Russell Knox says he doesn't know countrymen Paul Lawrie and Sam Torrance and met Tommy Bjorn once but they didn't speak a word.
Russell Knox didn't get a pick from Darren Clarke for the European Ryder Cup team.

Here's why.

1. Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer already had two of the picks sewn up. There was only one left.
2. Darren played loads of golf recently with Pieters. For the Belgian to shoot 62 in front of him, then seal the deal in Denmark, that swung it. That showed serious balls.
3. Knox didn't play the Wyndham Championship after being asked by Darren Clarke and Ian Poulter who wanted to have a look at his form. That pissed the guys off.
4. Knox didn't travel to Denmark last week to fight for points, instead playing The Barclays which had no points, but lots of prize money. That further pissed the guys off.
5. Pieters on the other hand plays week in week out in Europe.
6. Knox said Clarke had a "moral obligation" to pick him. He said "I'd be in if they (US events) counted. So there is a moral obligation to pick me, I guess. I don't want Darren to pick me because of that, though. His goal is to pick the three best players who did not make the team. And I have a hard time not thinking I am one of those right now." Moral obligation? Oops!
7. Knox says himself he doesn't even know most of the European Tour players and as for the Vice Captains?
''I don't even know Paul Lawrie," Knox said. "Sam Torrance seems like a legend - I don't know him. I played with Thomas Bjorn once, and we didn't speak one word. I don't have relationships with anyone. I'm not really close to anyone on the team."
That didn't help either.



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