Rory McIlroy sends a strong message to the LIV Golf rebels who are absent from the Ryder Cup, stating that they will miss the tournament more than Europe will miss them. This marks the first Ryder Cup without Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and Sergio Garcia, as they were banned and fined for joining the Saudi-backed breakaway league. McIlroy, now the most experienced European player, acknowledges that it feels strange without them but believes they will realize the impact of their decision this week.
He also mentions the ever-changing landscape of golf and speculates on their future involvement. Justin Rose, a friend of Poulter, emphasizes the strong winning culture in the European team and the presence of influential figures like Thomas Bjorn and Luke Donald. Jon Rahm, Europe's star player, seeks advice from Garcia and Poulter, recognizing the challenge of filling their roles.