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Europe Tweaks Ryder Cup Criteria, Adds Wildcard Pick

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 17

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn "will have four wildcard picks for his team" in '18, according to the BBC. The increase from three is "among several changes the European Tour has made to its qualifying criteria" for the event at Le Golf National in France. Tournaments in the latter ha...

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