According to many, Adrian Meronk deserved to be part of the European team at this year's Ryder Cup, but Luke Donald thought differently. Although his recent performances were in favor of him being called up, Meronk remained disappointed and sad after being omitted from the list.
His disappointment was visible in the interview from a few days ago. A few weeks ago, the Pole received a call saying that he would be one of the picks. However, the news that arrived shocked him! One of the reasons why he can still be happy is the support that arrived at his address.
During a media interview, Rory McIlroy suggested this could be a fuel for Meronk.
"We all know that he's heartbroken and he had as much of a case as anyone to be on that team," -Rory said, as quoted by skysports.com. "Any other year he would have made the team, there were just a few unfortunate circumstances that went against him.
I think Jon [Rahm] and I qualifying on the European Points list instead of the World Points list, having Ludvig [Aberg] come and play the way he played, the way it all transpired he was very, very unfortunate. But he went out there today, shot a decent score and that's all he can do, use this as fuel for the fire to go ahead and keep playing great and hopefully make the next one in the States."
Shane Lowry and his reaction to European Team picks
Many golfers have reacted to Luke Donald's picks, including Shane Lowry.
Shane does not want to get involved in the decisions of the captain and believes that Luke is the one who knows best and who can help the European team at this moment. "I'm not going to sit here and disagree with Luke Donald.
It was his decision at the end of the day, if he thinks that somebody else is better for this team. If you look at the way the team was picked, there's not many players playing that weren't in the top 12, myself included. And that's why you have six picks, so you have the chance to pick the 12 best players."