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Hunter Mahan Misses the Ryder Cup

Hunter Mahan Misses the Ryder Cup

For two consecutive times, Hunter Mahan misses his chance to appear in the Ryder Cup leaving him feeling downhearted. First, he didn’t qualify for an automatic spot in the 12-man team then he was not included in the selection made by US Captain Davis Love III. Love preferred Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker to be on his list.

“The Ryder Cup has been a goal for every American player, and it’s disappointing not to be a part of it,” Mahan said. “I’ve been part of the last five (U.S.) teams, so it hurts not to be a part of it. It feels a little empty right now,” he honestly shared.

Mahan debuted in the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor and was perceived to be a likely pick after winning two championships in the 2012 PGA Tour. Trying to work on the remaining slots of the Ryder Cup, he skipped the Wyndham Championship, missed good shots at The Barclays then ranked 39th with a tie at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He has recorded five winning PGA titles, so far.

“It’s been a good year,” he added. “I’ve played pretty well. Obviously I haven’t been playing as well recently, but there are still two (PGA Tour playoff) events left … and they don’t feel quite as important as I want them to be right now.” He also said that finding the right kind of motivation is his biggest key for the week.

Mahan, however, knew that his chances to be called for the Ryder Cup slots is less likely after his performances at The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship tournaments.

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