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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 August 2006, 20:41 GMT 21:41 UK
Lehman struggles with team choice
Tom Lehman
Lehman is unsure over his US Ryder Cup team selections
US Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman says he has no idea which two players he will pick for next month's competition.

Ten of the 12 places are decided by the Ryder Cup points list, with Lehman choosing the final pair.

"I don't have the first clue who I'm going to pick. I don't want to sound like I'm clueless," said Lehman ahead of this week's USPGA tournament.

"There are four, five, six players who could fit. I just don't know which two are the ones."

The final major of the season in Chicago is also the final event of the two-year race for places in the side Lehman will take to the K Club in Ireland.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Chad Campbell and David Toms have clinched their spots in the Ryder Cup list.

Open runner-up Chris DiMarco and Vaughn Taylor are likely to join then, with JJ Henry, Zach Johnson and Brett Wetterich currently occupying positions eight to 10.

The two big names in the top 20, but not in the top 10, are Davis Love and Fred Couples, who have 11 Ryder Cup caps between them.

Speaking of Love's chances of making the team, Lehman said: "He is a leader and people look to him, but he needs a good tournament in Chicago. No doubt about it."

Before play starts in Chicago on Thursday, Lehman will speak at a service outside the clubhouse in memory of Heather Clarke.

Darren Clarke's wife died from cancer on Sunday morning and her funeral will be taking place at the same time.



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