"I have to be firm about it and say that people who play more in Europe will have a better chance of getting into the team."
He named Ireland's Padraig Harington and England's Lee Westwood among the men whose transatlantic form was causing him concern.
"They have to start making a move," he said. "We are a European team. There's a lot of money to make in America but they have to make the choice of trying to make it on world points or the European order of merit. If they are playing here, they are getting both."
In large measure, the popularity which the game of golf will enjoy in the future depends on the quality of the courses we provide for the players of the future. A great majority of the players, then as now, will be “average players.” Our courses must be built for them as well as for the “scratch man.” BOBBY JONES