United States Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin announced his four wild-card picks on Monday, choosing Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods.
The most notable of the four, of course, is Woods, a 14-time major champion and the No. 1 ranked player in the world. Woods missed the start of the 2010 PGA Tour season as he took a break from the sport following controversy surrounding his martial infidelity. Woods returned for The Masters, where he finished fourth. He also posted a top five in the US Open, which remain his only top 10 finishes in 2010 to date. He has played better of late, however, finishing 12th and 11th the last two weeks.
Woods has played in five Ryder Cups with a career mark of 10-13-2.
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Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show, PGA golfer Brad Faxon said that he expects Tiger Woods to be part of the United States Ryder Cup team when the group is announced by U.S. captain Corey Pavin Tuesday. "There's no way you can leave him off the team," said Faxon, who also identified J.B. Holmes, Zach Johnson, and Stewart Cink as the golfers he believes Pavin will choose to round out the team.
"I like the guy who is playing the best golf, and it's not clear-cut right now," Faxon said. "This is a tough choice because we need guys who are playing well, badly."
Faxon also explained that he doesn't believe Faxon's picks will be formed by outside influences. "First of all, I don't think NBC and Corey are talking. It's his sole decision," he said. "The PGA of America doesn't have any input in his decision, nor does NBC."
Pavin's selections are...
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Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.
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ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
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Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
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