Published on : 09/12/2021 – 22:26Modified : 09/12/2021 – 10:24 PM
Spaniard Sergio Garcia, Irishman Shane Lowry and Englishman Ian Poulter have been chosen by European Ryder Cup team captain Padraig Harrington on Sunday for the Ryder Cup within the United States from 24 to September 26.
They be part of the Austrian Bern Wiesberger, the Spaniard John Rahm, the English Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tommy Fleetwood, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and the Norwegian Viktor Hovland who had already secured their participation.
The massive one left behind is the Briton Justin Rose, who wanted a “wild card” to be part of the team.
No miracle both for the Frenchman Victor Perez, lengthy within the race for a direct qualification within the team, earlier than declining in latest months.
Perez might nonetheless snatch the final ticket if he had completed on the rostrum of the PGA Championship which was held in Wentworth (England) however he couldn’t do higher than forty ninth.
To justify his selections, Harrington notably highlighted the expertise of Garcia.
“He’s a leader. He loves the + match play + (game between two players or two teams). He can do the job and he has scored the most points in the Ryder Cup (25.5 in 9 participations) and I hope he adds a few more this time. “
It might be Lowry’s first Ryder Cup, however Harrington has proven his confidence in his compatriot.
“Nobody thinks of him as a beginner. He is a great champion,” he mentioned of the winner of the British Open in 2019.
As for Poulter, who might be within the seventh version, “he is undefeated in singles. He is raising his level, he is raising the level of his partners, he is raising the level of the team. He has played very well all year” , famous Harrington.
The Ryder Cup, which was due to happen in 2020 however had been postponed due to the Covid pandemic, is at the moment held by Europe, which had largely dominated the United States 17.5 to 10.5, in France.
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