Seve wants four-day Ryder Cup

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Seve Ballesteros has called for the Ryder Cup to be extended from its current three-day format to four.

Seve Ballesteros has called for the Ryder Cup to be extended from its current three-day format to four.

And in another change from tradition, the Spaniard would like to see every member of both teams playing on the opening day of the event.

The 53-year-old, who is recovering after four operations since being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in late 2008, is confident the changes would be embraced.

“Everything in life can improve and sometimes changes can be beneficial,” said Ballesteros, who played in eight Ryder Cup matches against the States.

“The event could go to four competition days. I think this would be good for everyone. From the players’ point of view because being at a venue from the Monday and waiting four days to play is very long.

“For the audience it is also very good because they see more golf, and also for the sponsors and television. I think that would be a positive change.

“And I think a format where all the players play from the first day would be something very good. You could copy the Seve Trophy and the Royal Trophy.”

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