Rory McIlroy stated not having the “massive personalities” of LIV golfers Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter on the Ryder Cup allowed others to step into management roles and gave youthful gamers room to develop on the match.
Garcia, Westwood and Poulter have been absent from Europe’s victory over the U.S. on the Marco Simone Golf & Nation Membership after their selections to affix the Saudi-backed LIV circuit and subsequent resignations of their DP World Tour memberships.
The trio had performed key roles on the Ryder Cup over time.
Garcia is Europe’s file factors scorer with 28.5 from 10 appearances, whereas Westwood earned 24 factors in 11 appearances on the biennial occasion and completed on the successful facet seven instances.
Poulter performed at seven Ryder Cups and helped Europe win 5 of them, along with his big performances incomes him the nickname ‘The Postman’ as he at all times delivered on the occasion.
“They’ve had unbelievable Ryder Cup careers they usually’ve made their selections, they usually’ve accomplished what they’ve accomplished and nobody can take away the impression they’ve had for the European crew over time,” the 34-year-old McIlroy stated.
“However I really feel like this week, not having these massive personalities within the crew room let different guys have that likelihood to flourish and to shine: Viktor (Hovland), Jon (Rahm), myself.
“There wasn’t a ton of house taken up in that room by a few of the different massive personalities, and I believe that simply let the remainder of the crew simply form of flourish. It is a younger crew. We will all develop collectively.
“I may doubtlessly be the oldest individual on the crew subsequent time. It is a new period. And it is a fairly good one.”
Shane Lowry agreed that the victory in Rome might be the beginning of a brand new period as they shift their focus to the 2025 occasion at Bethpage, New York.
“Take a look at all of the younger gamers in Europe developing, we’ve got an amazing basis now for the long run and I believe it’s a nice likelihood to look ahead.”