Russell Knox backed after Ryder Cup snub

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Russell Knox's PGA Tour peers rally behind him after snub
• The 31-year-old was overlooked in favour of Thomas Pieters
• He now plans to prove Clarke wrong by winning FedEx Cup


Russell Knox’s PGA Tour peers have rallied behind him on Twitter following his Ryder Cup snub by captain Darren Clarke.

The 31-year-old, who was overlooked in favour of young Belgian star Thomas Pieters, veteran Lee Westwood and German Martin Kaymer, admitted he was ‘very disappointed’ at Clarke’s decision but would use it as motivation to now go on and win the FedEx Cup, where he currently lies seventh.

Knox believed he’d done enough to make the team and so did his friends on the PGA Tour, who couldn’t quite believe that he had been overlooked.

Read more -> Russell Knox call 'so tough', says Clarke

Canadian Graham DeLaet started things off, but understood that the decision rested entirely with Clarke.

Aron Price suggested that there needed to be a change in the qualification process.

Peter Malnati and Zac Blair want Knox, who would be eligible for the USA through his American father, to be called up by Davis Love III.


Brad Fritsch scoffed at the argument that said Russell Knox should’ve flown over to play the Made in Denmark instead of The Barclays.

We’ll save the best tweet until last, though, and it came from Aussie Steven Bowditch.

Russell Knox :: How will he respond?

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