Pavin Makes Right Picks with Fearless Players

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U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin's four wild-card selections were sensible and, for the most part, safe. Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink and Rickie Fowler bring a blend of past, present and future. Another way to say it: experience and potential.

The picks shouldn't bring Pavin much, if any, second-guessing, not that he cares about Monday morning quarterbacking "“ or in this case, Tuesday morning. He didn't leave off anyone obvious, anyone who can make a compelling case of being wrongly overlooked.

That's the main difference in the selections by Pavin and his European counterpart, Colin Montgomerie. Facing a more difficult task because he had one less pick and more to choose from, Monty fueled some pundits when bypassing the highly ranked Paul Casey and...

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