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So with his collapse down the stretch yesterday Rickie Fowler cost himself an automatic bid to the US Team.  if he had finished a solo third or better he would have been in the top eight.  Instead his bogey/double bogey/bogey meltdown dropped him to 11th on the points list.

 

So if Captain Love goes with the next four 9 (Bubba Watson) 10 (JB Holmes) 11 (Fowler) 12 (Matt Kuchar) he will make it.   The question is with his play this year and his inability to finish, do you trust him to be at his best against the European team.  Or if you are in Love's place do you go a bit further down the list and take either Bill Hass (14) or Jim Furyk (15).  Furyk has shown stretches of solid golf this summer.  I skipped over number 13 Scott Piercy (unlucky 13 ha) as he has had a very good year, but I just don't see him ahead of either Furyk or Hass. 

 

As much as I hated seeing Fowler implode, I think I still go with him if I'm Love.  He has a pretty strong record in Match Play, and Love showing him the confidence could be just the spark he needs.   You know the US fans in Chicago would get behind him.  And I think a paring with Phil could be a great situation for him.  

 

So what's everyone think. 


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Furyk, maybe.

But I would take Rickie over Haas any day.

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So with his collapse down the stretch yesterday Rickie Fowler cost himself an automatic bid to the US Team.  if he had finished a solo third or better he would have been in the top eight.  Instead his bogey/double bogey/bogey meltdown dropped him to 11th on the points list.

 

So if Captain Love goes with the next four 9 (Bubba Watson) 10 (JB Holmes) 11 (Fowler) 12 (Matt Kuchar) he will make it.   The question is with his play this year and his inability to finish, do you trust him to be at his best against the European team.  Or if you are in Love's place do you go a bit further down the list and take either Bill Hass (14) or Jim Furyk (15).  Furyk has shown stretches of solid golf this summer.  I skipped over number 13 Scott Piercy (unlucky 13 ha) as he has had a very good year, but I just don't see him ahead of either Furyk or Hass. 

 

As much as I hated seeing Fowler implode, I think I still go with him if I'm Love.  He has a pretty strong record in Match Play, and Love showing him the confidence could be just the spark he needs.   You know the US fans in Chicago would get behind him.  And I think a paring with Phil could be a great situation for him.  

 

So what's everyone think. 

Ugh.  I dunno.  Fowler is as likely to deliver 4 points as none.  Part of me likes an unexciting but steady player like Haas better.  He could probably deliver a point and a half, two if he plays really well.  Better than nothin'.

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Ugh.  I dunno.  Fowler is as likely to deliver 4 points as none.  Part of me likes an unexciting but steady player like Haas better.  He could probably deliver a point and a half, two if he plays really well.  Better than nothin'.

That part is oh so true!!


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I think I'd pick Ryan Moore over fowler as one of them.


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I think I'd pick Ryan Moore over fowler as one of them.

At 20 that would certainly be reach down the list.   Not saying it's a bad pick, he does play well in match play.  Just think it would generate a lot of talk... But hey that's good for a golf forum. ha


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I think I'd pick Ryan Moore over fowler as one of them.

 

I really kind of like that pick.

 

I would not be on the Rickie bandwagon right now. This year he has seemed off 


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The fans in Chicago? The RC is being played at Hazeltine in Chaska, MN.

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The fans in Chicago? The RC is being played at Hazeltine in Chaska, MN.

Illinois/Minnesota same thing. Ha

 

Seriously, thanks for the correction, guess I still had Medinah on my mind.

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Illinois/Minnesota same thing. Ha

 

Seriously, thanks for the correction, guess I still had Medinah on my mind.

They're both 2000 miles away, so ...

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Illinois/Minnesota same thing. Ha

 

Hey now....

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There are so many good players in the 10-20 spots; any of them can play well on any given weekend. Ricky played well this past weekend for 3 rounds, but couldn't finish and that's his MO lately with the lead.  Also, he has never won a RC match, so in my mind, he is no better than picking a first timer.  I like Rickie, but he has yet to prove to me, let alone Love, that he is worthy of a pick.  Let's see how he plays this week.


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I'd love to see Jimmy get one more shot. He is playing well of late, so...


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I'd love to see Jimmy get one more shot. He is playing well of late, so...

I tend to agree this time.   Although his lifetime record is not very good, something 9-17-4   But you never know, he could have one good last run in him.   If nothing else you have to love his determination and he never gives up. 


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I think it will be all 4 mentioned above, unless someone really makes a move ala Billy a couple years ago, more is too far down, Furyk could be a sentimental pick, but is he playing any better ban any of the others, piercy played well early in the year, as did fowler, but I still like the 4 above. What I can't figure is why everyone is down on Rickie? JB and Bubba haven't shown much of anything lately, yet no one is saying anything about them. They all got into the 9,10,11,and 12 spots from their play earlier in he season.

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I like Rickie as a pick and I like him a lot more than Furyk. Furyk already has amassed a tremendous amount of (losing) experience and like a hole that always seems to get your number, I feel like the Ryder Cup kind of has Furyk's number - I think Rickie and the Ryder Cup is a more natural fit...

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Three picks are in and it looks like the "no brainer" picks were the choice, we can all say we would like to see some new blood, and I do think at some point we need to see it happen, but for now we have the same, except for 1 last pick. There are probably 4 guys being looked at next week, Berger, Thomas, Watson, and Moore. There may be a couple others in the mix, but I think it comes down to these 4, and I also think whoever plays best at the tour champ. At east lake this week will get the call.


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Watson or Moore. Or Jimmy.


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