26th of September 2012 Author: Glo Wood
Paul Lawrie and Sergio Garcia are back in their rightful places as members of the 2012 European Ryder Cup team. They are set to go against the United States this week at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois for the 39th Ryder Cup.
"For me it was definitely, I want to be back on that team," Garcia said to the media on Wednesday. "I definitely don't want to be back as a vice-captain.
"It was definitely a little bit of an inspiration to see your team mates playing and you not really being able to do much," he said of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
"I wasn't able to hit a shot there. It was a good experience. Difficult but it was good."
Lawrie was nearing the end of his career while Garcia considered retiring. Both men were given a second wind as they looked on as Europe beat the U.S. in the 2010 Ryder Cup. Not serving as members of the team affected both players driving them to get their game on once again.
"Roundabout Celtic Manor time, I wasn't putting the time in that I should have been putting in," said Lawrie. "I had let my game and myself kind of go a little bit.
"I was sitting there talking about guys hitting shots in a tournament that I wanted to play in again. So you knuckle down and you do the work that's needed to be done.
"I think commentating there was the biggest factor. You realise how big a tournament this is. You realise how huge it is."
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