Ryder Cup 2020: Padraig Harrington to cut wildcard picks from four to three

Padraig Harrington
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Padraig Harrington speaks to the media as he is named European Ryder Cup Captain for 2020 during a press conference at Wentworth on January 08, 2019 in Virginia Water, England. The 43rd Ryder Cup will be held from September 25 to 27, 2020, taking place on the Straits course at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin, United States. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Europe skipper Padraig Harrington will pick three trump cards rather than four when his group protects the Ryder Glass at Whistling Straights one year from now.

Nine players will qualify naturally with focuses earned in competitions from the BMW PGA Title in September until a similar occasion in 2020.

“As far as I can tell, a player is increasingly agreeable when he has qualified naturally,” said Harrington.

Europe whipped the US 17½-10½ to recapture the Ryder Container in 2018.

Thomas Bjorn, 2018 commander, utilized his trump cards to bring experienced players Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson into the group.

Spaniard Garcia turned into the Ryder Glass’ driving focuses scorer at Le Golf National in France while Poulter beat world number one Dustin Johnson to enable Europe to recover the trophy.


BBC golf reporter Iain Carter

Harrington’s choice bodes well since players chose as trump cards can regularly worry about an additional concern contrasted and the individuals who qualify through and through.

As a rule, the golfer who completes in the spot simply outside the passing spots gains a special case in any case, so why not encourage them with the certainty that accompanies programmed capability?

The move additionally goes about as an additional motivating force to American put together Europeans to play more with respect to their home circuit to support their passing shots.

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