RUMOUR: Adrian Meronk to MISS OUT on Ryder Cup pick; "player already knows"

Luke Donald has told Adrian Meronk he will not be picked in the European Ryder Cup team, claims popular golf Twitter account. 

RUMOUR: Adrian Meronk to MISS OUT on Ryder Cup pick;

Luke Donald has apparently told Adrian Meronk he will not be one of his six captain's picks in the European Ryder Cup team, according to popular golf Twitter account Handicap 54

Donald is set to announce his six captain's picks on Monday from 2pm UK time. 


Meronk narrowly missed out on earning an automatic spot in the European Ryder Cup team in the final round of the Omega European Masters on Sunday. 

Scotland's Bob MacIntyre took the final automatic spot in the team via the European Points List, with Germany's Yannik Paul and Poland's Meronk falling short in fourth and fifth positions. 

Matt Fitzpatrick played his way into the team via the World Points List. 

RUMOUR: Adrian Meronk to MISS OUT on Ryder Cup pick;

While many had already ruled out Paul for a pick, the same could not be said for Meronk, especially after he won the Italian Open on the Ryder Cup venue itself at Marco Simone earlier this season.

"It would be one of the crimes of the century if he doesn't make it," Sky Sports Golf's Mark Roe said as Meronk finished T13 in the European Masters this afternoon.

Since that victory at the Italian Open, Meronk has added a T5 at the KLM Open and a T3 at the BMW International Open. 

Taking a look at the stats and Meronk ranks first in strokes-gained off the tee on the DP World Tour, as well as second in strokes-gained total and fifth in stroke average. 

Meronk did, however, miss the cut at the US Open and Scottish Open before finishing T23 at The Open. 

But despite missing out on an automatic spot in the team, many considered Meronk would still receive one of Donald's six picks in the side on Monday. 

Meronk was bidding to become the first Pole to ever compete at the Ryder Cup. 

While Donald's six picks will be made official on Monday afternoon, Matías Miguel Torge, who runs the popular Twitter account Handicap 54 that has already nailed a number of stories and player transfers on LIV Golf, has tweeted tonight that Meronk will not be getting a pick from Donald. 

Handicap 54 tweeted "from a very good source" that Meronk has already received a call with the bad news from the captain. 

Here's the tweet from Handicap 54: 

"From a very good source, I received the information that Adrian Meronk was not selected by Luke Donald. 
"The player already knows. Scandalous and a shame on Ryder Cup Europe what Donald has done with Meronk. 
"Many people close to Ryder Cup Europe leaked that Meronk was going [to the Ryder Cup]. 
"Defending champion of the Italian Open will not be in this Ryder Cup."

If Meronk is indeed out of the running for a pick, then it would appear to open the door for Nicolai Hojgaard to take it instead. 

Many consider Ludvig Aberg will receive one of Donald's six picks following his maiden win on the DP World Tour today. 

Justin Rose, Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood and Sepp Straka are also thought to have done enough to earn picks in the team.

Donald wil reveal all from 2pm on Monday, and you catch the picks on Sky Sports Golf.

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