I've always thought the lineup thing was overblown, except for 1999 when we truly had the better team and the idea worked out. Really though, I'm not sure if it was the lineup or something else (fate, the ghost of Ouimet?)
I never really understood the Furyk or Stricker picks. I assume Stricker was picked because of he has been the only decent partner with Eldrick. Hindsight being what it is though that pick looks really bad. I would have never picked Furyk for the same reason AND his performance in the U.S. Open this year and some other choke jobs he's pulled.
I'm sure Tiger wanted Stricker. And Re Furyk, I'm sure that DLIII felt that he had to add more experience to his team. So now we've learned that that idea is fatally flawed. It's probably better to send a total novice out there than a veteran with a poor record and lots of scar tissue. Hate to say it, but they might be damaged goods to some degree.