Nick Faldo: "Liv players excluded from Ryder"

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Nick Faldo: "Liv players excluded from Ryder"

"Those who chose the Arab Super League must be excluded from the Ryder Cup." This is Nick Faldo's opinion on the controversy that has been dividing the "green" world for months now. The Englishman, who played eleven times in the Ryder Cup between 1977 and 1997 - scoring 25 points - and led the Europe team in 2008 against the USA, has no doubts.

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Those players from the Old Continent who have left the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour for LIV Golf, from Lee Westwood to Ian Poulter, from Sergio Garcia to Graeme McDowell, "should not participate in the Ryder Cup in Rome", he says in an interview at Sky Sports UK.

"Moreover - he adds - they are not even very young anymore and team Europe needs to find a new generation of 25-year-olds able to participate as protagonists in the Ryder Cup. As for the Super League, we are talking about a closed tour, which has given big money to 48 players and is doing nothing to grow golf." Nick Faldo achieved a total of 30 victories on the European Tour, earning first place on the Order of Merit in the 1983 and 1992 seasons.

He spent 97 weeks at the top of the world golf rankings from 1990 to 1994. He was a three-time winner of the Augusta Masters in 1989, 1990, and 1996, and a three-time winner of the British Open in 1987, 1990, and 1992. He also had three second-place finishes, three third-place finishes, and a total of 18 top-five finishes at major tournaments.

His major victories also include two at the 1989 and 1992 World Match Play Championships, four at the 1978, 1980, 1981 and 1989 British PGA Championships, and one at the 1988 Volvo Masters. On his day he was the youngest participant to play a Ryder Cup at the age of 20 and is the golfer with the most participations (eleven).

He helped the European team win the 1995 and 1997 editions. He is the second player with the most points scored for the European team, collecting 25 points in 46 games, and is also one of the players who has lost the most games in this competition.

In 2008 he captained the European Ryder Cup team, having the dubious honor of being the only captain who has not won the competition so far this century. After his retirement, Faldo has worked as a golf commentator for the American Broadcasting Company television networks from 2004 to 2006, and then on CBS and Golf Channel from 2007. He has also been a commentator on the British Open on the BBC British networks. and Sky Sports.

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