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European Ryder Cup team has undergone changing of the guard

ROME — There’s been a changing of the guard on both Ryder Cup teams, especially in Europe, which is without heavyweights Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson, all of whom will be playing LIV Golf. He is present and is not welcome. DP World Tour will no longer be a member of the Ryder Cup.

Garcia has played in every Ryder Cup since 1999 except for 2010 and is Europe’s all-time leading point scorer with a record of 25 wins, 13 losses, and 7 draws, accumulating 28.5 points.

Poulter has always been not only sturdy as a player (15-9-2, including 6-0-1 in singles), but also the emotional heart and soul of the team.

“I don’t think we necessarily need a loud voice in the team room,” European captain Luke Donald said on Tuesday. “You just have to be pretty clear about why you are here, what that reason is, and how you are going to achieve your goals. Like they are very motivated and very united. I can see it.

European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald said the squad looked “very unified” despite the lack of past heavyweights in the team.
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Jon Rahm said he sought advice from past Ryder Cup stalwarts Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter. They were left off the team for the first time in many years of competition.
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“To me, they seem like a great group who get along really well and have already created an unbreakable bond between the 12 of them. So sometimes there’s no need to say a word. We’re definitely working as a team. We’re going to do a few things throughout this week to help.”

“Every team is different. There’s obviously some new faces on this team and some guys who have been in the Ryder Cup but aren’t here. They feel like now is the time to write their own story and We understand that next week we have an opportunity to write our own history and start writing and creating that history ourselves.”

Jon Rahm revealed he has spoken to Garcia and Poulter to gather their Ryder Cup advice.

Rahm said he spoke with Garcia just Monday.

“He taught me a lot about what to do with the whistle.” [Straights in 2021] And obviously in Paris [in 2018]as well,” Rahm said of fellow Spaniard Garcia.

“I talked to him a little bit and I talked to Poulter a little bit. It’s not going to be an easy challenge, but… [leadership] Both played their roles on and off the golf course, but just hearing them say what they thought and felt is clearly valuable information. ”


Sam Burns arrived in Italy not only with a mullet, but with the letters “US-A” shaved on the side of his head.

“I didn’t think he was doing that,” U.S. captain Zach Johnson said. “He has great hair. I mean, I would do it if I could. I just don’t have the hair to do it. So they can have fun with it. Short on the sides, long in the front, We’ve got two, three, four guys with long backs. More power to them. Hey, if they’re more comfortable, that’s it.”


Many environmental groups around the world target large-scale sporting events to stage protests and use them as propaganda outlets.

Earlier this month, a protester at the US Open suspended play by sticking his foot to the cement of the stadium.

Donald said safety plans are in place for this search in case an incident occurs.

“We don’t know how likely that is, but we are planning for everything,” he said. “They will be told not to interact with them.” [protesters]Let security deal with it and then continue. ”

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