Ryder Cup Team Selection Causes Concern for Golfing Greats
A number of the biggest names in golf urgently need to return to form if they wish to take part in the upcoming Ryder Cup.Lee Westwood, the former world number one, needs to put in a good performance at the upcoming World Golf Championships in Ohio and the US PGA if he hopes to make the Ryder Cup team. Similarly, Europeans Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell also need to prove themselves.
American players are facing similar pressure, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both need to up their game at the upcoming tournaments, especially as the US golfing calendar ends at the PGA.
Westwood has played in every single Ryder Cup since his debut in 1997 and his team have won all but two of those matches. However, Captain Paul McGinley has said that Westwood needs to improve if he hopes to make this year’s team. Since winning the Malaysian Open his form has plummeted and he urgently needs to persuade McGinley that he is worthy of one of three wildcard picks.
American Captain Tom Watson will be hoping to see some form from Tiger Woods who currently stands 215th on the FedEx Cup standings. Woods has just two weeks to climb into the top 125 in order to make the play-offs. Nine players automatically qualify and with double points available at majors, there is still time for things to change.