Graeme McDowell has effectively communicated an interest in becoming Ryder Cup commander, yet the previous US Open hero has not surrendered any expectation of a fifth playing appearance ahead of time.
McDowell uncovered during the BMW PGA Championship that he couldn’t imagine anything better than to commander the European side at Adare Manor in 2027, by which time he will be 48 years of age.
In any case, the Portrush local thinks being important for Europe’s offered to hold the prize at Whistling Straits will fuel his assurance to make the group for Rome in 2023, following a shortfall of nine years.
“It’s been odd,” McDowell said. “At the point when I won the Saudi International in 2020 and I was beginning to play well, I had a small head of steam going and my fantasy about playing a Ryder Cup again was particularly alive.
“In any case, we clearly then had the break and, from that point forward, it’s been 15 months of misery for me. I’ve recently not played well by any means.
“Yet, it tosses a smidgen of gas on the fire. I will go to Whistling Straits realizing I can in any case contend around here. I need to accept that or there is no point being around here. I’ve spent the most recent few months attempting to assist myself with understanding that I am adequate to be over here and play in another Ryder Cup group.
“There’s no motivation behind same difference either way. Take a gander at Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson. I’ve had not very many wounds in my vocation – I’ve had a smidgen of a lower arm issue the most recent few months – however the main thing that keeps you down is the cerebrum.
“You simply get in your own specific manner. You see these small children around here besieging it and you think, ‘Man, I’m not sufficient any more’.
“You need to begin recounting an alternate story and my one is that I am attempting to make the group in two years’ time and I will be at Whistling Straits attempting to suck in the energy however much I can.”