Colin Montgomerie frustrated with Ryder Cup legends
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The great legends of golf: Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, and Lee Westwood will not have the chance to play in the Ryder Cup, all because of their decision to join LIV Golf. All three are disappointed and did not expect such an outcome.
However, many find it funny and believe that everyone knew the consequences of their decisions. Colin Montgomerie is one of those who decided to comment on the whole situation: "Well right now, it’s not feasible legally for them,"-Colin told Golfweek, as quoted by golfmonthly.com "They’ve got to resign the memberships now or pay a heavy fine.
So you got to be a member of the tour to be a Ryder Cup captain. They knew the consequences of joining in the first place, they knew that this might take place depending on what went on in the courts. And it favored the European Tour so it’s gone against them that way."
Colin Montgomerie talks about the consequences
Colin Montgomerie is frustrated with the statements of this trio, in which they emphasized that they are disappointed with the decision.
It has long been emphasized that going to LIV Golf entails consequences. Now it has come to pay. "They knew the consequences – money against legacy, in many ways and they chose the former and hey, good luck to them but you can’t have it both ways.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too. You can’t expect to do that and then lobby Ryder Cup captain this week and I’ll go to LIV the next week. It doesn’t work that way. You know you pay your penalties.
It is a shame we’ve lost a few good captains in Henrik, Westwood, Graeme McDowell, probably, you know, but at the same time, there’s more opportunity for others to take their place." This trio can still be satisfied with their careers so far.