Ryder Cup, Jon Rahm: "Politics interfered"

“Once again I am talking about history. I think the presence of a Spanish couple is deeply linked to the roots of the Ryder Cup"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Ryder Cup, Jon Rahm: "Politics interfered"

Besides being one of the best players in the world, Job Rahm is an extremely intelligent person. As I have already said, when the Spaniard expresses his thoughts about him, he is far from any form of partisanship, a not so common gift currently in the world of professional golf.

During the interviews on the sidelines of the Memorial Tournament, taking place at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, Rahm touched on the delicate topic of absences in Team Europe. In particular, he expressed his disappointment at the end of his undefeated partnership with Sergio Garcia.

Jon Rahm, statements

“I will miss him,” Rahm said “We were a formidable pair in Whistling Straits” “Once again I am talking about history. I think the presence of a Spanish couple is deeply linked to the roots of the Ryder Cup." “Think of what Seve and Ollie have been able to accomplish through their partnership” “So, I find it sad that politics interfered with such a magnificent event” “It's about the best European players versus the best US players, full stop” “And whatever happens, who is playing in the LIV and who isn't is a fact that shouldn't be relevant, in my opinion (Scottie Scheffler thinks so too, NDR)” “It is about who is best suited to represent Europe” "And I find it hard to think that the best player Europe has ever fielded, the most successful, cannot be part of the team." But, despite the disappointment, Jon Rahm is confident in the possibility that some other Spanish player could take the field in Rome.

Adrian Otaegui, Jorge Campillo and the fresh winner of the KLM Open, Pablo Larrazabal, could have their say at the right time. "I want to be confident, there are a couple of Spanish guys who are playing very well right now, and I hope they can be part of the squad with me."

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