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Robert Karlsson Is A Wildcard Pick

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Robert Karlsson is one of Colin Montgomerie’s wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup in October. My dad told me. He heard it from my uncle after Karlsson’s caddie let it slip to him at an exhibition event last Monday.

Maybe the mischievous bagman was enjoying a joke at my uncle’s expense. Maybe my dear aged relative is beginning to go doolally. Either way, the revelation is not entirely implausible even if Karlsson has only been fleetingly mentioned in predictive debates.

It may be that Montgomerie considers the Ryder Cup not so much as a contest between the residents of two opposing landmasses more a battle of representatives of rival tours. And as such the more vaunted names of Casey, Donald, Harrington and Rose may not be jostling as near to the front of Montgomerie’s mind as previously thought. It seems that familiarity with the enemy may have bred diffidence, as demonstrated by a unilateral refusal to attempt automatic qualification at Gleneagles this week, each man citing a reluctance to tamper with their schedule with more lucrative gains on offer Stateside.

Potentially this has given Montgomerie the mother of all selection migraines, but has also corroded the appeal of the final event of the European qualification term, as the permutations have been pared down to a disappointingly small number.

Montgomerie has stoutly borne the standard for the European tour throughout his career, and perhaps this final snub is too much for him to bear. Maybe he has grown tired of trying to woo the American dissidents as they wander off with Fed Ex points in their eyes.

Maybe Robert Karlsson won’t be the only surprising pick.


Written by harrisharrison

August 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Posted in Cricket

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  1. Hi

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    August 24, 2010 at 8:31 am

  2. Doolally.Definitely doolally.Wubble,wubble,bubble….er ?


    August 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm

  3. Doollally.Definitely doolally.


    August 25, 2010 at 8:24 am

    • You’re doolally.


      August 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm

  4. I think we agree. But Karlsson is mentioned in the Daily Mail today as a possible wild card pick.


    August 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    • Guardian says three of the “Fed Ex Four’.


      August 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  5. All hail to the Magnificent Molinari brothers.Watch them go undefeated at Celtic Manor.


    September 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm

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