Colin Montgomerie recommends Ryder Cup changes
After only having won the Ryder Cup less than a week ago, European captain Colin Montgomerie has spoken of changes he would like to see made to the competition, regarding the way Europe will be able to select its team in 2012.
The European side won the Ryder Cup by a nail-biting score of 14 ½ – 13 ½, with Graeme McDowell managing to hold his nerve to secure victory for his team.
It now seems as if Montgomerie has had some time to reflect upon those talented players who he was forced to leave out of the tournament and Celtic Manor, players such as Paul Casey and Justin Rose.
He described the omission of the Casey and Rose as “the worst day of my professional career” and later added: "We have to devise a system of getting top players like that into the European team.”
Currently, the only options available to Europe's captains are the ability to select three wildcard players, while the rest of the team is made up of players courtesy of the world ranking points and PGA Tour list, meaning that top players can be overlooked.
The Scot has acknowledged that any change will come too late to help him, but he wants to spare any future captains the hard decisions that he was forced to make.
"I don't want any future captain to have to go through what I went through on that awful evening in Gleneagles," said Montgomerie.
"We have to devise a system of getting top players like that into the European team."
Meanwhile, the Ryder Cup saw a glimmer of form return to world number one Tiger Woods.
Sporting Bet, Victor Chandler and William Hill currently offer 7/4 odds that Woods will continue to regain his form and go on to win a major in 2011.