In an interview with Golf Today, former European Ryder Cup player and captain Nick Faldo commented on the current state of the European team, which will play without the presence of LIV Golf stars. In Faldo’s opinion, there hasn’t been a team of this quality for the Europeans for a very long time, and most importantly that LIV Golfers shouldn’t be at the center of this story at all.
Faldo makes it clear that they have taken a different path, and are building a career in a different way than they did in the past.
“You have got to be kidding. These guys have moved on. I think we have one of the strongest teams we have ever had.
Those guys have left the tour and are in a different world now. They have not supported the tour, they are done. The game has moved on and the team has moved on. The Europe team is fantastic. I don’t think they could do anything better.
They have a big backbone and guys who have been around before.”- Faldo said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
Faldo believes that the rookies will be one of the main weapons of the European team. One of the biggest strengths of the team is Ludvig Aberg, a young Swede who became a pro only a few months ago.
The opposing team probably does not know what to expect from him, but they are aware of the danger of Aberg and the fact that there is a reason why he is part of the team. “I think we have some secret rookies up our sleeve, that is very powerful if you don’t know a lot about a player, they are dangerous.”
Nick Faldo and LIV Golf
Faldo believes that LIV Golfers should not be part of the European team in the future despite everything.
They had a chance to be part of the team this year, but they chose money and LIV Golf. “They knew what they were doing. They left the tour and knew that by taking money it was a mathematical equation. They knew there was going to be fall out but knew they were getting such a huge amount of money they would take the money and run.
I think they are done with Europe. I don’t think they should be let back in to represent Europe because what happened at that particular time was damaging to the European Tour. I think the European Tour have plenty of choices moving forward, or as I suggested give Luke another go if he decides.
I think that is not such a bad idea. You learn so much and it would be nice to put that to good use for another one.”
Source: Tennis World USA