Luke Donald on the absence of important players at the Ryder Cup: It's a shame
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 337
Considering that he will no longer be able to count on Poulter, Garcia, and Westwood in his team for the European Championship, Luke Donald will have a difficult task ahead of him. Due to the fact that they are one of the best players in the world, he will have to find the right solution.
There is no doubt that he is disappointed, but at the same time he is aware that he must accept such a reality no matter what. "It's sad we've got to this point but this was always a possibility," Donald said to BBC Sport, as quoted by golfmonthly.com "I played with all three and they've been stalwarts of, and given a lot to, both the Ryder Cup and European Tour.
It is a shame. They've got a lot of history when it comes to the Ryder Cup. Ultimately this is their choice and I wish them well. They feel like this was the best choice for them and now I've got choices to make that are best for me."
Luke Donald shares his opinion
He has an interesting task left: to put together a team that will be able to match the opponent.
There are many quality players available, and Donald will think carefully about who to choose. "I have a little more clarity now," Donald said. “This does give me clarity for the next five months. I know they're not an option to play in, or be any part of my team." Lee Westwood made a big mark on the Ryder Cup and was visibly disappointed after it all.
“I wouldn’t change those years for the world and feel I made a contribution to the tour. I’m not great on stats but I must have played something like 600 events, won more than 20 titles, and three Order of Merits.
So no, I never would have believed it had ended like this and there has to be a bit of sadness, of course”.