Luke Donald Reacts To Ryder Cup Captaincy Snub

Following the announcement of Henrik Stenson’s appointment as the 2023 European Ryder Cup captain, Luke Donald has given his reaction after he was previously the favorite to take over for Rome.

Speaking to Golfweek, the 44-year-old said: “I thought I had a chance this time but it wasn’t to be. I was disappointed personally that I didn’t get the nod but that doesn’t mean I can’t do it down the road. I wish Henrik all the best and support him along the way. “

The vice captains at the Ryder Cup

European Vice-Captains Henrik Stenson, Luke Donald and Robert Karlsson pose for a photograph on the first tee at Whistling Straits.

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Donald had been the favorite to take over the captaincy from Padraig Harrington, with the 2020 captain, who was part of a five-person committee to choose the next skipper, telling reporters at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship: “All I can say is that Luke would be great. Behind the scenes, he does a terrific job. His management style di lui, he’s got the experience and I’d thoroughly recommend him. “

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