Brandel, Frank And Nick Cast Their Ryder Cup Votes

The Golf Channel trio spoke on a conference call about the upcoming final Team USA pick and pondered the Bubba Watson situation. With each day to consider the options, this is shaping up to be an controversial omission given his world ranking and patriotic goodwill, as I noted on Golf Central.

Mark Lamport-Stokes reports that Faldo would still give the edge to Watson, while Brandel and Frank are on the Ryan Moore bandwagon.

"Ryan Moore? Wow, that man can putt. The Ryder Cup, as we know ... you've got to keep knocking in those four, eight, 10-footers or whatever."

For fellow Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, Watson's biggest vulnerability is his putting.

"Statistically, Bubba would be the worst putter on the team," said Chamblee. "He's almost the worst putter on the PGA Tour. I couldn't imagine making that pick.

"I would go more with a Ryan Moore, who's got a wonderful history in match play. Or I would look towards youth and power and form in a Daniel Berger.

"I really wouldn't be looking anywhere else besides those two players unless something pretty surprising happened at the Tour Championship."