Ryder Cup Captains Colin Montgomerie (Europe) and Corey Pavin (US) have laid out some expectations for team members and hopeful team members.
Montgomerie has stated that he expects candidates for the European team to play Celtic Manor Wales Open next year.Â Miguel Angel Jimenez is the only European hopeful who is in the field this week at Celtic Manor.Â This comes just a month after Montgomerie stressed the importance of gaining a knowledge of the course prior to the Cup.
“I am sure I will get a number to say ‘yes’ and I would expect those potential Ryder Cup players to be playing.”, Montgomerie said.
Corey Pavin has set forth a similar expectation for the American team members.Â Pavin said he wouldn’t require that his team play in the Wales Open, but they should find time to play the course prior to the Ryder Cup match if they don’t.
“It is obviously a little different for us, but what I’m going to do is ask my players who come over for The Open Championship, either before or after, to try to get a couple practice rounds here,” Pavin said. “I certainly would like my potential players to see the course once or twice before Ryder Cup week.”