It was a tough choice to have to make. Personally, I think Harrington is very lucky to have got the nod over Casey and Rose because on form I'm not sure he deserves it. I like Luke Donald and although not blessed with the lenght of the aforementioned he is very steady, a good Ryder Cup record and a good foursomes partner for sure.
The bottom line is they all had a chance of securing an automtic slot and not rely on a Captain's pick. That said, the competition was incredibly tough. For instance, who would have thought that Rose would win twice on the USPGA tour and not get an automatic selection - unbelievable!
Monty will no doubt be judged on the result of the Ryder Cup - ahh, the benefit of hindsight. I remember Woosie getting some stick for his picks but not much said when Europe won. Likewise, Faldo got some stick for picking Poulter but he was probably the best player on the European side, although we still lost.
Finally, I don't like the fact that the USA team have four picks and we have three, last time it was only two. The rules should be the same for both sides. I would also like to see a return of 10 qualifiers and two Captain's picks. Roll on Celtic Manor...