Watson Reduces Captains Picks so Players Can Earn More Spots

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Watson Reduces Captains Picks so Players Can Earn More Spots
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It’s a philosophical difference, and rational arguments can be made on both sides. On Wednesday morning, 2014 Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson announced that he was revising the team selection process by reducing his captain’s picks from four to three. That means that nine players will qualify and Watson will pick three in September of 2014, a few weeks prior to the event. Under the system that was in place since 2008, eight players qualified and four were selected by the captain.

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