British stars snub Seve Trophy
Wednesday 07 September 2011
Great Britain and Ireland will be without four of the world's top 20 when they defend the Seve Trophy against Continental Europe in Paris.
The world No 1 Luke Donald is at the FedEx Cup play-offs, while Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Paul Casey have turned down the match. However, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Darren Clarke will be playing.
Captain Paul McGinley said: "We have an extremely strong side with a good blend of youth and experience."
Scotland's Scott Jamieson, England's David Horsey and Jamie Donaldson from Wales, will make their debuts at the event, which starts a week tomorrow. There is also a first cap for Worksop's Mark Foster.
Continental Europe will also be without some big names, including the world No 3 Martin Kaymer, Robert Karlsson and Sergio Garcia.
Their debutants will be the Italian Matteo Manassero, Swede Alex Noren, Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, who has recovered from an elbow injury.
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