Will Sergio Garcia Be The Most High Profile Ryder Cup Casualty?

With competition for places in the European team extremely fierce, it looks increasingly likely that Sergio Garcia will be the most high profile name to miss out on the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Although Garcia has been an integral part of European teams since 1999, he has seen his recent form slump, earning only one top ten finish in the 12 events he has played this year. This slump in form has left Garcia requiring a dramatic surge in form to give credence to his claim that he deserves a place in the European Ryder Cup team.

With Garcia currently occupying a lowly 19th in the European Ryder Cup Points List, and only one month to bet on US PGA 2010 events remaining until the team is announced, he is almost certain to be reliant upon receiving one of three wild card picks from team captain Colin Montgomerie.

Whilst Garcia seems to be the most high profile European player preparing to miss out on a place in the 2010 renewal, the US team may well be without current world number one Tiger Woods. With Tiger having endured a difficult season following embarrassing revelations, as well as a recent neck injury, he has seen his ranking slip to 7th in the US qualification rankings list.

Despite both of these heavyweights potentially missing out on what is widely considered to be golf’s most high profile event, interest in the tournament remains strong, with UK broadcaster Sky looking to use the event to launch its new channel, Sky 3D.

In spite of Garcia’s likely absence, the European Team remain strong favourites with Ryder Cup betting to regain the trophy they lost in 2008, with Montogomerie declaring his confidence that his team can be successful when it counts in Wales.

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