Ryder Cup captain McGinley opts for three wild cards

Ryder Cup captain McGinley opts for three wild cards

Europe captain Paul McGinley has announced he will have three wild cards for next year’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

His predecessor Jose Maria Olazabal had just two selections to make for the 2012 match against the United States at Medinah, when he selected Nicolas Colsaerts and Ian Poulter.

However McGinley will be given more of an opportunity to tailor his side with the addition of the third wild card, which means nine automatic qualifying places will be available for the 12-man team, four via the European Tour points list and five from the world points list.

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