McIlroy: “There is a very good combination of experience and youth for the Ryder Cup”


The Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is optimistic about Europe’s options in the next edition of the Ryder Cup, which will be held in Rome between September 29 and October 1, because they will have “a very good combination of experience and youth” thanks to the debuts of the Swede Ludvig Aberg, the Scotsman Robert MacIntyre, the Austrian Sepp Straka and the Dane Nicolai Hojgaard.

“I think we have a great opportunity. There is a very good combination of experience and youth in the European team, I think we are in a very good position for Rome,” McIlroy said in an interview with the ‘BBC Sport’ of Northern Ireland. North.

The team will not have experienced veterans in the competition such as the Spanish Sergio García or the English Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, ineligible for having gone to LIV Golf, and for this reason the number two in the world considers that this edition could be “in transition for Europe”.

“There are a lot of rookies on the team and some of those veterans who made decisions that didn’t allow them to stay a part of it, but he thinks it’s great to have Ludvig Aberg, Nicolai Hojgaard and ‘Bob’ MacIntyre because he injects a fresh, young exuberance into all the dynamics of the week, which is really great,” he stressed.

For this reason, McIlroy is becoming more optimistic for the match against the Americans. “I thought we were going to have a really tough time, but the closer we get to Ryder, the more I like what the team has become,” he admitted.

The Briton also spoke about the 23-year-old Swede Aberg, who turned professional a few months ago, which did not prevent him from soon opening his record with victory at the Swiss Masters. “He’s an incredible player, he probably has one of my favorite swings in the world,” he warned.