Ian Woosnam backed Europe captain Paul McGinley's decision to overlook former world number one Luke Donald for the Ryder Cup.
McGinley chose Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher with his captain's picks for the event, which starts on September 26.
Former Ryder Cup captain Woosnam said McGinley had made the right choices.
"It doesn't matter how many players were there or who you are going to pick. It matters that he has got it right," he said.
"We said before he has gone for Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood. They are three solid players.
"Stephen Gallacher deserves to be in, he has been right on the mark and was number 10 [in the points list] and only because of one shot he missed out.
"He is playing in good form and is close to it and will be a great addition to the team."
Europe have won five of the past six Ryder Cups, and Woosnam said the tournament had the ability to bring the most out of players.
"I think everybody has got pressure on themselves, it all depends on the pressure you build on yourself," he said.
"If you build the Ryder Cup as the last of all thing you will have that passion and that is when you really do find out how good a golfer you are sometimes."