Luke Donald Will Miss Europe Ryder Cup

Luke Donald has been the number one golfer not very long back. He has missed out on selection for the Europe’s Ryder Cup event’s team. He has taken the selection as very harsh on himself but sources have revealed that the players who have been picked before him like Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter would also have reacted in a similar way.

Luke Donald has been a two time club champion among the juniors and has ever since also been a reputed and beloved member of the Hazlemere club for golf. The chairman of the same club Rod Jones too has a very high opinion about Luke Donald. Inspite of all this, the chairman feels that it is glad to see that Luke Donald was the one not taken in the team. Paul Mcginley was the one who had to make the tough call and he has indeed carried out his part in the best way possible.

Sources also said that since Luke always played games and events here and there and loved the sport is definitely missed. There are a number of members of the club as well as people outside who love and miss Luke. There have been talks about how people had lowered their expectations of Luke getting in as the selection had come closer. Initially they were expecting his selection but soon it was just hopes left. This is the reason why many people were not very much shocked.

With all the happenings the vice captain of the team has also said on behalf of the captain that letting Luke out and breaking that news to him was one of the most difficult things he had ever done. However, if a person like Luke Donald has been made to sit out you can well imagine the strength of the team.

Westwood looking to secure Ryder Cup place

English golfer Lee Westwood believes he is ready to mount a late challenge as he looks to secure his place in the European team for the Ryder Cup tournament this season.

The veteran golfer and former world number one has not missed a match up against the American since he first made his appearance in the tournament back in 1997 at Valderrama and he is not willing to see his chance go by this season either.

The next clash of the two golfing teams will take place at Gleneagles in Scotland and it seems extremely difficult for the Englishman to maintain that record with his recent record going all but downhill at the moment. The former world number one finds himself at 35th ranked at the moment and unless there is a miracle of sorts in the upsurge of his form, he will surely not be a part of the tournament.

But he still has his hopes high after scoring 68 and 65 in the first two rounds of the Honda Classic to remain in contention till the third round of the event. And although he couldn’t win the title at the event, his form will provide him with a lot of hope as he looks to secure his place in the European Ryder Cup team.

He recently sacked his swing coach Sean Foley but doesn’t look to be bothering the Englishman. He stated that he hasn’t been hitting the ball well enough for the last year and a half but mentioned that he has the feeling that it’s on its way back.

He stated that feels that the penetration is back in the drive and he has also gone on to state that the distance in his drive has given him a lot of hope of late as well.