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Ogilvy questions Woods over Bradley at Prez Cup
Australian player Geoff Ogilvy spice is being added to an already bubbling pot that is next month’s Presidents Cup.

Just days after his International team captain Greg Norman criticized Fred Couples for choosing Tiger Woods for the event, Ogilvy has also waded in with his opinion in on the U.S. team captain’s pick.

''You can't ever say that picking Tiger Woods is a bad selection, but it’s just the way he picked him.'' Ogilvy said.

''I don't agree [with the way he picked him], announcing it months early, basically telling the guys who are on the fringe of the U.S. team there's really only going to be one pick.

''Keegan Bradley is the obvious one. He's won two tournaments this year, one of them being a major, and he hasn't made the team, which is astonishing really that you can do that in a year and not make the team.

''I'm not going to stand up and say Tiger is a horrible pick, but I'm going to say it's very disappointing that Keegan Bradley doesn't get to play. That's where I'm at with it.''

Couples added Woods and FedEx Cup winner Bill Haas, son of his vice-captain Jay Haas, to the 10 automatic picks, leaving PGA Championship winner and recent Grand Slam victor Bradley out in the cold.

While Bradley still has a shot at taking part in the event in Australia, if Steve Stricker cannot overcome a herniated disk in his neck, Couples was quick to defend his controversial decision.

''The truth is, Tiger Woods is the greatest or the second-greatest player to ever play, and he's going to be down in Australia, and I hope he plays up to his capabilities,'' Couples said. ''But I think Tiger is used to getting picked on, and it's irrelevant to me.''

Woods aside, Ogilvy believes that home advantage – Royal Melbourne, the scene of the International team’s only Presidents Cup victory in 1998 – could prove the difference-maker.

''It's a pretty big advantage,'' he said. ''You wouldn't consider it one of the most difficult golf courses in the world anymore, but it's definitely a golf course that rewards local knowledge.''


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