Tuesday, August 12

2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Takes Shape

Ben Curtis (Mike Davis/Flickr)

WE NOW KNOW EIGHT of the 12 members of the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team. The PGA Championship was the cutoff for earning a spot on the team via the points system. The remaining four team members will be captain’s picks.

Here are the top eight on points:

1. Phil Mickelson (5,342.500)
2. Stewart Cink 4,952.665)
3. Kenny Perry (4,480.700)
4. Jim Furyk (4,423.892)
5. Anthony Kim (4,035.296)
6. Justin Leonard (3,379.274)
7. Ben Curtis (3,120.061)
8. Boo Weekley (2,785.095)

Ben Curtis’ second-place finish at the PGA propelled him onto the U.S. squad. Steve Stricker got knocked off. Boo Weekley hung on, barely.

If you haven’t signed up yet for my free 2008 Ryder Cup Report, it’s just under the blue welcome message to your right.

−The Armchair Golfer


Related:
2008 Ryder Cup Report

5 comments :

Tom Blogical said...

I'm very happy for Ben Curtis, but disappointed for Steve Stricker. Stricker is a great guy and a super golfer. I hope he plays well enough for a Captain's pick.

I'm just starting to sort through the Ryder Cup Report. ;-)

The Armchair Golfer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tom. Is Curtis from your neck of the woods? Thanks for getting the 2008 Ryder Cup Report. Hope you enjoy it!

Tom Blogical said...

AG:

Yes, Ben Curtis' home course, Mill Creek Golf Club, is in Ostrander, Ohio. His parents own and maintain the club and that's where he learned to play.

Mill Creek Golf Club is 20 minutes from my house.

:-)

Anonymous said...

What happens if the US wins the Ryder Cup this year without Tiger Woods? What does it say/mean or what message does it give to future Ryder Cup Captains?
If Tigers not playing well, do you really have to play him in all five matches?

The Armchair Golfer said...

Those are some interesting hypothetical questions, Anon. The Americans could win without Tiger. (His Ryder Cup record isn't great.) They certainly haven't been winning with him. As far as having to play Tiger, I think future captains would be highly criticized if they sat him down, even if his record remains mediocre.