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Europe stick by selection policy

Europe stick by selection policy

Ryder Cup Selection 2008

According to the latest news, it has been confirmed that Europe's Ryder Cup committee will not change the system currently in place for team selection.

New United States have revamped the qualification structure for their team and will now have four wild card picks ahead of the 2008 event to be held at Valhalla.

However, Europe will not be following suit and have opted to continue with the format of selecting five players based on world ranking points, five from the European Order of Merit and two wild cards.

European skipper Nick Faldo expressed his relief at the decision, insisting he had not seen any need for change, given the Europeans' outstanding recent record.

Europe have won the last three editions of the tournament and are attempting to secure an unprecedented fourth straight triumph when they head to America next year.

Faldo's views were backed by Europe's Ryder Cup director Richard Hills who is also of the opinion that a change would have proved unnecessary and disruptive.


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