at some of the comments BBC gets. 2020 was probably the biggest year ever of Golf participation (in the UK at least) with many clubs having to stop taking members and tee times being hard to get. Whoever thinks Golf is no longer popular, really has no idea...
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19/01/2021 08:13:14 12 5
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My team would be;
Fleetwood
Rahm
McIlroy
Perez
Fitzpatrick
Lowry
Hatton
Hovland
Wallace
Westwood
Poulter
Wiesberger
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19/01/2021 12:38:47 3 1
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No Molinari?
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19/01/2021 18:17:00 0 0
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No Rose? I think he will be there.
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19/01/2021 08:13:06 43 4
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What is it with people claiming to no care or not be interested in a sport or event, but are still compelled to post a dismissive comment on it?
The Ryder Cup is a great event, massively popular on both side of the Atlantic, amongst players and fans.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out if there are no spectators present, although hopefully some will be able to attend by September.
67
19/01/2021 08:17:08 5 1
bbc
Hear, hear......... can't wait, or make my mind up over selection.
65
19/01/2021 08:13:06 43 4
bbc
What is it with people claiming to no care or not be interested in a sport or event, but are still compelled to post a dismissive comment on it?
The Ryder Cup is a great event, massively popular on both side of the Atlantic, amongst players and fans.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out if there are no spectators present, although hopefully some will be able to attend by September.
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19/01/2021 08:19:40 1 3
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If they can’t guarantee spectators I would delay it another year. It’d be like fish and chips without the chips.
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19/01/2021 08:38:51 6 0
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Nah..

Fish & Chips without the salt & vinegar..

Those “get in the hole, mashed potato” wallies spoil it, so let’s get it on without fans if that has to be..
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19/01/2021 06:37:50 4 20
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Who cares, multi million pound sportspeople living the life of luxury while the rest of us suffer in our homes restricted from travel yet they can fly around the world making millions playing sport.
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19/01/2021 08:25:00 4 0
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What a miserable, begrudging, envious, shameful remark.
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19/01/2021 08:25:24 2 1
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Qualifying usually throw in at least one or two new guys some who you don fancy. That has an impact on the picks. The extra year might see SL miss miss out. FM formed a great pairing with TF could either of them miss out ? Lastly IP his record is great how many times has he qualified ?
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19/01/2021 08:31:44 1 11
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CANCELLED !
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19/01/2021 08:40:15 10 1
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Grow up Marg!!!
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19/01/2021 09:38:46 1 1
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so you should be !!
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19/01/2021 08:35:32 1 1
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We have so much talent on offer. Out of the 20 or so players mentioned, you can’t fail to pick a decent team. The likes of Rahm and Hovland are world class. We defo have to pick the team based on form and not the past. We can’t play an off-form Rose and Stenson over an in-form Fitzpatrick and Wallace
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19/01/2021 07:43:28 2 5
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Good he might be, but from what I have seen over the 12/18 months Hatton would be poison to the morale of the team and that is usually a USA problem!
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19/01/2021 08:38:02 1 0
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What’s that based on?

Just because he wears his heart on his sleeve, this doesn’t make him a bad team player. He was one of the main men in France, both on and off the course
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19/01/2021 08:19:40 1 3
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If they can’t guarantee spectators I would delay it another year. It’d be like fish and chips without the chips.
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19/01/2021 08:38:51 6 0
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Nah..

Fish & Chips without the salt & vinegar..

Those “get in the hole, mashed potato” wallies spoil it, so let’s get it on without fans if that has to be..
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19/01/2021 06:37:50 4 20
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Who cares, multi million pound sportspeople living the life of luxury while the rest of us suffer in our homes restricted from travel yet they can fly around the world making millions playing sport.
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19/01/2021 08:39:44 4 0
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Oh dear!!! Lighten up Paul
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19/01/2021 08:31:44 1 11
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CANCELLED !
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19/01/2021 08:40:15 10 1
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Grow up Marg!!!
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19/01/2021 08:41:53 2 0
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Ideally you want a mix of experienced players and a few rookies. The captain's picks will be biased towards experience, but also current form. I expect several new faces.

