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RYDER CUP "FANTASY" COMPETITITION

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With Summer drawing to a close now, wanted to "host" one last Golf Competition, before the season ends.

This year the Ryder Cup will be held at, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France at Le Golf National - Albatros Course.(28th - 30th Sept)

I've never "hosted" a Competition, on the Ryder Cup, before. The quick turnaround in matches, doesn't give a lot of time for entrants, to get their selections in.

But I think I can "cobble" something together, to keep us entertained, for the duration of the 3 day Tournament.

It's been one of my favourite sporting events to watch on TV. Really aggrieved that SKY, have got the rights to it. Not working now, so can't afford SKY Sports. Really feel it's one of those sporting events that should be available to all, on terrestrial TV. 

I think there's enough elements, to form a reasonable Competition around, though.

With team captains, Thomas Bjorn (Europe) and Jim Furyk (U.S.A.), starting to finalise their teams now, I will put together a format, in the next week or so.

I will base the Competition on the "virtual" stakes format, again. My initial thoughts leaning to predicting the Top points scorer (Overall), Top European points scorer and Top U.S.A, points scorer.

Might include predicting the results of the Friday morning Foursome matches, as the pairings are announced the night before. Perhaps also the Saturday morning Foursomes, again the pairings I think will be announced on the Friday evening. Certainly, I'll include all the 12 Sunday Singles matches, as the pairings, I think, will be announced on the Saturday evening.

**NB**. Any member wishing to enter, must be aware of the limited time available, to post up your predictions!!

Format

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format will be as follows:

  • Day 1 (Friday) – 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches and 4 fourball (better ball) matches
  • Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches
  • Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches.

I'll leave you with a current list of players, likely to make their respective teams:

EUROPE

1 Francesco Molinari Italy 6,182,450.35
2 Justin Rose England 4,518,651.42
3 Tyrrell Hatton England 4,326,297.77
4 Tommy Fleetwood England 3,668,310.57
5 Jon Rahm Spain 3,617,769.82
6 Thorbjorn Olesen Denmark 3,497,483.32
7 Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland 3,482,791.06
8 Alex Noren Sweden 3,444,442.21
9 Russell Knox Scotland 2,659,683.33
10 Eddie Pepperell England 2,478,389.09

U.S.A

1 Brooks Koepka 13,298.472
2 Dustin Johnson 9,549.287
3 Justin Thomas 8,929.122
4 Patrick Reed 7,821.880
5 Bubba Watson 5,584.137
6 Jordan Spieth 5,481.427
7 Rickie Fowler 5,006.112
8 Webb Simpson 4,534.745
9 Bryson DeChambeau 4,316.108
10 Phil Mickelson 4,207.953
11 Tiger Woods 4,196.794
12 Xander Schauffele 3,924.096
13 Matt Kuchar 3,843.696
14 Kevin Kisner 3,680.121

The above players, more than likely, will make up the nucleus, of the dozen strong teams, of both EUROPE and the U.S.A.

I  will post up any further developments, regarding team selections, on this thread, when news becomes available. 

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:🏌️‍♂️

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

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Will post these up now and elaborate in the next week or two.

RYDER CUP CATEGORIES.

OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM:

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:

TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER:

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER: 

 

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️

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Ok I'll give this one a go, wonder if I can move up on last place.

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7 hours ago, alexisj9 said:

Ok I'll give this one a go, wonder if I can move up on last place.

Thanks Alexis, that's the spirit!!

Don't forget York (begins Weds.) and U.S.Open Tennis (begins Mon.27th Aug.) Then I will concentrate fully on the UEFA Champions League Competition (begins Tues.18th Sept, my fav. "Fantasy" Comp., to "host"), which will briefly run parallel, to the Ryder Cup. Then Cambridgeshire/Arc weekend, from Newmarket and Longchamp. Qipco Champions Day at Ascot (Sat.20th Oct.), then hopefully culminating in the Breeder's Cup (Fri/Sat. 2nd/3rd Nov.), from Churchill Downs, Kentucky. Busy times ahead, on the "Fantasy" front!!

