Rahm: Leaving Sergio out of Ryder Cup fold is ‘stupid’

Ronan MacNamara

Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm celebrate at Whistling Straits (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Jon Rahm believes the decision to leave Sergio Garcia out of Team Europe at the Ryder Cup is “stupid.”

The Spaniard who holds the Ryder Cup points record with 25 wins was omitted from Luke Donald’s European Team like his fellow LIV players who left the DP World Tour and Rahm feels his compatriot would offer invaluable experience to a transitioning European side.

“I think it would be really stupid of anybody not to lean on Sergio García’s experience in The Ryder Cup,” said Rahm. “I mean, he is the best player Europe has ever had, won the most points and has shown it time and time again.


“If he were able to be a vice captain, I absolutely would lean on him. Same as we are going to lean on Ollie (Jose Maria Olazabal) this coming Ryder Cup, right.”

As for fellow Ryder Cup legends Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Rahm said he would like to see the experienced duo join Garcia in Ryder Cup set ups in the future.

“When it comes to the game and all those players being able to be back, it’s been a difficult time. Obviously things have changed a little bit. I wouldn’t know how to answer because we are going to have to see if it’s possible or not, right.

“I would like to see it but unfortunately we’ve seen some of those players give up their European Tour status where that’s no longer a possibility. So I would like to see it but we don’t know what the future holds, right. I think with this agreement or this possible union between the PGA TOUR, DP World and PIP might change things a little bit.

“So until then, it’s hard to really give you an answer.”

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