• The 31-year-old was overlooked in favour of Thomas Pieters
• He now plans to prove Clarke wrong by winning FedEx Cup
RUSSELL KNOX | RYDER 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.
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Canadian Graham DeLaet started things off, but understood that the decision rested entirely with Clarke.
Ryder Cup captains can pick who they like, I'm not disputing the picks, but I feel really bad for @rooknox because I feel he deserved it
— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) August 30, 2016
Aron Price suggested that there needed to be a change in the qualification process.
Wow @rooknox is ranked higher than 7 players on the euro team. Maybe it's time they changed their qual process. — Aron Price (@aronpricePGA) August 30, 2016
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.
I'm guessing not, but is there any chance that Capt Love can pick @rooknox to play for the USA now? He's lived here a long time. — Peter Malnati (@PeterMalnati) August 30, 2016
Would be so sick if @Love3d picked @rooknox for the @RyderCupUSA #duelcitizenship #usa https://t.co/8BGsJ2ZQ8h
— Zac Blair (@z_blair) August 30, 2016
Brad Fritsch scoffed at the argument that said Russell Knox should’ve flown over to play the Made in Denmark instead of The Barclays.
The funniest argument about the Ryder Cup and @rooknox was "he should have skipped Barclays, played in Denmark." Yeah....no.
— Brad Fritsch (@BradFritsch) August 30, 2016
We’ll save the best tweet until last, though, and it came from Aussie Steven Bowditch.
Unlucky @rooknox now just go win about 13mil from the fed ex cup and watch from a yacht while sailing the Mediterranean! #provehimwrong — Steven Bowditch (@bowdo83) August 30, 2016
Russell Knox :: How will he respond?
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