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️🏇🎾⚽

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As soon as the respective teams have been announced  and betting "markets", have been formed in the categories below, I will post the Odds up.

OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM:

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:

TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER:

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER: 

I've decided to include predicting the results, in the following matches:

DAY 1 : 4 FOURBALLS OR  4 FOURSOMES ( Home Captain Thomas Bjorn, has the choice in what order the format takes, on Day 1). Whatever format he chooses to begin with, you will be asked to predict the results of all 4 matches. But NOT the afternoon session.

DAY 2: Again, you will be asked to predict the results of all 4 matches, in the morning session, whatever format they be, FOURBALLS or FOURSOMES. 

**NB** Please note, these matches start very early in the morning. Your predictions need to be posted on this thread, the night before!! Pairings for DAY 1 are announced at the Opening Ceremony, on the Thursday evening. Pairings for DAY 2, are announced on the Friday evening. I will post up Bookmaker's Odds for DAY 1 and DAY 2, as soon as they become available.

DAY 3: You will be asked to predict the results in all 12 SINGLES matches. We have a bit more leeway with Day 3 matches, as the start times are later. Again, I will post up Bookmaker's Odds, for the 12 SINGLES matches, as soon as they become available.

NB ** If you are thinking of entering, please be aware of getting your predictions, posted up in time. I will give notice of entry deadlines, closer to the start of the Tournament**.

I will now post up a chart for you to copy and paste your selections onto, when details of the above matches, become available.

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️

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RYDER CUP

DAY 1 (MORNING SESSION)

MATCH 1) RESULT:

MATCH 2) RESULT:

MATCH 3) RESULT:

MATCH 4) RESULT:

DAY 2 (MORNING SESSION)

MATCH 1) RESULT:

MATCH 2) RESULT:

MATCH 3) RESULT:

MATCH 4) RESULT:

DAY 3 (FINAL DAY) SINGLES

M1) RESULT:

M2) RESULT:

M3) RESULT:

M4) RESULT:

M5) RESULT:

M6) RESULT:

M7) RESULT:

M8) RESULT:

M9) RESULT:

M10) RESULT:

M11) RESULT:

M12) RESULT:
Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️

 

 

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Listed below are the EUROPEAN and U.S.A. Ryder Cup teams. Just awaiting the 12th member of the U.S.A. team.(TBA Mon. 10th Sept.)

 

EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TEAM 

🇮🇹Francesco Molinari, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Justin Rose,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tyrrell Hatton,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tommy Fleetwood,🇪🇸 Jon Rahm,N.IRE. Rory McIlroy, 🇸🇪Alex Noren, 🇩🇰Thorbjorn Olesen,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ian Poulter,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Paul Casey,🇸🇪 Henrik Stenson and 🇪🇸  Sergio Garcia.

U.S.A. RYDER CUP TEAM

Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bryson De Chambeau plus 1 other (TBA Mon. 10th Sept.)

Latest Bookmaker's Odds: U.S.A 4/5 EUROPE 5/4 DRAW 12/1

I will post up the format and rules for the "Fantasy" Competition, in the next couple of weeks.

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

 

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Bookmaker's have formed markets in the following categories; OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM, TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER, TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER. Please see these markets, below:

OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM

 U.S.A                4/5

EUROPE            5/4

DRAW              12/1

OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM:

Allocated "virtual" stakes for OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM - £10. Please Copy and Paste your prediction, into the GREEN "field", above.

TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER          ODDS

  Rory McILROY                                             5/1

  Justin ROSE                                                 11/2

  Jon RAHM                                                     7/1

  Tommy FLEETWOOD                                  8/1

  Francesco MOLINARI                                  8/1

  Ian POULTER                                                10/1

  Henrik STENSON                                         10/1

  Paul CASEY                                                   12/1

  Sergio GARCIA                                             12/1

  Alex NOREN                                                 14/1

  Tyrrell HATTON                                           25/1

  Thorbjorn OLESEN                                      25/1

               1/4 ODDS A PLACE. 1,2,3.                   

