Luke Donald defends Rory McIlroy: It was not his fault!

"He politely asked Joe to move aside. He was in his line of vision"


by SEAD DEDOVIC

Luke Donald defends Rory McIlroy: It was not his fault!
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Rory Mcllroy and Patrick Cantlay's caddy Joe LaCava attracted a lot of attention yesterday. In addition to the conflict after the game, the two continued to conflict off the course. Rory McIlroy was angry that LaCava was waving his hat in front of him.

McIlroy asked LaCava to move, but he didn't want to. Luke Donald, captain of the European team, explained the conflict from his perspective. “I saw it unfold when Patrick made that putt, Joe was waving his hat. Obviously, there was some hat-waving going on throughout the day from the crowd, not our players.

Talked to Rory. He politely asked Joe to move aside. He was in his line of vision. He stood there and didn't move for a while and continued to wave the hat, so I think Rory was upset about that."- Donald said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com.

Luke Donald explains

Donald believes that there should be certain manners that must be respected.

In this case, it looks like LaCava didn't think too much, and that his primary goal was to annoy and provoke a reaction. "Listen, we're all competitors. We all want to win, but we want to do it in the right way. You know, from what Rory told me, he did ask Joe to move.

He took a long time to move. It was a little off-putting because he still had to putt. And so Rory got upset, and I understand that." Additionally, Donald asked if this would affect his decision to play McIlroy in Sunday's singles tournament, as well; “Absolutely not.

We'll go out there as 12 strong. I'm excited about my lineup, and you know, I'm not going to strategize upon those things, to be honest. That's not in my thought whatsoever. I'm going to put out the lineup that I think will be able to win back the Cup tomorrow." Luke once again confirmed that he has enormous confidence in the Northern Irishman.

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