Colin Montgomerie now has greater influence in the makeup of his 2010 Ryder Cup team. (Photo: Getty Images)
Monty to make three Captain's Picks under new qualifications
Colin Montgomerie will be afforded a little more flexibility in choosing his squad than his predecessors after the The European Tour's Tournament Players Committee announced that he will make three Captain's Picks to round out his team.
The qualification process for Europe's 2010 Ryder Cup Team has been announced following a meeting of The European Tour's Tournament Players Committee.
After discussion with Europe's 2010 Captain, Colin Montgomerie, it was decided that the leading four players from The Ryder Cup World Points List would be joined by the leading five players, not otherwise qualified (having selected the four players from The Ryder Cup World Points List) from The Ryder Cup European Points List in automatically qualifying for Europe's 2010 Ryder Cup Team at the end of the qualification period.
Those nine players will then be joined by three Captain's Picks to make up the 12-man Team to take on the USA over The Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales, from October 1-3, 2010.