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Jon Rahm says LIV players should be eligible for Ryder Cup

Jon Rahm says LIV players should be eligible for Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup should be a competition between the best players, regardless of whether they have joined LIV Golf. Jon RahmHe expressed his sadness at the loss of a Spanish compatriot Sergio GarciaThe competition this year will not include the participation of the team.

Garcia is Europe’s all-time points leader and was undefeated over three matches with Rahm during the 2021 edition. The United States dominated the biennial tournament at Whistlingstraits, Wisconsin.

He is not eligible for the event in this year after resigning the European Tour and joining the Saudi-funded LIV.

“I’m going miss him.” We had a fantastic partnership at Whistling Straits,” says world No. Rahm spoke at Muirfield Village Golf Club in advance of the Memorial Tournament this week in Dublin, Ohio.

“I’m going again to mention the history.” The Ryder Cup’s roots are embedded in my mind by a Spanish duo. Seve has done! [Ballesteros]You can also find out more about the following: [Jose Maria Olazabal]Right, they were able do all throughout their partnership.

“It makes me sad that politics have interfered with such a beautiful event.”

Garcia’s resignation came a week after the DP World Tour – formerly known by the name European Tour – won a legal battle that allowed it to fine and suspend players who participated in LIV Golf events at the same time without permission.

The 2017 Masters Champion also said that before he made his resignation, he had contacted European Ryder Cup captain Luke DonaldWhen asked if he had any chance of making the team, he was told “no.”

But if reigning Masters champion Rahm could have his way, Garcia would be at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome for the Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Ryder Cup.

“Once again, it’s best Europeans versus best Americans, period.” Rahm stated that he doesn’t care who plays LIV and who does not.

“It is whoever is most suited to represent Europe.” And I find it difficult to believe that Europe’s best player, the most successful Ryder Cup player, is not suitable to be on the team.

Rahm (first) and four other Spanish golfers currently sit in the top 10 European points list. Adrian Otaegui (sixth), Jorge Campillo(Eighth) Pablo Larrazabal (ninth).

Rahm is confident that Garcia will not only be the Spanish player on Donald’s 12-man team to Rome.

“It’s unfortunate. Rahm said, “I will miss him.” Rahm said about Garcia.

“But I’m still hopeful. There are a couple of Spanish players playing well right now. Hopefully they can join me in the team.”