Paul McGinley: Let the players decide the '14 Ryder Cup captain, not Monty
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Paul McGinley: Let the players decide the ’14 Ryder Cup captain, not Monty

A day after Colin Montgomerie came out in support of, well, himself for a second term as European Ryder Cup captain in his home nation of Scotland in 2014 at Gleneagles, one-time frontrunner for the job Paul McGinley reiterated the decision is not Monty's to make.

"My thoughts are that everybody is entitled to their opinion and at the end of the day it will be the Players Committee that will make the decision. Obviously a lot of people have mentioned my name and that is nice," McGinley said Wednesday at the Thailand Open on the OneAsia Tour.

McGinley isn't without experience leading teams. He was twice captain of the victorious Great Britain & Ireland team at the Seve Trophy.

Though McGinley has perhaps been overshadowed by Darren Clarke as a potential '14 captain, and now by Monty, the Irishman is confident the European Tour Players' Committee will make the right decision next January.

"It is a position I have always enjoyed, but we will just have to wait and see," he said. "It is a long way down the road and it is important to stay focused on this Ryder Cup."

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