At the end of 2016, incoming European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn made it clear that there were going to be changes to the way players qualified for the European team ahead of the 2018 matches in France. The main reason for this wasn’t so much that the Europeans were just soundly beaten by six points at the hands of the Americans, but more that Team Europe didn’t give themselves the best possible chance to compete with the way the qualification rules had been drawn up.
In case you didn’t realize it, the golf world had a pretty incredible year in 2016. It’ll be difficult to top it in 2017, but the good news is that there are plenty of intriguing players and storylines to follow over the next twelve months, and it all starts this week as the PGA Tour heads to Kapalua for the Tournament of Champions. So, what can we expect? I’ve answered some questions, discussed major storylines to follow and made some predictions below.