COLIN MONTGOMERIE: I am surprised I must admit. If I was in that position, a vulnerable position, if you like, I'd have been here. But he's his own man and he's taking a week off somewhere, so I can't speak for him. I am surprised a wee bit. It surprised us all that he's not here, someone who lives for the Ryder Cup, if you like, and it would be such a shame if he was knocked off. Please don't blame me for this, it's not my view.
I qualified a few months ago, but Paul McGinley is happy because it's given him a buffer, and if I finish above 47th, it gives Paul McGinley a buffer. So with having missed the cut himself, he seems to be quite safe now. And his caddie was looking after me today, saying, okay, Monty I said, don't worry about me, I'm fine. It's going to be a buffer which will be great, to have as many Irishmen playing in that event as possible would be great.
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