Wednesday 26 April 2017

Ryder Cup 'pick' poll

Padraig Harrington's chance of competing in a fifth straight Ryder Cup is by no means cut- and-dried -- judging by the opinions of a number of former European team players. Just three of seven former Ryder Cup players, canvassed during yesterday's opening round of the Johnnie Walker Classic at Gleneagles, would select Harrington (above) as a Celtic Manor 'wildcard' pick this Sunday night.

Paul Broadhurst

1991 Ryder Cup

Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Justin Rose

Peter Baker

1993 Ryder Cup

Paul Casey, Justin Rose and Luke Donald

Barry Lane

1993 Ryder Cup

Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald

Paul Lawrie

1999 Ryder Cup

Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington and Justin Rose

Thomas Levet

2004 Ryder Cup

Justin Rose, Edoardo Molinari and Paul Casey

Oliver Wilson

2008 Ryder Cup

Paul Casey, Justin Rose and Alvaro Quiros

Soren Hansen

2008 Ryder Cup

Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Padraig Harrington

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