His selection of Adam Scott is puzzling. Apart from some good rounds at the Scottish Open he’s really struggled to shoot better scores than Michael Campbell this year and one would have thought Rory Sabbatini, Michael Sim, KJ Choi or even Jason Day would have been better options.
Ryo Ishikawa’s selection was a good one as he has been in fine form with another win on the Japanese Tour recently and will no doubt increase interest coming from the massive Japanese golfing market.
It appears Norman is looking for youth to carry the team through with these picks. Perhaps in a similar way to the way the young guns fired for USA at the most recent Ryder Cup.
For USA Team captain Fred Couples, his decision was made slightly easier going with with Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan. Lucas Glover’s US Open win made his spot a formality and Hunter Mahan has had six top ten finishes. Perhaps Scott Verplank can consider himself a little unlucky not to be picked as his season has also been strong.
Here are the full teams:
|Tiger Woods||Geoff Ogilvy (AUS)|
|Phil Mickelson||Vijay Singh (FIJI)|
|Steve Stricker||Camilo Villegas (COL)|
|Kenny Perry||Retief Goosen (SA)|
|Zach Johnson||Ernie Els (SA)|
|Stewart Cink||Angel Cabrera (ARG)|
|Sean O’Hair||Mike Weir (CAN)|
|Jim Furyk||Robert Allenby (AUS)|
|Anthony Kim||Y.E. Yang (SK)|
|Justin Leonard||Tim Clark (SA)|
|Lucas Glover||Ryo Ishikawa (Japan)|
|Hunter Mahan||Adam Scott (AUS)|