Monty says all 12 will play The Ryder Cup hasn't always been about posturing, playing to the press, and psychological strategy, but these days it all seems to be part of the game. Exhibit A is European captain Colin Montgomerie's surprise move this week in which he made it known that all 12 members of his team will be competing on the first day of the event. For anyone not familiar with Ryder Cup tactics, this is an unusual approach, to say the least, as it allows American Captain Corey Pavin to optimize his own strategy. Why has the always interesting Monty made such a bold move? A post on sport.co.uk has an interesting take:
Following the surprise announcement, several prominent golf pundits, and even ex-captains have expressed their surprise at his premature selection for the foursomes and fourball.Rory wants a piece of Tiger
It is almost certain that the captain and his background staff have an ulterior motive for the announcement. At this stage, mind games always come into consideration. Previous contests have seen captains and players snipe and jibe the press with such consideration that even Sir Alex Ferguson would stand and take note.
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