Allocated "virtual" stakes for TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER - £5 WIN or £2.50 Each Way.

You MUST indicate which stake you want!! Please Copy and Paste your prediction, into the BLUE "field, below:

TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER:

TOP USA POINTS SCORER                         ODDS

Dustin JOHNSON                                            5/1

Brooks KOEPKA                                             11/2

Patrick REED                                                    7/1

Jordan SPIETH                                                 7/1

Justin THOMAS                                               7/1

Tiger WOODS                                                  8/1

Bryson DE CHAMBEAU                                10/1

Rickie FOWLER                                              10/1

Phil MICKELSON                                            16/1

Webb SIMPSON                                            20/1

Bubba WATSON                                            20/1

                1/4 ODDS A PLACE. 1,2,3.                    

Allocated "virtual" stakes for TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER - £5 WIN or £2.50 Each Way.

You MUST indicate which stake you want!! Please Copy and Paste your prediction, into the RED "field", below:

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER: 

 

 

 

 

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U.S.A team Captain, Jim Furyk, still has to pick his 12th and final selection, for the U.S.A. team. Xander SCHAUFFELE, is thought to be favourite, ahead of Tony FINAU. As soon as that final place has been confirmed, I will post up that player's Odds, for TOP U.S.A. Points Scorer.

I've decided to include predicting the results, in the following matches:

DAY 1 : 4 FOURBALLS OR  4 FOURSOMES ( Home Captain Thomas Bjorn, has the choice in what order the format takes, on Day 1). Whatever format he chooses to begin with, you will be asked to predict the results of all 4 matches. But NOT the afternoon session.

DAY 2: Again, you will be asked to predict the results of all 4 matches, in the morning session, whatever format they be, FOURBALLS or FOURSOMES. 

**NB** Please note, these matches start very early in the morning. Your predictions need to be posted on this thread, the night before!! Pairings for DAY 1 are announced at the Opening Ceremony, on the Thursday evening. Pairings for DAY 2, are announced on the Friday evening. I will post up Bookmaker's Odds for DAY 1 and DAY 2, as soon as they become available.

DAY 3: You will be asked to predict the results in all 12 SINGLES matches. We have a bit more leeway with Day 3 matches, as the start times are later. Again, I will post up Bookmaker's Odds, for the 12 SINGLES matches, as soon as they become available.

I will post up details of allocated "virtual" stakes for FOURBALLS or FOURSOMES and SINGLES matches, tomorrow.

NB ** If you are thinking of entering, please be aware of getting your predictions, posted up in time. I will give notice of entry deadlines, closer to the start of the Tournament**.

Entries for OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM and TOP POINTS SCORER Categories,  MUST be posted in this thread, no later than, 8 PM on Thursday, 27th September. Thank you.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

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Listed below, are current Bookmaker's Odds for TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER                  ODDS

Dustin JOHNSON                                              9/1

Brooks KOEPKA                                               10/1

Justin THOMAS                                                11/1

Jordan SPIETH                                                  12/1

Justin ROSE                                                       12/1

Patrick REED                                                     12/1

Rory McILROY                                                  12/1

Jon RAHM                                                         14/1

Tiger WOODS                                                   14/1

Bryson DE CHAMBEAU                                  16/1

Francesco MOLINARI                                     16/1

Henrik STENSON                                             16/1

Ian POULTER                                                    16/1

Tommy FLEETWOOD                                      16/1

Rickie FOWLER                                                 20/1

Sergio GARCIA                                                  20/1

Alex NOREN                                                      20/1

Bubba WATSON                                               25/1

Paul CASEY                                                        25/1

Phil MICKELSON                                               25/1

Webb SIMPSON                                               33/1

Tyrrell HATTON                                                40/1

Thorbjorn OLESEN                                           50/1

BLUE = EUROPE

RED = U.S.A.

