Ryder Cup criticism unfair
BANGKOK. . Criticism of the European team for their Ryder Cup thrashing by the United States was unfair, says three-times major winner ...
Criticism of the European team for their Ryder Cup thrashing by the United States was unfair, says three-times major winner Padraig Harrington.
Harrington, a member of the team which lost 16 points to 11 1/2 in Louisville, Kentucky last month, said the U.S. had been deserved winners and no one should be blamed for the defeat.
"It was a disappointment, for sure, but not as disappointing as (the last defeat) in 1999," the Irishman said on Friday.
"The U.S. team deserved the win this time. Why we lost, we could talk about it for a long time... next time we'll have home advantage and the fact that we lost makes us more motivated."
Europe's captain Nick Faldo came under fire at Valhalla Golf Club for overlooking Cup stalwarts Darren Clarke and Colin Montgomerie as his two wildcard picks, opting instead for Paul Casey and Ian Poulter.