captain's pick

captain's pick

n
(General Sporting Terms) sport (esp in golf)the selection by a team's captain of a player for that team, often a player who has not met criteria for automatic selection
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I was a captain's pick and I would have liked to have performed well for him, but we sat down and chatted about it.
Stephen Gallacher The Scot missed out on automatic qualification by just one shot when he finished third at the Italian Open, but did enough to warrant a captain's pick.
And having missed the cut their on Friday, two previous Cup stalwarts Ian Poulter and Luke Donald now know they will have to rely on a captain's pick for Scotland.
Mickelson said that he is confident that he will get on the team by himself, and won't require that captain's pick.
The remaining spots in the European side will be taken from the leading four available players from the Official World Golf Ranking on February 3, 2014, the playing captain and one captain's pick by Jimenez.
Wie, a high-profile captain's pick, picked up two points over the week but it never looked like being enough to keep her team in the 13th version of the biennial competition.
The 24-year-old Swede ruled the course over the three days of the tournament and showed that Liselotte Neumann was right to make her countrywoman a captain's pick.
As sure enough Garcia's win pushed him outside of the top 10 and needing a captain's pick.
1 Martin Kaymer suddenly in need of a captain's pick.
But despite featuring in the past six Ryder Cup matches, Harrington is extremely unlikely to be handed a captain's pick for Medinah if he fails to qualify automatically.
A captain's pick from Colin Montgomerie is the only way Wales will be represented on home soil at Celtic Manor in October now.
Paddy Power makeWoods just 5-4 to miss out on the Ryder Cup altogether, which looks on the short side, and their 5-2 about him being a captain's pick must represent a touch of value.