Forget Monty, McGinley is the man! McIlroy still backing Irishman for Ryder Cup captain
08:35 GMT, 15 January 2013
17:06 GMT, 15 January 2013
Rory McIlroy ramped up the
pressure on Europe’s Tournament Players’ Committee on Tuesday by
repeating his insistence that Paul McGinley had to be the next Ryder Cup
The 15-man committee meet on Tuesday
night to nominate the successor to Jose Maria Olazabal and speculation
has grown in recent days that Colin Montgomerie, the skipper at Celtic
Manor in 2010, might get the nod for a second term at Gleneagles next
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‘I have a very strong opinion about
this and I’d be disappointed if it was Monty,’ said McIlroy.
believe that captaincy should be a one-time thing. I first played under
Paul at the Seve Trophy in 2009 and he is the best captain I have played
under, and deserves his chance. His attention to detail his second to
none and he is also very inspirational.’
McIlroy believes that the voice of the players who worked their miracle at Medinah last year ought to be heard.
‘When you have myself, and Poults
(Ian Poulter), Luke (Donald) and several others all saying the same thing,
I’d like to think our opinion is valid,’ he said.
Decision: Paul McGinley (left) is tipped to lead Europe but Colin Montgomerie could be back for a second term