When captain Davis Love III finally announces his captains selections on Tuesday, there won't be any surprises. Love III knows his best chance for success at Medinah runs parallel to the notion that team chemistry and riffs are best kept in the rough.
The conventional wisdom will be the trail that the former Tar Heel captain adheres to when the selections are announced. Love III has witnessed success and defeat in the Ryder Cup, and his assistant captains like Jeff Sluman and Scott Verplank are quick to remind their leader that it's more about how the team handles the divots off the fairway that make the difference.
And so, as the players in contention beat the white ball around the Deutsche Bank event in Norton, MA, Love III is likely funneling in on what should be a simple process.
His four wild-card picks will be the following four players: