29 Sep '13, 3pm

Column: Ballesteros deserves better than no-shows

Column: Ballesteros deserves better than no-shows

Seve Ballesteros deserves better. Much better. This week’s Seve Trophy at Saint-Nom-La-Breteche in Paris is a sad reflection on some of Europe’s top players who have decided not to play in an event to remember Europe’s greatest, most charismatic player. Former Open champion Paul Lawrie is right in denouncing seven of his Ryder Cup teammates who have opted out of the event. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter qualified for the GB & I team but won’t be in Paris. Sergio Garcia qualified for the European team but has also declined to play. So, too, has FedEx Cup winner Henrik Stenson. “I think it’s extremely disappointing that a lot of the guys are not playing,” Lawrie said. “It’s disappointing for everyone involved – for the Tour, who have done a great job putting it on; and for Seve and his family. “I mean, my God, most of us...

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