Double Blow For Seamus Power – Misses Out On Ryder Cup Selection & Withdraws From Irish Open

It’s been a double blow for affable Irish gofler Seamus Power with injury forcing him out of this week’s Horizon Irish Open at the K Club with injury.

Power, who represents the host K. Club on tour,  has been struggling with the injury since the Genesis Scottish Open – which he pulled out of after nine holes, an injury that clearly derailed his Ryder Cup selection aspiratons.

Seamus Power forced out due to injury from this week’s Irish Open

The two-time PGA Tour winner last teed-up in contesting the  151st Open Championship in Royal Liverpool after extensive physio work but missed the cut.

The West Waterford man wasn’t one of Luke Donald’s six wildcard picks for Europe to face the USA in Rome at the end of the month after a disappointing 2023 which saw him fail to register a top-10 finish and miss out on the Tourearn Championship in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Earlier this year he spoke of the excitement in teeing-up in January’s inaugural Hero Cup, and in travelling to Abu Dhabi that would lead to Ryder Cup selection but alas it is not to be.

Indeed, it was Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre and Power who were teamed in the very first match against European rivals Sepp Straka and Adrian Meronk to deliver GB & I a 4 & 3 opening match triumph.

As we now know, MacIntyre earned automatic Ryder Cup selection while Straka was rightfully awarded a ‘wildcard’ pick by captain Luke Donald.

Power made his Irish Open debut in Mount Juliet last year and is the touring professional of the K Club, this week’s host venue.

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