Will Cink and Verplank make a difference?

Updated: August 21, 2006, 3:08 PM ET
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

MEDINAH, Ill. -- Tom Lehman was caught in a conundrum. With a Ryder Cup roster that has four international team rookies, he needed to use his two captain's picks on experienced veterans. Then again, with a handful of long-bombing, risk-reward types on the squad, Lehman also was seeking accurate players with strong short games.

In selecting Stewart Cink and Scott Verplank as those two wild-card picks on Monday, Lehman satisfied both criteria. By all accounts, the captain made a pair of ...

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