Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
My point was the WGC rankings aren't necessarily better or worse than any other arbitrary ranking.
The point about decline vs upstart was more to the point that Stricker went from #4 to #8 and was thus in a decline, though still ranked ahead of many players on the Euro side. If you take the WGC rankings as valid(you don't) than the US has as many good players as Europe.
To be fair, I probably feel better about the US' chances because I don't watch the European tour enough. But what happened to Paul Casey? Wasn't he like a top 5 player in the world and then he's brought on as a captains pick, finishing behind Oliver Wilson and Graem Macdowell?
IIRC, Paul Casey is returning from a wrist injury, and that's why he was a CP.
Stricker is the biggest surprise as a CP for the Americans, IMO. I would have thought he would have been a top 4 lock in points, but he was on the outside looking in.
Part of me really wants to see a 20-8 butt whipping, b/c that's history. I like to see history.