Completed: Royal AberdeenJul 10-13

Scottish Open

In Progress: Tseleevo Golf & Polo ClubJul 24-27

M2M Russian Open

2014 Ryder Cup: Paul McGinley eager to shine over the next two years

Last Updated: 27/05/13 8:59pm

  • Share:
Paul McGinley: Eager to stay competitive

Paul McGinley: Eager to stay competitive

Sky Bet

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is keen to be as competitive on tour as possible ahead of the 2014 tournament in Gleneagles.

McGinley wants to see as much of his potential team up close and personal in order to enhance his insight in to the players.

The Irishman, who has four European tour wins to his name, insists his motivation to impress is as high as it has ever been.

"Part of my job, I see anyway, is to stay competitive on tour for the next two years," he told Sky Sports.

"I always believe you only really learn about a player when you're standing toe-to-toe with him on a golf course. You see the shots he's hitting and you're competing yourself too.


"I'm really motivated to have a good two years on the golf course."

McGinley has three wild card selections available next year and the 46-year-old is keeping an open mind with regards to who will make the final cut.

"I don't no. I have the same players you have in mind, the team from last year," he continued. "Other than that I'm totally open-minded.

"I'm very interested to see how it all starts evolving and where the players start making points and how they start playing. I'm totally open-minded.

"The European Tour is so strong now. We're going to produce 12 good players no matter who it is."

  • Share:


2014 Ryder Cup

Bernard Gallacher: Three-time Ryder Cup captain

Bernard Gallacher interview

Former captain Bernard Gallacher returns to The Belfry to give us the the lowdown on Tom Watson and the Ryder Cup.

Sky Sports Ryder Cup will be on air between September 18 and October 2

Sky launches Ryder Cup channel

Sky Sports 4 will transform into Sky Sports Ryder Cup this autumn ahead of the biggest event in golf.

Furyk relishing Ryder Cup chance

Furyk relishing Ryder Cup chance

Jim Furyk says the Ryder Cup is his favourite event and he is confident he has the leadership and experience to help others if he makes the team.


Most Popular


Canadian Open guide

Canadian Open guide

The PGA Tour heads to a Royal venue of its own with Royal Montreal GC staging the RBC Canadian Open.

Russian Open guide

Russian Open guide

A preview and best bets for this week's European Tour event - the Russian Open in Moscow.

Brilliant Moments

Brilliant Moments

VisitScotland and Sky Sports team up to find The Ryder Cup's best brilliant moment - enter now to win.