Next week see’s the Seve Trophy get under way yet again, this time in Versailles. Unfortunately the top six qualifiers for the Great Britain & Ireland team have turned down the chance to play.
This is a big blow for the Great Britain and Ireland team who have won the event six times in a row and were bidding to make it seven against a team captained by Seve’s close friend Jose Maria Olazabal.
This event is also a chance for the Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley to look at players ahead of the Ryder Cup in September next year and see what they can do.
McGinley said he isn’t worried about the top six not taking part as he knows what they are capable of already.
I think it’s wrong of these players not taking part in an an event started by Seve a while ago now, and they should respect what he has personally done for European golf and the Ryder Cup.