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“Lee Westwood believes Bubba Watson's stark omission from America's Ryder Cup team boils down to US captain Davis Love not considering him a team player,” Derek Lawrenson of the Daily Mail writes here.
“You hear Davis talk about chemistry and how players are going to be in a team setting, so when he leaves out someone ranked so highly it does seem like it’s because the captain can’t see where he fits in, with regard to pairings and stuff like that,” Westwood said.
Bryan Brothers, more than a novelty act
The Bryan Brothers, as far as most knew, were nothing more than a novelty act, trick-shot artists “whose videos have been viewed millions of times on YouTube,” Sean Martin of PGATour.com writes. They are much more than that, as Martin notes in this long-form profile of George and Wesley Bryan.
“Wesley’s most impressive trick wasn’t made for social media, though. He performed it on the Web.com Tour. Wesley, 26, had never competed in a PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament before 2016. He needed just 13 starts as a Web.com Tour rookie to win three times and earn an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour,” Martin writes.
George, meanwhile, a three-time All-American at South Carolina, has been caddying for Wesley while also retaining his own playing aspirations.