JMO... but Phil and Tiger both were probably picked because this is likely their final opportunities as players on the RC team.
The FedEx Cup playoffs haven't helped things. They can't turn away the opportunity to pocket $10 million, but by the time a lot of these players show up for the Ryder - they're already burned out, especially if they grind out each of the playoff events.
Yet they show up the week of the RC, make the necessary photo ops and interviews, smile and say the right things. They don't let on that they're tired and burned out. But several of them are, especially the older guys who we sometimes question why they were selected to be on the team to begin with.
Nevertheless, I hope they do well.