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Tom Watson's trimming not enough

Updated: March 20, 2013, 2:24 PM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

Tom Watson didn't go far enough in his pull-back of the Ryder Cup captain's at-large picks from four to three. The move still gives the captain considerable and overreaching powers.

The team should be put together entirely from the standings. That would be the most meritocratic way of doing it. But then this would severely limit the authority of the captain. Beyond picking out the team wardrobe, the captain's responsibilities wouldn't really begin until the start of the matches.

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