SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The American Ryder Cup points standings won’t be officially needed once the top eight automatically qualify for the team at the end of the PGA Championship, but captain Corey Pavin says he’s asked the PGA to keep tallying points anyway.
Pavin wants to see how candidates for his four captain’s picks continue to fare. Pavin has three events after the PGA Championship before he must make his selections.
Still, that doesn’t mean Pavin’s going to use the list as anything other than a guide.
He said it will be among many tools he uses, including player stats.
But, here’s the deal: Pavin said he’s very much a “gut instinct” guy.
“It will not be based on points, that’s for sure,” he said. “I will have gut feelings on who I think will do well. Most of my decisions will be from the gut.”