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What are your thoughts on Steve Stricker's picks?

As a European I'm glad that Reed and Kisner are not playing, they are always great match play players,

Interesting to see how English and Berger do.

Scheffler I like and had backed him to win the WGC match play.

 

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Reed always brings something to the matches....generally controversy....but he is a good match play player.  I really thought Kisner would have gotten the nod, but....

I would have liked to have seen Na get picked.

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20 minutes ago, LICC said:

I could have seen Na instead of Berger, but all the picks are sound.

I think Scheffler and Berger were picked because Whistling Straights is a BIG golf course, and if the wind comes up it will play as such.  Kisner and Na can't be hitting 3 iron into par fours and win matches.  Scheffler will have to keep his wits about him.  I thought he should have won the match play, but made some bad swings & bad decisions.  Berger won't be intimidated, he's shown that at President's Cup.  Not the same, I get that, but he's a least had a taste.

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3 minutes ago, MGoBlue100 said:

I think Scheffler and Berger were picked because Whistling Straights is a BIG golf course, and if the wind comes up it will play as such.  Kisner and Na can't be hitting 3 iron into par fours and win matches.  Scheffler will have to keep his wits about him.  I thought he should have won the match play, but made some bad swings & bad decisions.  Berger won't be intimidated, he's shown that at President's Cup.  Not the same, I get that, but he's a least had a taste.

The WGC Matchplay final was torture to watch, especially the back 9, he was all over the place and taking an age to make the decisions. I didn't last till the end since it finished well past midnight UK time. I would hope for you guys he brings the form that led him there, his putting that week was exceptional.

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You can't fault Stricker for any of the picks, besides Reed they were the next guys all on points. Reed's health is an issue and Webb hasn't been playing great. Kisner and Na were longshots to make the team, neither are coming in hot enough to out rank the guys who've been top 12 for the two seasons. My concern is who are the pairings. Spieth/JT is a given. I wish we had Reed to pair with Bryson, I feel like they would make a good pair. Most of the guys have similar games. Xander/Colin I think would make a steady pair that would ball strike the euros to death. If Brooks is really hurt Reed has to be the replacement, if Brooks is healthy then it says a lot about him wanting to be there and I like our chances. 

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7 hours ago, Alf. S said:

What are your thoughts on Steve Stricker's picks?

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Daniel Berger, Harris English, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth are Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker's wildcard picks for the 2021 American team that will face off against the reigning champion European team at Whistling Straits, Sept. 24-26.

Speith, X-Man and English were no brainers IMO. To be honest, I think Reed's health was a question mark... yes he played the TC and made it through, but he's not operating at near peak and may not be over the practice and event period.  Much as I think he is deserving and brings that x-factor, It's just too much a risk when you have options like Berger, Finau, and Scheffler available... and peaking.  Personally, I think Berger and/or English are going to play big as rookies. I've always been a Webb fan and hate not seeing him in the line-up, but I do think we need to load up with power and youth.  The journeyman thing, while important, isn't so much these days. 

This group should have plenty to get it done, but pairings and bringing at least B+ games each match will be needed to wrestle the cup back from the stingy, unflappable Euro's.  Should be a great contest.

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Little bummed Reed wasnt picked. 4 of 6 have zero Ryder Cup experience. 

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When you have more than 12 good choices people will get left off the team.

The picks make sense. I would have liked to see Na but it’s the wrong course. I would have liked to see Reed but the health thing is a legitimate reason to exclude him. Ironically he may still make it because Brooks can’t go - 

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7 hours ago, pulledabill said:

Little bummed Reed wasnt picked. 4 of 6 have zero Ryder Cup experience. 

100% agree. Reed is electric in the Ryder Cup but he's not 100% healthy.

While I like to have experience going into the RC. We've only won two in twenty years so I'm almost looking at the lack of experience as a pro. Lets get some new hungry guys out there and dominate.

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14 hours ago, DannyDips said:

You can't fault Stricker for any of the picks, besides Reed they were the next guys all on points. Reed's health is an issue and Webb hasn't been playing great. Kisner and Na were longshots to make the team, neither are coming in hot enough to out rank the guys who've been top 12 for the two seasons. My concern is who are the pairings. Spieth/JT is a given. I wish we had Reed to pair with Bryson, I feel like they would make a good pair. Most of the guys have similar games. Xander/Colin I think would make a steady pair that would ball strike the euros to death. If Brooks is really hurt Reed has to be the replacement, if Brooks is healthy then it says a lot about him wanting to be there and I like our chances. 

I don’t think Stricker and the team want any part of Reed. Especially after his comments the last time. Webb should be the next one up. 

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1 hour ago, LICC said:

I don’t think Stricker and the team want any part of Reed. Especially after his comments the last time. Webb should be the next one up. 

Maybe. I get it, he can be cancerous with his comments and actions. But with the format he can only effect one other person, his partner and I feel like him and Bryson would be an awesome pairing. Plus he has that electric quality that drives the euros mad and gets under their skin. I love Webb too but his record isn't stellar and he's not been playing that well and possibly still nursing a minor injury. If Brooks is hurt, and that's a big if because I feel like he's a tough competitor, I'd almost rather see Na than Webb if its not Reed.

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2 hours ago, DannyDips said:

Maybe. I get it, he can be cancerous with his comments and actions. But with the format he can only effect one other person, his partner and I feel like him and Bryson would be an awesome pairing. Plus he has that electric quality that drives the euros mad and gets under their skin. I love Webb too but his record isn't stellar and he's not been playing that well and possibly still nursing a minor injury. If Brooks is hurt, and that's a big if because I feel like he's a tough competitor, I'd almost rather see Na than Webb if its not Reed.

Agree on Reed first, then Na and possibly Webb.  I'm a Reed fan and would love to see him on the team but my gut tells me he's 80% at best right now.  Na has a little fire in him and the Euro's seeing him walking in putts would be as effective as Reed shushing the crowd.  Another possibility might be Horschel.  He gets along with everyone and is playing the best golf in his career.

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On 9/9/2021 at 12:41 PM, fixyurdivot said:

Agree on Reed first, then Na and possibly Webb.  I'm a Reed fan and would love to see him on the team but my gut tells me he's 80% at best right now.  Na has a little fire in him and the Euro's seeing him walking in putts would be as effective as Reed shushing the crowd.  Another possibility might be Horschel.  He gets along with everyone and is playing the best golf in his career.

Billy Ho sure seems fired up to be the 13th man if Koepka can't go. 

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5 hours ago, DannyDips said:

Interesting when you consider his late season charge in 2014 is what changed the rules to making at least one the captain's picks after the tour championship.

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1 hour ago, Berg Ryman said:

Interesting when you consider his late season charge in 2014 is what changed the rules to making at least one the captain's picks after the tour championship.

I know isn't it? It was literally called the "Billy Horschel rule" by some when they pushed the selections back to after the Tour Championship... I think I've changed my mind. If Brooks can't go and Reed isn't fully healthy (which he isn't) Lets bring in a ticked off Billy Ho! 

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Really surprised to hear a guy like Billy Horschel didn't even get a call from one of the Assistant Captains informing him that he wasn't selected.

You would think that would be common courtesy to those in the top 20 who weren't selected.  I would think Horschel, Kisner and Na have got to be on an alternate list.

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