McGinley warns over Ryder Cup picks

29 August 2013 20:12:59 GMTPlus11

Europe captain Paul McGinley has warned that he will be ruthless when it comes to picking his side for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

McGinley, who has previously acted as vice-captain, knows that he will face a tough decision when it comes to picking his 12-man team - which will be made up of five players from the World Points List, four from the European Points List and three wildcards.

I'm prepared for the fact not everyone is going to agree with my decisions.

Paul McGinley

McGinley, who sank the winning putt in the 2002 Ryder Cup, wanred: "I am not afraid of having rookies on the team. All I'm concerned about is having the 12 strongest players.

"Some (tough choices) have been made already and some will be made going forward.

"I'm prepared for the fact not everyone is going to agree with my decisions.

"I was fortunate to be vice-captain and it was a huge learning curve for me. I've seen the template and what works. I just want to make it better."

Europe will be defending the trophy they won in amazing circumstances in Medinah last year, when they came from 10-6 down after two days to win the match 14.5-13.5.

The USA, who will be captained by Tom Watson, are 11.00 to win the Ryder Cup match for only the second time in the last seven meetings, with Europe 1.11 and a tie 13.00.

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