Luke Donald eager to play with Ryder Cup potentials in Europe

Ryder Cup Captain Luke Donald is looking forward to spending time playing on the DP World Tour in Europe as he scouts for talent.

The Englishman is set for three consecutive weeks playing in Europe, starting with the 2022 Made in HimmerLand in Denmark this weekend.

While Donald will be looking for his first top-10 finish since 2019, he'll also be talent scouting the fields for potential Ryder Cup teammates.

"I wanted to be over in Europe a little more and obviously I'll be there next week and in Italy as well, but this week was a great chance to come over here and spend a little bit of time with my Vice Captains Thomas Bjørn and Edoardo Molinari as they're both in the field," the former world number one told the DP World Tour website.

"I've always supported the DP World Tour and have been a full Member for many years now, but I'll be over in Europe a little bit more and keeping an eye on some of the players - playing with some of the guys that I haven't played with or known very well.

"Those up-and-coming stars who might have an opportunity to make a Ryder Cup, and I haven't seen their game yet.

"It's important, the last month since I've taken this job I've been following the scores a little more closely, but it's nice to be in the tournaments with them, see how they're acting, see how they're playing.

"Nothing beats actually being there rather than watching from home so it's a great opportunity for me.

"There will be some changes this year obviously, we've gone for three players off the European Points List and three from the World Points List and six picks.

"It's certainly a little bit of a change from past years but certainly myself and Edoardo especially, we did a deep dive into some statistical analysis and really thought this was going to give us the best opportunity to have the strongest team for Rome.

"It will give me some flexibility to create some great pairings, and to have the most in-form players available for a pick next September."

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