Marc Warren cools Ryder Cup talk

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Marc Warren says it is highly unlikely he will be called up to Europe’s Ryder Cup team despite his good form this year.

The Scot picked up his first win in six years on Sunday when he clinched the inaugural Made in Denmark tournament by two shots from Wales’ Bradley Dredge.

The European Tour win is the pinnacle of a good year for the 33-year-old, who recently finished tied for 15th at the US PGA Championship.

Before then Warren had looked strong at the Scottish Open as he came home in third, one of four top-10 finishes he has achieved this year.

His victory at the weekend, coupled with his recent good performances, has seen him climb to 20th on the Race to Dubai and 23rd on the European Ryder Cup list.

Warren’s good form has seen him move into the frame for one of captain Paul McGinley’s picks for the European Team, with the Scot having enjoyed previous success at Gleneagles, the venue for this year’s Ryder Cup.

Warren won the 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship on the Centenary Course at Gleneagles but doubts he will be back there in September playing for Europe.

When asked if he could make the Ryder Cup, Warren said: “That’s not really in my thinking.
“I think that ship has sailed. I’ve left it a little bit too late.

“But I’ve been absolutely delighted with the summer I’ve had and I’m sure the team will be strong enough to get the job done without me.”

Meanwhile, Thomas Bjorn believes his fourth place finish in Denmark should be enough to make the European team for the Ryder Cup.
“I’m definitely taking next week off and will speak to Paul tonight or tomorrow and see what his thinking is,” he said.

“I’ll take a good close look at the list, but at the moment I feel like I need a couple of weeks off and I feel I am pretty much there.”

Europe are 1.50 to win the Ryder Cup, with the USA 2.61.

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