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Ian Woosnam questions Paul McGinley decision over vice-captains

Ian Woosnam has questioned Paul McGinley's decision to appoint five vice-captains for Team Europe's Ryder Cup campaign.

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McGinley has called on Sam Torrance, Des Smyth, Jose Maria Olazabal, Padraig Harrington and Miguel-Angel Jimenez to aid him as Europe aim to defend their title at Gleneagles later this month.

Traditionally, skippers have no more than four vice-captains and Woosnam, who led the team to a resounding nine-point win in 2006, has his doubts over McGinley's call to buck the trend.

"I honestly thought he was going to go for four vice-captains," he said.

"It took me a little bit by surprise when he went for five. I guess he's trying to get a little bit of advice from everybody but sometimes you can get too much advice.

"At the end of the day he's the one who has got to make the decisions.

"Is it a sign of weakness having that many? It does seem a lot. Maybe he's trying to get as much experience as he possibly can, I don't really know.

"He might need a bigger team room, he might as well have 12 vice-captains, one for each player."

McGinley announced his wildcard picks at the beginning of September, with Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter getting the nod.

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