McIlroy backs Pieters' Ryder Cup addition

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The Ryder Cup starts on 30th September

The world number five welcomed the Belgian's addition to Darren Clarke's side

Clarke handed Pieters a Captain's Pick after the Belgian's European Tour win in Denmark last week.  Pieter's selection may have come as a surprise, given that the likes of Russell Knox was overlooked.  Knox is ranked higher than seven of the players in the European team.

McIlroy on Clarke's Selections:

However McIlroy backed the inclusion of the young Belgian and agreed with Clarke's other two Captain's Picks (Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer).  McIltoy added that Clarke had a fairly unenviable task in making his selections,  "I wouldn't have liked to be in Darren's shoes" said McIlroy "It was a tough choice to make"

McIlroy added that Pieters would be a great addition to the team and that he was excited about the prospect of winning a fourth Ryder Cup.

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