They may have been ruled-out of selection but some of the legends of European Ryder Cup competition and now LIV stars have sung their praise of Luke Donald’s victorious Roman golfing gladiators.
Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, competing this week on the Asian Tour in Singapore, took to social media, like a few other of his LIV and former Ryder Cup colleagues to sound his joy.
Massive congrats to @LukeDonald and @RyderCupEurope. Exceptional weekend of golf. Loved the emotion from Luke. Dramatic last couple of hours but they won this on Friday. Will always love this event whatever happens.
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) October 1, 2023
Sergio Garcia, who fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm called on to be selected for Rome, put his feelings into his native tounge and when translated said: “AMAZING TEAM EUROPE! Congratulations on a display of golf of the highest quality. Very proud of the entire team and that the cup is back in European hands!”
IMPRESIONANTE TEAM EUROPE! Enhorabuena por un despliegue de golf de altísima calidad. Orgullosísimo de todo el equipo y que la copa esté de vuelta en manos europeas! pic.twitter.com/iCEQD6dwWp
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) October 1, 2023
Lee Westwood’s simple message began with blue and yellow hearts and saying: #Team Europe – Bloody brilliant.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, who played in the beaten 2021 Whistling Straits side, posted a tweet on Saturday wishing the team well.
All the best to @RyderCupEurope ! Hopefully today will be played in the Spirit of the Ryder Cup and no unnecessary distractions towards either Team from the outside will interfere with a brilliant Sunday of Golf! Go Europe!
— Bernd Wiesberger (@BWiesberger) October 1, 2023
There were no ‘initial public’ comments from the likes of potential future Ryder Cup captains in Ian Poulter, Paul Casey or Henrik Stenson.
However, it was much later on Monday (US time) that it was revealed that Poutler, affectionately known in Ryder Cup circles as the ‘Postman’ having often delivered for Europe, had earlier posted a message of congratulations on his Instagram account saying: “I couldn’t be more proud to see this great team win back the Ryder Cup. You just don’t see emotion like it at any other event. Enjoy the night lads and congratulations.”
Well said ‘Poults’.