Let The Captains Select Their Entire Team
Skippers on both sides are glorified in victory and vilified in defeat. Sure, they matter -- sometimes a great deal -- but their impact is often overstated. There is a simple but profound way, though, to alter the captain's role and make him a much more critical factor.
If you think there is a lot of chatter about the respective four and two wild-card picks currently available to the captains of the United States and Europe, imagine if each leader selected all 12 of his players. Such a system would be a huge responsibility for the captains, rewarding their instincts for team chemistry, and a fascinating prelude to the matches for fans. Well before a flag is raised or a national anthem played, captains would truly matter.Getty Images