PGA of America decides on the system for selecting Team USA.
European Tour Tournaments Committee decides on the system for selecting Team Europe.
US has the freedom to have more Captain's picks because they don't need to dangle the carrot of RC qualification points to entice players to take...
Why is it bizarre that each tour should devise its own qualification rules?
See absolutely no reason why the systems need to be the same - each Tour goes with the system that is best for them. TBH, USA could do away with automatic qualification altogether and allow the Capt to have 12 picks -...
Ryder Cup points is one of the few carrots that the European Tour can dangle in front of players. If the Captain had a completely free choice, he could pick twelve players that have been playing PGA Tour all year. That might be good for the team but it would be bad for the European Tour.
I've paid for Sky Sports for a month so I can park myself on the sofa for most of the weekend.
Have managed to get the wife interested in the build-up so she'll join me in my laziness.
Singles don't start until tea time on Sunday so playing first round at new club in the morning.
Rule 10.2b(4) says a caddie must not stand behind a player once he's taken his stance
Rule 23.5 says that the rest of the players on a side must obey the same rules as a caddie
So it's legal to stand behind an opponents putt (bad etiquette, but legal) but it's illegal to stand behind a player if...
That's never happened to me either.
I've booked many times with Golf Now. It's very convenient, often cheaper and I've never had a problem. I even called them to ask if I could cancel a non-cancellable, non-refundable tee time (my PP was injured) - they said 'Yes', much to my surprise. Great...
You're right. I should have said try to level it out. Personally I wouldn't bother as I have no problem with better golfers winning more prizes.
I wasn't recommending it. Just offering a suggestion in answer to the OP's question. He seems to think the current system is unfair, I don't agree.
Not really unfair that better golfers win more prizes. It must be nice for them to be rewarded in a competition where the field isn't artificially levelled by the handicap system.
If you really wanted to level it out then you could run your twos comp in divisions - or pay out for net twos...