Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Donald's Just Wild about the Cup!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Donald's Just Wild about the Cup!

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Scots star Colin Montgomerie may be the focus of attention in the battle for a Ryder Cup wildcard ( but Luke Donald has not given up hope of claiming one as well.

Montgomerie is favourite to be handed one of the two spots available to captain Bernhard Langer given his superb cup record, including winning two-and-a-half points out of three with Langer at The Belfry in 2002.

The race for the other wild card is wide open, however, and Donald is a serious contender given his experience of playing on the US Tour and superb record in the Walker Cup, where he won seven of his eight matches in Britain and Ireland's victories in 1999 and 2001.

After a first-round 69 at the Scandinavian Masters, he said: "I am going to have to play very well to make it automatically.

"However, if I keep playing solid golf, here and at the USPGA, then I have an outside chance of being picked as a wild card. …

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