Corey's pick cheapens the Ryder Cup and slaps the face of those who hold character and honor as being the mortar that bonds the game of golf together. What possible asset does Tiger bring to the Ryder Cup other than playing the equivalent roll of a two headed cow at a state fair used to attract customers. The "T" in Tiger certainly does not imply "team".
Perhaps Corey is banking on Tigers aura of intimidation as the asset he brings to the team. If Tiger still emits an aura, its reach is no longer than the length of his putter. Was Corey was under tremendous pressure from those who stand to profit from the commercial side of The Ryder Cup and he caved?
In my view the answer is an obvious yes.