Predicting the Final U.S. Ryder Cup Team
The FedEx Cup playoffs are in full swing. However, we still do not know who Captain Tom Watson will pick for the final spots of the Ryder Cup team. With the last couple of players for the American side being announced later on today, let’s predict the final three golfers.
Before we get to that, let’s take a look at the players already on the team:
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Brendon Todd, Chris Kirk and others are still in play.
If it were up to me, which it obviously is not, I would go with Mahan, Kirk and Simpson. Why you ask? Well, Kirk is coming off of a victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and Mahan won the previous tournament. Why not take two of the hottest golfers in the world?
As for Simpson, well, it was a toss-up between him and Bradley.
For what it’s worth, Kirk is ranked No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings (that’s right, he’s ahead of Rory McIlroy), Mahan is ranked third and Simpson sits in 19th place. Bradley is currently in 28th place. Now, that could all change in one tournament, but Watson has to pick his team now.
Although I would personally pick Mahan, Kirk and Simpson, that is not what I am predicting Watson to do.
Picking the more well-known players wouldn’t be a bad option and I think that is the route Watson will go in.
PREDICTION: Watson picks Mahan, Simpson and Bradley.
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