Another 5, but this time out of 12…

The Ryder Cup teams have been selected as you probably know. 5 englishmen will be among the 12 Europeans at Valhalla. Rose, Westwood and Wilson from the list are joined by Casey and Poulter as wild cards and I am sure that it will be a great moment to follow Faldo’s men in the battle. There is no doubt that this Captain will be a passionate one even though perhaps a bit solitary. There was a great piece in the Daily Telegraph the other day where Faldo described his thinking when deciding to have only one assistant (previous Captains has had at least a few…);

When his go-it-alone policy was queried, Faldo asked: “Would you trust somebody to come and give you information and, if you got it, would you trust that it was 100 per cent?”

With someone responding that they would have every faith in information coming from a person he knew well and had appointed for himself, Faldo replied: “Well fine then, we’re different!”

Read the full article in The Telegraph online.

Wednesday this week marks the start of the Home Internationals 2008. This year’s event, by many considered the premiere amateur event of the year in Great Britain and Ireland, is played at Muirfield in Scotland. The format with 11 players on each side and the combination of foursomes and singles in the round robin setup promises three very exciting days, before it is decided what team will get to lift the Raymond Trophy on Friday night. You can follow the action here.

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