1/4  ODDS A PLACE. 1,2,3,4,5.

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:

Copy and Paste your selection into the green "field" box above and your "virtual" stake - £4 WIN or £2 EACH WAY.

Allocated "virtual" stakes for this category is £4 WIN or £2 Each Way. You MUST indicate which stake, you want, otherwise you will be placed on WIN, only. 

Entries for OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM and TOP POINTS SCORER Categories,  MUST be posted in this thread, no later than, 8 PM on Thursday, 27th September. Thank you.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

 

 

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Allocated "virtual" stakes for FOURBALLS or FOURSOMES ( Fri.28th/Sat.29th) and SINGLES ( Sun.30th) match results, will be £10.

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

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OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM: U.S.A                4/5

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER: Rickie FOWLER                                                 20/1

TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER: Tommy FLEETWOOD                                  8/1

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER: Rickie FOWLER                                              10/1

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Just seen your entry K/W, thanks. Have decided to include another category, which was always popular, when I was taking bets, on the Ryder Cup. You will need to predict the OVERALL CORRECT SCORE (In Points). See Bookmaker's Odds for that category, below:

OVERALL CORRECT SCORE       ODDS

U.S.A        (15-13)                                  8/1 

EUROPE   (15-13)                                  9/1 

U.S.A.       (14.5-13.5)                           9/1 

EUROPE   (14.5-13.5)                          10/1

U.S.A.       (16-12)                                 10/1

EUROPE   (16-12)                                 11/1

EUROPE   (15.5-12.5)                          12/1

TIE             (14-14)                                 12/1

U.S.A.       (17-11)                                 12/1

EUROPE   (17-11)                                 14/1

U.S.A.       (16.5-11.5)                          14/1

EUROPE   (16.5-11.5)                          16/1

22/1 BAR THESE, OTHERS ON REQUEST.

 

OVERALL CORRECT SCORE:

Please Copy and Paste your prediction into the green "field" box, above.

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

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Allocated "virtual" stake for predicting, OVERALL CORRECT SCORE - £2.

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🎾

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Hi Tom I was having a look at william hill for correct score odds and the one I fancied was 

OVERALL CORRECT SCORE:  United States 15.5-12.5 - 11/1

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1 hour ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Hi Tom I was having a look at william hill for correct score odds and the one I fancied was 

OVERALL CORRECT SCORE:  United States 15.5-12.5 - 11/1

Thanks K/W, missed that one from my list. You're on for a "virtual" stake of £2. 

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

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Once U.S.A. captain Jim Furyk, has announced who will be the 12th member of his team, Bookmaker's will create a price for that player, in the following categories:

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER: 

As soon as those prices become available, I will post them up. KIRKCALDY WEATHER has already selected, RICKIE FOWLER, in both those categories. I'll need to check to see, if the inclusion of the 12th member of the U.S.A. team, changes his selections.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

 

 

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Here are my predictions for the Ryder Cup:

OUTRIGHT WINNING TEAM: U.S.A   4/5

OVERALL CORRECT SCORE: U.S.A. (16-12) 10/1

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:  Jordan SPIETH 12/1  £2. E.W. 

TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER  Francesco MOLINARI  8/1 £2.50 E.W. 

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER:Jordan SPIETH  7/1 £2.50 E.W. 

Not very patriotic, of course but it's a very "hot", U.S.A. team. 

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

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Congratulations to Justin Rose on becoming World No.1, after finishing second to Keegan Bradley, in the BMW International in Philadelphia.

Tony Finau - th?id=OIP.B8EBTnjoU2jnRFfngh2kmAAAAA&pid 

has been named by U.S. Captain, Jim Furyk, as his final "wild-card" selection. This now completes the 12 strong teams of both Europe and the U.S.A.

