Russell Knox 'expects' to play in Ryder Cup

2016 05 Russell Knox
• Russell Knox 'expects' to make 2016 Ryder Cup team
• The Scot has three runner-up finishes since WGC win
• Was edged out by Rory McIlroy at last week's Irish Open


Scot Russell Knox says that with the form he’s in he ‘expects’ to make the European Ryder Cup team for the match at Hazeltine in four months’ time.

The 30-year-old finished runner-up to Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open last week – his third runner-up finish since capturing the WGC-HSBC Champions in November – a result that boosted him up to 17th in the Ryder Cup World Points List.

And although his victory in Shanghai didn’t count towards the list, he knows captain Darren Clarke will have that in his mind as the countdown to the match continues.

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“It’s a huge goal of mine,” said Russell Knox ahead of the BMW PGA Championship. “After I won in China it was realistic to make the team but there was still a lot to be done.


Russell Knox

“I’ve finished second three times since then – as well as the Players where I played extremely well for 71 holes – so to be honest I expect to make the team now. If I keep playing the way I am I think I’ll make it and I sure hope that I do.

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“Wherever I am in the points list, arguably I’m higher up because my win didn’t count and Darren Clarke knows that. Hopefully I can earn enough points to qualify automatically, but at the same time, I won that tournament and no one can take that away from me.”

As far as Knox’s upcoming schedule goes, he heads back over the Atlantic next week for the Memorial Tournament (June 2-5), before playing in the US Open (June 16-19), WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (June 30-3), Scottish Open (July 7-10) and the Open (July 14-17).

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