Ryder Cup Players Picked in a Draft


The 24/7 coverage of the NFL draft got us thinking – as if anyone needs instant access to who the Denver Broncos pick in the fourth round – how interesting it would be if Ryder and Presidents Cup captains were allowed to simply pick their players.
The first pick in any pool, naturally, would be Tiger Inc. On one leg or two, at Bethpage or Birkdale and whether it’s stroke play or match play, ETW is a franchise player any way you slice it.
Picks 2-5 are not as clear. Phil Mickelson may be the second-ranked player, but we’re going with the best athlete available. Give us Anthony Kim, Padraig Harrington, Geoff Ogilvy and . . . regardless of clubhouse synergy, Sergio Garcia.