Graeme McDowell has a great history in the Ryder Cup behind him. This great golfer had the opportunity to participate in this competition four times. However, by joining LIV Golf, he lost the chance to perform this year. Writing for the Telegraph column, McDowell emphasized that he was aware of the consequences of his decision.
However, there remains hope that the problem will be resolved in the coming period and that LIV Golfers will have the same rights as others. "Representing Europe in the Ryder Cup – which I’ve been privileged to do four times as a player and twice as a vice-captain – has been the biggest honour of my career.
Obviously I knew that joining LIV would potentially see me miss out on being in that team room this time and I accept that. I made my peace with this over a year ago and now that Ryder Cup week is here, I look forward to cheering on Team Europe from afar.
To me it doesn’t matter what Tour in the world you choose to make your living, when the Ryder Cup comes round, we all bleed blue. Hopefully there will come a time when we can all put our differences behind us and guys like Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson and myself can be part of the Ryder Cup ecosystem once again.
Time heals."- McDowell said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
Graeme McDowell on his future and Ryder Cup
Although many are pessimistic that LIV Golfers will not perform, McDowell has a different opinion. He is still optimistic that he will have the opportunity to perform at the next Ryder Cups.
The most important thing for him is that the European team succeeds and makes all the fans from Europe, as well as the players, happy. “Do I believe I can play in the future? Yes, I believe I’m good enough to be out there.
Would I like to be in Rome to help Luke Donald out? Of course, I would love to be there, I love everything there is about the European Ryder Cup team”.
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