The race to reach the Ryder Cup is always fiercely contested, and for those who miss it, there’s still a buffer for Captain’s picks.
However, there are only 12 golfers making lineups in both the United States and Europe, and there are inevitably big names that are not noticed.
This year’s Ryder Cup is no exception, with some notable absentees as they ran through the two teams prior to the September 24-26 tournament.
Nodded players include Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter from Europe, Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger from the United States, but here Captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington look elsewhere. Let’s take a look at the 6 players who missed afterwards.
Woods has long been expected to miss this year’s Ryder Cup since the terrible car accident in March.
Formerly the No. 1 in the world, he was hospitalized for nearly a month after suffering serious injuries to his feet, ankles and feet and undergoing surgery for a fracture.
It turns out that he was driving nearly twice the speed limit of 45mph. Police said there was no evidence that he was under the influence of drinks or drugs at the time of the crash.
When he announced his USA team earlier this month, Stricker confirmed that Woods was “successful,” but he wouldn’t be able to join as a player or deputy captain.
“I talked a lot with Tiger,” Stricker told SiriusXM. “He’s a member of this Ryder Cup family. I can’t be a captain’s assistant just because I’m rehabilitating this time, so I’m trying to get well and start playing golf again, but it’s going well. He’s progressing, he’s doing well, and things are going in the right direction. “
Rose has played in five of the last six Ryder Cups, but couldn’t put him high enough on the European or World Point list, as Harrington gave him Shane Lowry, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter. , Eventually overlooked in a “tight” call. Recommended by the captain.
“Who he played, Shane Lowry’s consistency, and what Ian and Sergio had done over the years, someone had to lose,” Harrington said. Sky sports..
“It’s really as close as that. If you’re not on your way, it’s a difficult place. It could have been JR easily, it could have been Alex Noren, it was very tight. Team Passion has been Sergio and Ian for years. Shane’s consistency under pressure, that’s what we did. “
Harrington describes Rose’s recent sixth finish at the BMW PGA Championship:
Molinari, a prominent player in 2018, scored 5 points in one Ryder Cup for the first time in Europe, and after scoring 4 out of 4 points in the “ Moriwood” pair with Tommy Fleetwood, with Phil Mickelson I won the single match.