Month in Review - May
The month of May brought hope to many European golf fans as the European Tour announced an updated schedule that begins at the British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood in July.
Whether it be a daily dose of tips from our Captain, Padraig Harrington, or the Irishman announcing Luke Donald as one of his vice captains, there has been plenty of Ryder Cup Europe activity this month.
Take a look at some of the best bits you might have missed below.
Luke Donald joins Harrington’s backroom team
It may have been a slip of the tongue from Padraig Harrington while featuring on Sky Sports’ ‘The Golf Show’, but Luke Donald officially became a member of Paddy’s backroom team.
Watch the moment below.
Former World Number One Donald has featured for Team Europe on four occasions as a player and once as a vice captain, ending on the winning side every single time.
His first appearance as a player came in 2004, with his most recent being at The 2012 Ryder Cup, where he led by example in the Sunday singles matches as he defeated Bubba Watson 2&1.
Welcome to the team, Luke.
Harrington’s Tips continue
Whether it be driving accuracy or sharpening your short game, Padraig has a tip for you.
He even had help from his trusty Bernese Mountain Dog, Wilson, this month.
Ryder Cup Confidential
Ryder Cup Europe fans were treated to two never before heard stories this month.
The first came from Rory McIlroy who spoke of the how mistaken he was about The Ryder Cup before his debut in 2010.
It’s safe to say, his involvement in The 2010 Ryder Cup certainly changed the Northern Irishman’s mind on it being an “exhibition.”
The second of our Ryder Cup Confidential stories came from Paul McGinley, who captained Europe in 2014.
However, he spoke about his time as a vice captain at The 2012 Ryder Cup and how a wayward tee shot from Ian Poulter epitomised the luck Europe needed on their way to a historical comeback.
This month we also celebrated Europe Day.
Since the introduction of Team Europe in 1979, Europe have won the biennial content 11 times and have only been on the losing side twice this Century.
Since 1979, players from 12 different countries have represented Europe. These are Belgium (2), Denmark (3), England (28), France (3), Germany (2), Ireland (6), Italy (3), Northern Ireland (5), Scotland (10), Spain (11), Sweden (10) and Wales (3).
What’s your Ryder Cup match?
And finally, at the start of the month we asked you what your Ryder Cup match would be?
How did you get on?