I would expect the following players to qualify automatically - McIlroy, Rahm, Fleetwood, Hatton, Fitzpatrick, Hovland and possibly Lowry, McIntyre, Rose, Wallace, Molinari, Garcia, Poulter, Perez, Weisberger and Poulter
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19/01/2021 09:44:40 3 7
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McIntyre? He would need to drastically improve to qualify, not sure he's at that level tbh
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19/01/2021 08:45:43 5 6
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Doesn't matter as it won't be happening
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19/01/2021 09:11:44 2 2
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It will...
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19/01/2021 09:01:43 1 2
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Zzzzzzzz......
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19/01/2021 09:05:42 1 1
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Why so many negative comments?
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19/01/2021 09:11:38 1 2
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Harrington should be keeping his cards close to his chest rather than saying Poulter goes if he can walk. Anyone would think this guy won the last Ryder cup on his own. Medina was a long time ago. You can make as strong an arguement for Molinari based on tee to green and partnership with Fleetwood. Also Garcia is great for team and leading points scorer but Harrington and him don't get on
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19/01/2021 08:45:43 5 6
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Doesn't matter as it won't be happening
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19/01/2021 09:11:44 2 2
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It will...
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19/01/2021 09:14:52 0 3
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Tommy, Rory, Tyrell, Westwood for sure.

Molinari and Casey deserve it too. Maybe Serge if he can keep his head
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19/01/2021 07:43:28 2 5
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Good he might be, but from what I have seen over the 12/18 months Hatton would be poison to the morale of the team and that is usually a USA problem!
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19/01/2021 09:15:16 1 0
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You clearly have zero idea about how highly regarded Hatton is amongst his peers, both sides of the pond.
I can tell you that he would be widely welcomed and appreciated on the Euro team and respected and admired by team USA
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19/01/2021 06:49:19 0 1
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The player on both side do not get paid...
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19/01/2021 09:15:49 0 0
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...and?
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19/01/2021 06:37:50 4 20
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Who cares, multi million pound sportspeople living the life of luxury while the rest of us suffer in our homes restricted from travel yet they can fly around the world making millions playing sport.
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19/01/2021 09:17:10 2 0
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Well done Paul, sparkling contribution there.....
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19/01/2021 09:25:47 1 0
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Fitzpatrick, Fleetwood, Casey, Hatton, Hovland, Lowry, McIlroy, Poulter, Rahm, Rose, Westwood and Willett.
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18/01/2021 20:25:12 1 0
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Stenson would be a huge long shot along with Willet

Macintyre on form - he could make automatic. He was puring he irons in Cyprus and probably form player since September.

In reality a spin of two or three good results could put a few in the frame - Valimaki, Rai, Sullivan, Beef...
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19/01/2021 09:30:21 0 0
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Sorry but Beef really. Yesterday"s man I"m afraid.
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19/01/2021 08:04:58 1 11
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CANCELLED
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19/01/2021 09:33:31 1 0
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Your multiple posting should be.
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19/01/2021 09:33:33 0 1
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Most of this is far too close to call at the moment but Casey must be a great bet for the team and Willett probably should not be in the 2nd team!
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19/01/2021 09:35:54 1 7
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Golf is fast becoming, while not obsolete, an irrelevance. The Ryder Cup was once a huge sporting event that captured even non golf fans. Not now. Hiding it behind a pay wall ghetto of course don't help it become popular again. You would be hard pushed to stop people in the high street who could name many golfers. In the past it would be Jacklin, Faldo, Seve, Nicklaus, Player, Palmer, etc, etc.
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19/01/2021 01:44:59 5 12
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Somehow, talk of the RC doesn't seem that appropriate at the mo.
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19/01/2021 09:36:06 2 1
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Why not? Everybody needs something to look forward to; especially at the moment.
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19/01/2021 10:40:12 1 2
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A bit sad if you need to look forward to a RC
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19/01/2021 09:38:46 0 13
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Dreadfully boring pastime (not a sport) played by even more boring people and those that watch it?
Brain dead surely.
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19/01/2021 10:01:24 7 0
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Almost as brain dead as a keyboard warrior who posts even though they dislike the subject'

