European Ryder Cup Team Finalized -- Harrington Picks Garcia, Poulter, Lowry | Dog Leg News

About the author

Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

Related Articles

5 Comments

  1. 1

    baxter cepeda

    Snubbing rose coming off a 65 is more wrong than no Bachelor in Paradise this Monday (tonite).
    No roses and No exploring who’s there for the right reasons is one thing but rose -despite the lack of form recently- not getting that proverbial rose from Harrington is now one of the few potential openings for the US. Sure the US is the on paper favorite, but we know how much that matters… very little. But that’s predicated on Europe keeping the band together. They did that for the most part in keeping Garcia and Poults. Shane Lowry is a fine player but his pick represents keeping the euros roseless. And that maybe just maybe makes the euros cupless.

    1. 1.1

      Tom Edrington

      Rose was edged out by Wiesberger finishing high enough at the BMW PGA to get in on the points list……I can’t make a case for Rose over Garcia, Poulter or Lowry…

      1. 1.1.1

        baxter cepeda

        I can.

        In 2021 rose has 5 worldwide top 10s to Shane’s 4. They have the same scoring average in the 6 majors. But only one of these 2 is considered long term one of the greats of this generation. From prodigy to Payne Stewart award winner this rose is one of the elite players of this generation. And only one has been part of the euro Ryder cup chemistry show, and that’s justin rose also.

        Again recent form matters but what you really want is players who get it done when they are tied with 18 to go. Rose has proven throughout his career he gets it done more than Shane. And again the chemistry thing. The euros already have to mix is wiesberger, which is pretty random. It’s quite a bit of new.

        That being said they definitely were wise to keep Sergio and poults. If either of those 2 were not there I would like USA Chances a lot more.

        1. 1.1.1.1

          Tom Edrington

          Which of the two was the last to win a major championship?

          1. 1.1.1.1.1

            baxter cepeda

            I was going to address that…shane won more recently but July 2019 is not exactly recent …not like shane is riding that major winning form into this Ryder cup.
            Both last won in 2019 but Rose has about 20 more pro wins. He is just much more accomplished. He had a slow season but that 65 on the last day would have been good enough for me with such an accomplished player; A legend really in rose.

Leave a Reply

Copyright Dog Leg News 2015 | Terms | Privacy