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  • The case for delaying Ryder Cup captain's picks

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf2 days ago

    Look at the bottom of the Tour Championship leaderboard. You'll find three American Ryder Cup team members among the last five names, including Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson, two of Tom Watson's three wild-card picks. The other pick, Keegan Bradley, didn't qualify for the playoff finale in Atlanta.

    Meanwhile, Billy Horschel is in contention for a third consecutive week. After giving away a chance to win the Deutsche Bank Championship on the 72nd hole, he came back the next week to win the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills. On the back of three strong rounds at East Lake, Horschel not only finds himself again in position to win but with world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in the final group on Sunday.

    Chris Kirk wasn't on Tom Watson's radar until he won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Labor Day. However, Watson favored Simpson and his ability to gel emotionally with a finicky Bubba Watson over the hyper-stoic Kirk. The Georgia product is four back heading into Sunday with an off chance of snagging the Tour Championship, FedEx Cup and its $10 million bounty.

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