U.S. Ryder Cup team finalized, and a Spotlight on the BMW PGA at Wentworth
This Friday episode begins with some reaction to Steve Stricker finalizing his roster for the Ryder Cup this month. Andy and Brendan praise the picks, highlightling Scheffler’s suitability. They also discuss course fit as a gauge for a contest that’s entirely different from week-to-week golf. Also, Patrick Reed’s reaction to the “snub” is discussed. Then, in honor of BMW PGA Championship week on the Euro Tour, there’s a Spotlight on the 2011 edition at Wentworth. They highlight the titanic clash for world No. 1 between Luke Donald and Lee Westwood and the unfortunate playoff finish. Donald’s career is also put under the microscope a bit, debating whether his path up was a unique trailblazing of sorts in NCAA golf and staying stateside when he was out of college. The reign at world No. 1, his chase for a major, and talk of a rivalry with Rory are also highlighted. Wentworth is also put under the microscope, including a spicy war of words between Ian Poulter and the then owner at this 2011 edition. Ernie’s history of course changes are documented, as is the continued push-and-pull of getting the best in the world to show up for what has always been a hefty purse at the “flagship” event.