Archive for July, 2010

European Vice Captains for Ryder Cup 2010

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Darren Clarke , Thomas Bjorn  and Paul McGinley  have been named by Europe Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie  as his vice captains. He was quite bullish during the announcement saying they had the qualities to help the team regain the Ryder Cup from the United States.

“They have all been part of successful European Ryder Cup teams in the past and know the players who will be part of the team. We all have huge respect from the players and respect in the team room and on the course is vital.”

“I think this is the strongest team we have ever assembled, on and off the course. It’s a fabulous time for European golf.”

Montgomerie still has to finalize his 12-man team, which will be chosen after August’s Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles one of the questions this selection raises is whether Darren can still play himself onto the team – having shown some great form recently…

U.S. captain Corey Pavin has selected four vice captains: Tom Lehman , Jeff Sluman , Davis Love and Paul Goydos .

Celtic Manor Course Layout

Saturday, July 10th, 2010


Great interactive course layout for Celtic Manor from eCaddy over at Golf Course Layouts

Ryder Cup 2010 Course Design

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Ross McMurray discusses the design of the Celtic Manor Ryder Cup golf course…

Team Europe Ryder Cup Points

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Updated list of contenders for a place on the team for the Ryder Cup 2010 are a combination of the two following lists – with the top 4 players from the World Points list and the top 5 from the European Points list automatically qualifying for a place on the team. These 9 are then supplimented by the Captains 3 “Wildcard” Picks.

The Ryder Cup World Points List

Position Player Name Points
1 Lee WESTWOOD 362.01
2 Rory MCILROY 239.88
3 Graeme MCDOWELL 235.60
4 Ian POULTER 209.74
5 Luke DONALD 203.59
6 Justin ROSE 190.42
7 Padraig HARRINGTONR 176.27
8 Martin KAYMER 165.83
9 Miguel Angel JIMéNEZ 149.51
10 Francesco MOLINARI 148.03

The Ryder Cup European Points List

Position Player Name Points
1 Lee WESTWOOD 2,850,937.87
2 Ian POULTER 2,191,637.79
3 Graeme MCDOWELL 2,135,603.38
4 Rory MCILROY 1,612,754.61
5 Martin KAYMER 1,409,689.08
6 Miguel Angel JIMéNEZ 1,405,289.69
7 Ross McGOWAN 1,344,158.70
8 Francesco MOLINARI 1,308,274.08
9 Luke DONALD 1,153,058.88
10 Alvaro QUIROS 1,085,547.54

Team USA Ryder Cup Points

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The current Team USA standing for a place on the 2010 Ryder Cup Team are as follows:

Position Player Name Points
1 Phil Mickelson 5,726.487
2 Jim Furyk
3 Anthony Kim
4 Lucas Glover 2938.612
5 Dustin Johnson
6 Tiger Woods 2,644.282
7 Matt Kucher
8 Steve Stricker 2,572.583
9 Ricky Barnes
10 Hunter Mahan