Kaymer not yet a cert – Monty

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Colin Montgomerie has denied that he said that Martin Kaymer is already in Europe’s Ryder Cup team.

Colin Montgomerie has denied that he said that Martin Kaymer is already in Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
Monty claimed on Thursday that his correct quote had been “lost in translation” after a German newspaper quoted him as saying that Martin Kaymer was “already in the team” for Celtic Manor in October.
Kaymer, 11th in the world, is sixth in the Ryder Cup standings and by no means certain of an automatic place with more than two months in the race still to run.
Montgomerie explained: “Martin is in the team as it stands – but there are no guarantees. What I said yesterday was lost in translation somewhere.”
Nine players will qualify automatically at the end of August with the Scot adding three wild cards.
Padraig Harrington, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Ross Fisher and Robert Karlsson are among the players currently in need of a pick, so if Kaymer was to drop out of the top nine he would face stiff competition.

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