Colin Montgomerie Says He Has An Impossible Task
Ryder Cup skipper Colin Montgomerie labelled this year’s European team selection as an impossible task and claim that the European team is one of the most competitive ever.
Montgomerie said: “This isn’t difficult, it’s more or less impossible.
“It is most unfortunate that I am going to have to leave out world stars. I am going to have to leave out players that feel they can help the European Tour cause.
“It’s a bit like Fabio Capello having to leave out Theo Walcott, I suppose. He could only take 23, I can only take 12. I wish I could take 20, I do, I really do, because 20 deserve their spots this year, they really do. They’ve played great, the standard on tour has been the best it’s ever been.”
Montgomerie also claims he will speak to all of the team on Saturday even if they fail to make the cut.
He added: “This has been the hardest team to make of any Ryder Cup team I have been involved with. So unfortunately, yes, I can’t please everybody on Sunday night and I am going to speak to everybody.
“They understand that already. They understand my dilemma and their own. And it is up to them to try and prove to me – this last final chance to make it pay.”