Let’s end this nonsense right now, shall we?
So Captain Jim Furyk is all hush-hush about his four captain’s picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team that will head to France the end of September to battle what should be a pretty good European side.
Here are your “automatic” qualifiers for the good old Stars and Stripes:
- Brooks Koepka.
- Dustin Johnson
- Justin Thomas
- Patrick Reed
- Bubba Watson
- Jordan Spieth
- Rickie Fowler
- Webb Simpson
Webb is the non-usual suspect on that list. The rest everyone saw coming early this season.
Which leads us to those four picks from Furyk.
He’ll pick three after the second playoff event then the fourth after East Lake.
Only catch is THE WORLD knows who those four will be.
Here they are:
Bryson DeChambeau: Tiger Woods already spilled the beans. “They” meaning the team hierarchy, wants Bryson. Yeah, he’s earned it with a nice season.
Phil Mickelson: Politics, politics. Mickelson had a great season but he seems to be fading down the stretch. Played awful at the PGA. Still prone to those wild tee shots and other crazy misses. But no way Furyk’s going to France without him.
Matt Kuchar: Experience, experience, experience. Kooch is so very steady as well. His boring game suits match play quite well.
And finally, drum roll please………
ELDRICK TONT WOODS! Tiger’s done it the old fashioned way, he’s earned this. No way on the face of the earth he won’t be playing in France. TV ratings need him, simple as that.
So you see, there’s basically no need for all this secret mumbo-jumbo from Furyk.
That’s your 12-man team, barring something drastic like a fluke injury to one of the 12.
As for Woods, Furyk will pick another Vice Captain to replace him.
Since that title has the word “Vice” in front of it, we have a great suggestion:
Beer and cigarettes in the team room.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.