MADRID, May 30. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Spanish golfer Jon Rahm once again acknowledged his regret that “politics” is intersecting in the development of the Ryder Cup next September in Rome and that it was difficult for him to understand that his compatriot Sergio García, “the best European player” of the competition, was not going to be part of the team because he was enrolled in LIV Golf.
“It makes me a little sad that politics got in the way of such a beautiful event. It’s the best Europeans against the best Americans, period. And whatever happens, who plays LIV and who doesn’t play LIV, for me it shouldn’t important, is the one that best suits to represent the European team”, Rahm pointed out this Monday during his press conference before participating in the Memorial Tournament.
In this sense, he confessed that he will “miss” his compatriot Sergio García, to whom captain Luke Donald has already confirmed that he will not be able to join the team as he loses his status as a member of the European Tour for playing the new circuit. “We make a great couple in Whistling Straights”, remarked the one from Barrika about the performance he had with the man from Castellón in the last Ryder Cup.
The Biscayan believes that “a Spanish couple” is something “embedded in the roots” of the team competition, giving as an example the society that Severiano Ballesteros and José María Olazabal formed at the time. “I find it hard to believe that the best player that Europe has ever had, the most successful that Europe has ever had in the Ryder Cup, is not fit to be on the team,” he lamented about the absence of Borriol, the golfer with the most points (28.5 ) has achieved in this event.
“It’s unfortunate, but I also want to be hopeful, there are a couple of Spanish players playing really well at the moment, so I hope they can join me in the team,” Rahm added about the options for other compatriots like Pablo Larrazabal, Jorge Campillo or Adri Arnaus.