Monty picks Clarke, Bjorn, Paul

Wentworth (England), July 20: Colin Montgomerie believes Europe will go into the Ryder Cup with the strongest squad the continent has ever assembled, both on and off the course.

Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley were on Tuesday unveiled as Montgomerie’s vice-captains for the clash at the Celtic Manor Resort in October as Europe try to regain the trophy after their defeat to the United States in Valhalla in 2008.

The popular trio, who boast 10 Ryder Cup appearances between them, have vast experience of winning the event and Montgomerie reckons they have the ideal qualities to help get Europe back to winning ways.

“The Ryder Cup is about passion, commitment and will to win and all three men I have named possess these qualities in abundance,” the Scot told a press conference here at the European Tour’s headquarters in Wentworth.

“They have all been part of successful European Ryder Cup teams in the past and know the players who will be part of the team. We all have huge respect from the players and respect in the team room and on the course is vital,” Montgomerie said.

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