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Original post: I've been looking forward to this for ages and part of the fun for me is working out whose going to make the team, wild card picks, etc.
here's the current standings
1 Rory MCILROY 4,050,288.10 2 Justin ROSE 2,602,910.21 3 Graeme MCDOWELL 2,375,790.52 4 Paul LAWRIE 2,088,718.02 5 Francesco MOLINARI 2,062,525.67 6 Peter HANSON 2,022,431.76 7 Luke DONALD 1,885,170.56 8 Martin KAYMER 1,871,797.49 9 Nicolas COLSAERTS 1,735,223.95 10 Lee WESTWOOD 1,692,029.78 11 Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTA???O 1,613,602.38 12 David LYNN 1,547,127.76 13 Sergio GARCIA 1,502,772.60 14 Rafa CABRERA-BELLO 1,462,896.55 15 Alvaro QUIROS 1,377,894.58 16 Marcel SIEM 1,355,364.99 17 Ian POULTER 1,290,985.55 18 Thomas BJ???RN 1,178,359.61 19 Joost LUITEN 1,103,691.44 20 Jamie DONALDSON 1,096,895.04 21 Michael HOEY 1,095,082.73 22 Miguel Angel JIM???NEZ1,050,829.45
Now, I'm not sure if Westwood is going to make it automatically as I've looked online and he's not playing any events now leading up to RC. He's not listed as playing at Gleneagles, the last qualifying event and nor is he playing in next weeks Fedex tourny.
Garcia is doing well at the moment and may force his way into team on tonights play. So my theory is that Westwood may need a pick and Poulter would definately need a pick as he's too far down the list.
I don't hink Harrington deserves a pick on current form, and other that maybe in frame are Donaldson, Jimenez, Dyson, but what about somone who's redhot at the moment, Carl Petterson.........he's Swedish but with a very american accent........is he eligible to play for us as he's not listed on the european tour ?