‘ROOK­IES NOT A CON­CERN FOR EURO­PEAN RY­DER CUP TEAM’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

FOR­MER Euro­pean Ry­der Cup cap­tain Paul McGin­ley ex­pects the six rook­ies in this year’s team to draw on their in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence to thrive un­der pres­sure in next week’s match against the United States. US Masters cham­pion Danny Wil­lett, Chris Wood, Rafael Cabr­era-Bello, Andy Sul­li­van and Matt Fitz­patrick, along with wild­card pick Thomas Pi­eters, will be mak­ing their Ry­der Cup de­buts when Europe de­fend the tro­phy in Min­nesota. “The Euro­pean team have six rook­ies head­ing to Hazel­tine, but I don’t think that will be an is­sue or a con­cern,” McGin­ley, who led Europe to vic­tory two years ago, told Sky Sports. “They are all ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers, they’ve all won big tour­na­ments, and they have all per­formed on the big stage... They are young, vi­brant and they will not be in­tim­i­dated by the at­mos­phere of a Ry­der Cup in the United States,” he added.

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