European Vice Captains for Ryder Cup 2010

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

July 10th, 2010

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

Ryder Cup 2010 Course Design

July 10th, 2010

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

Team Europe Ryder Cup Points

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

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
3,280.085
3 Anthony Kim
3,238.309
4 Lucas Glover 2938.612
5 Dustin Johnson
2760.458
6 Tiger Woods 2,644.282
7 Matt Kucher
2,629.210
8 Steve Stricker 2,572.583
9 Ricky Barnes
2,526.693
10 Hunter Mahan
2,509.433

Royal Cup Role for Monty

January 7th, 2010


Video via ITN (Youtube)

Colin Montgomerie leads Europe in the Royal cup as they attempt to reclaim the cup from Asia this week. Standing in for Seve, Monty has also given himself a playing role — a first in the competition’s history. Naturally he will be keeping a close eye on possible candidates for his Europe team to face America at Celtic Manor in October.

The European side includes Swedes Henrik Stenson, Robert Karlsson, Alexander Noren and Peter Hanson, England’s Simon Dyson, Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen, Spain’s Pablo Martin and Montgomerie.

Pavin & Montgomerie on Celtic Manor

October 18th, 2009

Ryder Cup captains Corey Pavin and Colin Montgomerie give their thoughts on the Celtic Manor course, having played it…

Video via ITN (Youtube)

Montgomerie & Pavin to play exhibition match

September 15th, 2009

Corey Pavin and Colin Montgomerie will play an exhibition match on Monday October 12th at The Celtic Manor Resort, as part of a celebration marking the Year to Go’ before the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales. The two captains will play 10 holes on The Twenty Ten Course the venue for the Ryder Cup 2010 and the first course built specifically to host the Ryder Cup. The match will precede a press conference and gala dinner.

The 2010 Ryder Cup will be conducted Oct. 1-3

Ryder Cup Tickets – Second Ballot

September 8th, 2009

Great news for those of you still looking for Ryder Cup tickets – There’s a second chance to enter the draw for Ryder Cup tickets 2010 – this second ballot is now open for registration at Seetickets.com. So if you missed out on the first draw get over and register – note that if you entered for the forst draw and were unsuccessful you will be automatically entered in the second ballot. The second computerised random lottery draw will take place in May 2010 and notifications will go out by the end of May…

The Race is On!

September 4th, 2009

omega-mastersThe race for team places in the European Team for Ryder Cup 2010 is now officially underway with the start of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre…

The points competition is for the 8 automatic places is up for grabs, but of course there’s also the very important chance to catch Montgomerie’s eye and play for a wildcard place.

With the Ryder Cup points now zeroed and all to play for Monty had the following to say…

It is a great opportunity for everybody to start from scratch this week in Switzerland and a great opportunity for everybody to make that Team, because I can speak from personal experience, it’s a fantastic atmosphere and a fantastic occasion to be involved with. It’s our Olympic Games, if you like, and I wish everybody every success in their attempts to make it.

Good Luck to all participants!