Grow up !!
Removed
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19/01/2021 13:04:54 1 0
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Not as boring or brain dead as people who provide nothing but obnoxious comments.
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19/01/2021 08:31:44 1 11
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CANCELLED !
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19/01/2021 09:38:46 1 1
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so you should be !!
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19/01/2021 07:50:08 6 0
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Don't care who plays, just want it back! And hopefully with a good crowd
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19/01/2021 09:40:24 18 2
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A good crowd is unlikely as it is being held in the States, will probably be a large crowd though!
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19/01/2021 09:43:01 1 1
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With the level of Knowledge the BBC usually shows about golf Carter makes much of the relative world rankings.

He does appear to forget that OWGR is based almost exclusively on stroke play events and, guess what Mr. Carter, the Ryder Cup is match play.

Perhaps he, and a number of posters on this site, should stick to the simplistic game of football.
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19/01/2021 15:45:49 0 0
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I'm not quite sure why you say "Carter makes much of the relative world rankings". He points out that Hovland has got to 14th, which is a fair point, otherwise he talks about world ranking points which are very relevant. If he had relied on world rankings he wold have included Wiesberger, Pérez and Casey in his team, and not Willett, who is 20th on the European OGWR list at the moment.
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19/01/2021 08:41:53 2 0
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Ideally you want a mix of experienced players and a few rookies. The captain's picks will be biased towards experience, but also current form. I expect several new faces.

I would expect the following players to qualify automatically - McIlroy, Rahm, Fleetwood, Hatton, Fitzpatrick, Hovland and possibly Lowry, McIntyre, Rose, Wallace, Molinari, Garcia, Poulter, Perez, Weisberger and Poulter
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19/01/2021 09:44:40 3 7
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McIntyre? He would need to drastically improve to qualify, not sure he's at that level tbh
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19/01/2021 15:52:35 0 0
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Well he is up to no.51 in the WR and before the RC I expect he will be much lower. Having watched the lad I think he is almost a certainty to be in the team.
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19/01/2021 09:44:43 0 1
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I'm not a fan of selecting "old guard" for past glories, unless they can prove they're on form .....& I'm a Stenton fan, but then sorry but no Poulton, Garcia or Henrik for me. Europe has too much up & coming talent to leave out due to misguided loyalties ........ Come on Europe, you can do this again ??
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19/01/2021 10:40:27 0 0
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Stenton and Poulton?
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19/01/2021 09:48:32 1 3
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Sadly I don't know much about many of the names mentioned, partially because several are US based but mainly because I don't watch golf anymore.

I used to when it was on free to air, I even watched the pro celebrity show on C4 with Rafferty & Torrance, but now it is seen less than Nessie.

Watching sport on tv is what got me interested in many, where will the next generation gain their interest?
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19/01/2021 10:08:26 1 1
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On tv still
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19/01/2021 08:13:06 43 4
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What is it with people claiming to no care or not be interested in a sport or event, but are still compelled to post a dismissive comment on it?
The Ryder Cup is a great event, massively popular on both side of the Atlantic, amongst players and fans.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out if there are no spectators present, although hopefully some will be able to attend by September.
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19/01/2021 09:53:34 1 0
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Totally agree. Amazed at some of the comments BBC gets. 2020 was probably the biggest year ever of Golf participation (in the UK at least) with many clubs having to stop taking members and tee times being hard to get. Whoever thinks Golf is no longer popular, really has no idea...