Monty wants Ryder Cup selection overhaul

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie
European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Colin Montgomerie plans to recommend that Europe’s Ryder Cup selection process be changed for the 2012 event after having to leave Paul Casey and Justin Rose off his team.

Montgomerie captained Europe to victory over the United States at Celtic Manor in Wales to regain the trophy. But even though he was given three wild card choices at his own request when previous captains had only two, the Scot wants further modifications.

Montgomerie says picking the team was “the worst day of my professional career.”

Montgomerie is on the European Tour tournament committee, which will appoint the captain for Medinah in 2012 and decide how the team should be assembled. The committee will meet next month to review the 2010 Ryder Cup.