Paul McGinley’s decision to not involve Luke Donald in the Ryder Cup was taken due to the form he is maintaining and also due to Paul’s instinct. This is what Ian Woosnam believes. Paul picked Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter but left Luke Donald out even after seeing the great records that he holds in the competitions.
Gallacher was a top choice for the selection mainly in his native country of Scotland and Poulter has always been in books of Europe since the last three contests played. Westwood holds a position that is 9 Ryder Cup cap before the position that Donald holds as he has won every four times that he has appeared in the tour.
Woosnam came under the bad books of Thomas Bjorn when he chose to name Westwood and Darren Clark for the position of Captain’s pick in 2006 K Club. Bjorn burst out on Woosnam as he called his omission pathetic but he later offered Woosnam an apology for his reaction. Woosnam on the contrary has said that it is a really sad thing that they had to leave Luke Donald out but keeping in mind the very few holes that he has putted the whole year, this idea is what seemed apt for the team.
During his own years he had only 3 people in his mind and that are Thomas Bjorn, Clarke and Westwood and he had picked Clarke already. This decision was terribly hard on him as he was persuaded by the fact that Westwood would perform better with Clark as Darren was going through a bad time as he lost his wife to cancer. When Lee partnered with Darren in two matches, Darren won all the points and that gives people a clear idea of who is going to play well when under pressure.