Will now post up Odds for TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER and TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER, with TONY FINAU, inserted.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

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Listed below are the complete European and U.S.A. teams:

EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TEAM 

🇮🇹Francesco Molinari, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Justin Rose,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tyrrell Hatton,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tommy Fleetwood,🇪🇸 Jon Rahm,N.IRE. Rory McIlroy, 🇸🇪Alex Noren, 🇩🇰Thorbjorn Olesen,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ian Poulter,🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Paul Casey,🇸🇪 Henrik Stenson and 🇪🇸  Sergio Garcia.

U.S.A. RYDER CUP TEAM

Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bryson De Chambeau and Tony Finau.

Listed below, are Odds for TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER and TOP U.S.A POINTS SCORER, with Tony FINAU, inserted:

 

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER                  ODDS

Dustin JOHNSON                                              9/1

Brooks KOEPKA                                               10/1

Justin THOMAS                                                11/1

Jordan SPIETH                                                  12/1

Justin ROSE                                                       12/1

Patrick REED                                                     12/1

Rory McILROY                                                  12/1

Jon RAHM                                                         14/1

Tiger WOODS                                                   14/1

Bryson DE CHAMBEAU                                  16/1

Francesco MOLINARI                                     16/1

Francesco MOLINARI                                     16/1 

Henrik STENSON                                             16/1

Ian POULTER                                                    16/1

Tommy FLEETWOOD                                      16/1

Rickie FOWLER                                                 20/1

Sergio GARCIA                                                  20/1

Alex NOREN                                                      20/1

Bubba WATSON                                               25/1

Paul CASEY                                                        25/1

Phil MICKELSON                                               25/1

Tony FINAU                                                    33/1

Webb SIMPSON                                               33/1

Tyrrell HATTON                                                40/1

Thorbjorn OLESEN                                           50/1

                            1/4  ODDS A PLACE. 1,2,3,4,5. 

TOP USA POINTS SCORER                         ODDS

Dustin JOHNSON                                            5/1

Brooks KOEPKA                                             11/2

Patrick REED                                                    7/1

Jordan SPIETH                                                 7/1

Justin THOMAS                                               7/1

Tiger WOODS                                                  8/1

Bryson DE CHAMBEAU                                10/1

Rickie FOWLER                                              10/1

Phil MICKELSON                                            16/1

Webb SIMPSON                                            20/1

Bubba WATSON                                            20/1

Tony FINAU                                                  22/1

                1/4 ODDS A PLACE. 1,2,3.                   

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TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:  Jordan SPIETH 12/1  £2. E.W. 

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER:Jordan SPIETH  7/1 £2.50 E.W. 

Have decided to change my mind, in the above two categories and go with Ryder Cup "Rookie", Tony FINAU, probably not very wise but we shall see!! :whistling:

 

 

TOP OVERALL POINTS SCORER:Tony FINAU  33/1

TOP U.S.A. POINTS SCORER:Tony FINAU  22/1 

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

 

 

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Two last categories, TOP WILDCARDS, for both teams. Allocated "virtual" stakes in these categories - £4.

 TOP EUROPEAN WILDCARD

                                                    ODDS

Henrik STENSON                          9/4

Ian POULTER                                 5/2

Paul CASEY                                  11/4

Sergio GARCIA                            11/4

                 WIN ONLY                           

                          

  TOP U.S.A. WILDCARD       

                                                     ODDS

Tiger WOODS                                7/4

Bryson DE CHAMBEAU                9/4

Phil MICKELSON                            3/1

Tony FINAU                                    4/1      

                  WIN ONLY                          

Copy and Paste your predictions, into the boxes provided below:

 TOP EUROPEAN WILDCARD:

  TOP U.S.A. WILDCARD: 

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Here are my predictions, for the WILDCARD categories: 

 TOP EUROPEAN WILDCARD: Paul CASEY  11/4.

  TOP U.S.A. WILDCARD: Tony FINAU  4/1. 

Regards,

Tom. :hi:🏌️‍♂️⛳

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TOP EUROPEAN WILDCARD   Ian POULTER                                 5/2

 TOP U.S.A. WILDCARD Tony FINAU                                    4/1

 

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