Donald is not a member of the 2014 European Ryder Cup team. The team, minus Donald who was a big part of Europe’s 2004, ’06, ’10 and ’12 wins, will face off against the United States at Gleneagles, Scotland, September 26-28. McGinley:
That was a very difficult conversation — my relationship with him is very close. He was very, very disappointed and rightly so. He is a former world No. 1, his record in the Ryder Cup stands with anybody in the game. He said, `You know, Paul, I publicly backed you to be the captain. Even though you haven’t picked me, I still believe you’ll be a great captain.’ His last two words were `Go Europe.’ That says a lot about him.