I am indebted to Maudie Watson, ladies captain at Andover Golf Club, who drew my attention to my omission of Tyrell Hatton in my list of European Ryder Cup contenders.
Another key golfer wrote himself in for the automatic section consideration when Alex Levy won the Trophee Hassan in Morocco. Levy now in the top 50 goes this week to China to defend his China Open title. His course know-how and cheerful personality will be great assets to the European team.
Andy Sullivan, whom I also backed for a top 5 finish, too looks a good bet for the team.
The relatively unknown Andrew Landry won this one and my fancy Texan Jimmy Walker again made a top 5 finish doing his chances of Ryder selection no harm.
We have still 3 Majors to go before the Ryder Cup at the National in Paris. Andrew Landry was a surprise winner at 200-1 and the winner before him Sotoshi Kodeira 400-1 so the careful punter is more likely to find tasty each-ways. This week the Zurich is a pairs competition and just to show cricket is the only sport prepared to change format there is a sixes two day event at St Albans.