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Monty second-guesses McGinley's Poulter-Gallacher pairing

September 26, 2014

Former European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie second-guessed current captain Paul McGinley for pairing Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher in a morning four-ball match Friday.


Paul McGinley talking to Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter (Getty Images photo)

"Ian Poulter wasn't playing well," Montgomerie said during his stint in the Golf Channel booth. "He was 70th on the U.S. money list, is 50th on the European money list. I'm not saying a surprise pick, but at the same time you had to pick him because of his past performances. But to give Stephen Gallacher someone that's struggling with his own game…Stephen Gallacher, who's a rookie playing in Scotland, on a home track, I didn't like that European pairing at all.

"And Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth were playing fantastic. I am shocked they're not playing this afternoon."

Reed and Spieth defeated Poulter and Gallacher, 5 and 4.