Monty wouldn’t pick Poulter


Colin Montgomerie of Scotland, captain of the European team that won the Ryder Cup in 2010 at Celtic Manor, has suggested that Paul McGinley not pick English star Ian Poulter for the European team for next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Poulter, who has been an emotional leader for the Euro team, has only two top-10 finishes in 16 tournaments this season.

“Everyone says it doesn’t matter whether Poulter is an automatic qualifier, but you’ve still got to be playing golf, come on,” said Monty, who posted a 20–9–7 record in the Ryder Cup. “It doesn’t matter how passionate you are.

“That’s what the Brazilians thought they could win the World Cup on, passion and emotion. Well unfortunately they forgot to play football.”

Poulter has posted a 12-3-0 individual record in four Ryder Cup appearances and his teammates gave him the credit for inspiring a remarkable comeback in Sunday singles against the United States that resulted in what the European media called the “Miracle at Medinah.”

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