Donald’s Absence In Ryder Cup Disappoints Garcia

Sergio Garcia is extremely disappointed with Luke Donald’s absence in Euro Ryder cup this year. He has been public about his disappointment about not having Luke as his partner in the championship.

Sergio has won maximum matches with Luke in comparison to any of the Ryder Cup mates. They’re 5-1 while paired together in the fourballs & foursomes.

Paul McGinley’s decision to leave out Luke for the 2014 Ryder has raised questions from many quarters give Donald’s recent fantastic form. The Euro Ryder Cup skipper’s decision has undoubtedly hurt Donald as well.

“I am obviously disappointed with the absence of Donald on the squad”, remarked Garcia. “He is a great friend & one among my best partners. There were just 3 picks & there were more probably 5-6 players who had the potential to be here on the squad.”

The 3 captains picked by McGinley are Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter.

The Europeans haven’t lost out on any Ryder Cup championship with Luke on the squad. He aided the 2004, 2006, 2010 & 2012 squads beat the Americans. Luke was injured & missed out the 2008 season and that’s the year when the Europeans lost out to Americans in Valhalla. Luke dons a ten-four-one Ryder record & is three-one in the single. The man beat Watson (Bubba) in leadoff singles game at Medinah 2 years back which marked the epic Sunday revival for Europe.

“I had a talk with Donald & he was naturally disappointed”, Garcia continued. “However he obviously does understand that when you are not making the squad yourself & have to depend on captain for the pick, you can’t ever be sure about what can come through. Unfortunately, if Luke had played little better in last 2-3 weeks, it would probably have been a different scenario.”