ONE MORE WAY TO LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT’S CUP PICKS

Here the rankings factor in the Vegas lines for the last six appearances. (Some of the International guys have slightly less because of a more international schedule)

US TEAM:

Rnk

Player

AVG

Adj

Rank

1

Steve Stricker

-0.689

-0.606

1

2

Matt Kuchar

-0.641

-0.586

2

3

Phil Mickelson

-0.542

-0.547

3

4

Tiger Woods

-0.541

-0.504

5

5

Nick Watney

-0.507

-0.516

4

6

Dustin Johnson

-0.431

-0.453

6

7

Jim Furyk

-0.420

-0.358

13

8

Bo Van Pelt

-0.418

-0.371

11

9

Zach Johnson

-0.405

-0.355

15

10

Hunter Mahan

-0.403

-0.403

8

11

David Toms

-0.375

-0.385

10

12

Bill Haas

-0.374

-0.318

18

13

Ryan Moore

-0.372

-0.362

12

14

Charles Howell III

-0.358

-0.358

14

15

Rickie Fowler

-0.341

-0.393

9

16

Brandt Snedeker

-0.339

-0.349

16

17

Webb Simpson

-0.339

-0.409

7

18

J.B. Holmes

-0.332

-0.195

20

19

Bubba Watson

-0.332

-0.344

17

20

Ben Crane

-0.309

-0.237

19

One through 12 in the rank column would be the “Vegas” team. The green players have already made the team based on points, so that leaves Tiger and Rickie Fowler as the obvious picks. Sorry Keegan Bradley.

INTERNATIONAL TEAM:

Rnk

Player

AVG

Adj

Rank

1

Adam Scott

-0.464

-0.509

1

2

Charl Schwartzel

-0.427

-0.451

3

3

Jason Day

-0.417

-0.469

2

4

K.J. Choi

-0.414

-0.398

4

5

Retief Goosen

-0.410

-0.313

5

6

Tim Clark

-0.398

   

7

Robert Allenby

-0.365

-0.258

9

8

Ernie Els

-0.331

-0.278

7

9

Geoff Ogilvy

-0.310

-0.309

6

10

John Senden

-0.269

-0.244

12

11

Vijay Singh

-0.267

-0.212

13

12

Brendon de Jonge

-0.234

-0.245

11

13

Louis Oosthuizen

-0.231

-0.181

18

14

Richard Green

-0.219

-0.190

17

15

Angel Cabrera

-0.219

-0.197

16

16

Kyung-Tae Kim

-0.218

-0.261

8

17

Y.E. Yang

-0.214

-0.257

10

18

Aaron Baddeley

-0.154

-0.200

14

19

Rory Sabbatini

-0.172

-0.176

19

20

Camilo Villegas

-0.170

-0.198

15

Ryo Ishikawa

0.001

-0.061

20

The international team, is a little better at picking their squad based on the “Vegas rankings,” probably because they use some form of the world rankings. The OWGR’s have flaws, but they do seem to be a better judge of skill then some random system the US came up with.

Allenby and Senden seem to be pretty good captain’s picks playing in front of a home croud.

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