BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – United States Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger met with the media covering the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich. this morning to discuss the eight members of the team. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Azinger will announce his four captain’s picks for the United States Ryder Cup team. Azinger was asked the following question about next week’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield country Club:
Q. Given that next week is one where a lot of guys skip because of the way the schedule is, if a guy is on the bubble, are you going to be disappointed if he doesn’t play?
CAPTAIN PAUL AZINGER: If a guy doesn’t play, I understand. If they want to make the team, I hope they play. Next week counts. There’s a lot of money there. I understand, there’s a lot, they played in several events leading into this event and a week off would probably make sense for a lot of these guys, which is one less week that they can do it. So there’s a week off before the Matches, so they have that going for them if they want to think that way. But it doesn’t matter to me when they play or where they play. I’m going to look at who is hot. If somebody wins Greensboro, he’s going to get a really good look from me; when somebody wins Greensboro.
The full transcript of Azinger’s comments is available at www.asapsports.com.
The 2008 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-17 in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available online at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, AIG, BB&T Cadillac, Harris Teeter, and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.