Westwood ' like Jesper Parnevik and Sergio Garcia, to name a few ' feels the criteria should be based upon World Ranking rather than the current structure, which offers points based largely off of European Tour-earned money.
You cant penalize people for making the choice to play on the U.S. Tour, the 28-year-old stated to the Associated Press.
Yet, that is exactly whats happening to those Europeans who are choosing to compete for the richer purses of the PGA Tour, as money earned on regular events in America does not count towards European Ryder Cup qualifying points.
Whether or not they are being penalized,' however, is still up in the air. Some claim that the players have no one to blame but themselves, as they are hurting their own chances for making the team by playing overseas.
The directors of the European Tour would agree with that notion. Despite the top players cries, the organization has remained stalwart in their belief that the qualifying system should remain the same as it has been since the beginning of the events long-standing history.
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