Adrian Meronk has two words for Luke Donald after being SNUBBED Ryder Cup pick

Adrian Meronk takes to Twitter with message for Ryder Cup team, while his golf coach admits he is "hurt". 

Adrian Meronk has two words for Luke Donald after being SNUBBED Ryder Cup pick
Adrian Meronk has two words for Luke Donald after being SNUBBED Ryder Cup…

DP World Tour star Adrian Meronk has taken to Twitter with a short but sweet message for the European Ryder Cup team after he was snubbed one of Luke Donald's six picks in the team this afternoon. 


Donald chose Tommy FleetwoodJustin RoseShane LowrySepp StrakaLudvig Aberg and Nicolai Hojgaard as his six captain's picks for Team Europe.

They join Rory McIlroyJon RahmViktor HovlandTyrrell HattonMatt Fitzpatrick and Bob MacIntyre in the team.

Meronk, 30, was considered one of the favourites for a captain's pick especially having won three times since July 2022.

The giant Pole won the 2022 Irish Open, 2022 Australian Open and the 2023 Italian Open earlier this season, the latter of which was staged at this month's Ryder Cup venue Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome. 

Meronk also had a number of stats seemingly in his favour ahead of the six picks.

He ranks third in the DP World Tour's Race to Dubai standings behind McIlroy and Rahm as it stands right now.

Meronk also leads the strokes-gained off the tee category on the DP World Tour, and he ranks second in strokes-gained total and fifth in scoring average.

Denmark's Nicolai Hojgaard, a player Telegraph Sport's James Corrigan took the mickey out of with a rather hilarious post, was seemingly given the nod over Meronk. 

Sky Sports Golf's Jamie Spence, who knows Meronk well, texted GolfMagic this afternoon to say: "I am absolutely devastated for Adrian, he's played so well this season. It's such a shame for him and I know he will be hugely devastated to miss out. He should 100% be in the team and it's just hugely disappointing in all honesty."

Mark Roe, who also works on Sky Sports Golf, yesterday claimed it would be "the crime of the century" if Donald did not pick him. 

Former US Ryder Cup captain Paul Goydos also played the "crime card". 

Adrian Meronk has two words for Luke Donald after being SNUBBED Ryder Cup pick

To Meronk's credit he took to Twitter four hours after the picks were made public by Donald with a short but sweet message for Team Europe. 

Meronk tweeted:

"Good luck @RyderCupEurope."

Meronk's golf coach Matthew Tipper also took to social media to reveal a bit more as to how his man was feeling this afternoon.

The PGA coach admitted the Meronk camp was "hurt" by the snub but that they will all be supporting the team and hoping they win the Ryder Cup back in Italy on October 1. 

Tipper tweeted: 

"Obviously we're disappointed as we've had a great campaign and thought we had done enough.
"It will hurt for a bit but we will move on and we wish the team well in Italy and we will be supporting them in the hopes of bringing the cup back to Europe.
"I'm incredibly proud of Adrian and his play this year and a special thanks to his caddy Stuart Beck who has been outstanding.
"As a team we will regroup and as always tomorrow we will begin again."

What do you make of Donald's six picks in the team? Should Meronk have received a pick, especially having won this year's Italian Open on the Ryder Cup course at Marco Simone? Share your thoughts and comments over on the GolfMagic social media channels.

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