Saturday, September 5, 2009

Presiden't Cup 2009: Should Captain Greg Norman pick Ryo Ishikawa?

Should International Team captiain, Greg Norman, pick Japan's Ryo Ishikawa as one of his 2 wild card picks for The President's Cup in San Francisco next month? Australian Geoff Ogilvy thinks so. According to Reuters UK, Geoff Ogilvy told reporters, "Ishikawa should definitely get picked. I think he should be guaranteed at this point," Ogilvy added, "Greg (Norman) has said he's going to go on current form and (Ishikawa's) probably playing better than any of us."

Capatins Greg Norman (International Team) and Fred Couples (Team USA) will be announcing their wild card choices on Tuesday. Each will pick two players to complete the team of 12.

The folowing players have earned their spots on each team:

Team USA
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Steve Stricker
Kenny Perry
Zach Johnson
Stewart Cink
Sean O'Hair
Jim Furyk
Anthony Kim
Justin Leonard

International Team
Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)
Vijay Singh (Fiji)
Camilo Villegas (Columbia)
Retief Goosen (South Africa)
Ernie Els (South Africa)
Angel Cabrera (Argentina)
Mike Weir (Canada)
Robert Allenby (Australia)
Y.E. Yang (South Korea)
Tim Clark (South Africa)

My personal picks for wildcards are as follows:

International Team:
1. I would have to agree with Geoff Ogilvy on Ryo Ishikawa. This 17-year-old has talent and he has been playing really well in the Japan Tour this year. I think that he truly deserves to be part of the international team.
2. I also want to see another South African on the team, Rory Sabbatini. He would have gotten the #10 spot if not for YE Yang's suprise PGA Championship win.

Team USA:
1. Of course, I have to pick our Champion... US Open Champ, Lucas Glover. How can I not?
2. I know, the obvious choice would be Brian Gay but Surprise, Surprise! I got love for David Love III!

Now let's wait and see what Tuesday brings...

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