That's from Brian Keogh's blog, "Time’s up for Tiger says Monty" who then goes on to suggest that Messrs Westwood, Poulter and Tiger Woods will need wildcard selection from their respective captains.
Poulter's passion maybe not enough
Brian writes, "As for Poulter, considered a certainty to get one of Paul McGinley’s three wildcards, Monty is unsure that the Englishman’s passion will be enough against the Americans if he’s not playing well.
“The Brazilians thought they could win the World Cup on, passion and emotion,” he said. “Well unfortunately they forgot to play football and Ian Poulter has certainly got the passion and the emotion, there’s no question, more than anyone but he has got to show a little bit of form for Paul McGinley to say, ‘Come in here.’”
Best of Irish luck
McGinley will need all the Irish luck he can get should he dare to omit Poulter from the European team.
The latest statistics I can find have Poulter 9th on the European Points List and Westwood on a woeful 18th and an unimpressive 16th on the World Points List. In spite of the fact Westie now lives in the States and plays most of his golf Stateside.
The eligibility for automatic selection to the European team is the leading four players on the European List and the leading five on the World list and there are three wild cards.
Look! No Luke
August 31 is the end date for gaining points and short of a dramatic improvement by Westwood, Donald and other previous participants in Ryder Cup matches it's going to be a tough call for McGinley
As for me and given that there's no dramatic changes in performance I'm calling wildcards for Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and Stephen Gallacher
Here's the link to Brian
Quote of the Day
“America have had enough of losing this thing and they played the wildcard themselves in selecting Tom Watson to be captain,” - Colin Montgomerie