Ryder Cup: European captain Paul McGinley facing up to three months out

Last Updated: 12/07/14 10:33am

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Paul McGinley: Injury concern for Ryder Cup captain

Paul McGinley: Injury concern for Ryder Cup captain

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European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley faces up to three months on the sidelines with a shoulder problem.

McGinley has been struggling with bursitis in his left shoulder and he had to withdraw from the French Open earlier this month before missing the cut at this week's Scottish Open in Aberdeen.

The Irishman is next due to compete in August at the PGA Championship at Valhalla under the customary invitation afforded by the PGA of America to each opposing Ryder Cup captain.
But McGinley will not decide whether to accept the invitation into the final major of the year until he returns from a family holiday later this month.

McGinley will lead Europe into the defence of the Ryder Cup against a Tom Watson captained United States team in late September at Gleneagles in Scotland.

"I didn't play that badly these two days here in Scotland despite my preparation being poor because of my shoulder," he said after a second round 73 at Royal Aberdeen.

"But I am not going to have to seriously consider what I am going to do the rest of the summer because I've been told my shoulder needs two to three months rest if I am going to get rid of it.
"I am now going on a family holiday and I will assess that.
"I am due to play the PGA Championship given I was afforded an invitation, but I will see where I am at with my shoulder after the holiday.
"But then it's more about preparing for the tournaments I've entered and that's what I have been missing this year."

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