The best thing in golf is on this weekend, with all due respect to the Masters.
These are the teams:
USA: - Johnson (D), Johnson (Z), Mickelson, Reed, Spieth, Snedeker, Walker, Koepka all qualified, Fowler, Holmes, Kuchar and Moore were the Captains picks.
No Woods of course or Bubba who somehow managed to not be an automatic qualifier (WR: 7) or a captain’s pick, but is a vice captain. Seem to remember him being voted the least popular player on tour a while back, so IDGI.
Europe: - Cabrera Bello, Fitzpatrick, Garcia, McIlroy, Rose, Stenson, Sullivan, Willett, Wood all qualified, Westwood, Kaymer, Pieters are captains picks.
No Poults this time, although he is a vice which seems a good idea. Overall the team looks pretty short on experience, especially with it being in the US. No less than 6 rookies, and Westwood can probably count himself a bit lucky to be there. Interestingly, none of the rookies in 2012 or 2014 have appeared again, surely there’s too much talent in this lot to disappear.
Don’t know much about Hazeltine except it’s long, there’s three holes over 600 yards long. Reckon that’s four decent hits for me.
The US are clear favourites with the bookies, not surprisingly. Feels like we might get our pants pulled down a bit this time, but you can never tell. I’ll go 16-12 to the US.