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Matt Wallace disappointed after Ryder Cup omission

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-09-06 22:00:20

A fourth victory in 15 months had given Wallace hope of featuring in Europe's side later this month, only for him to receive a call from Bjorn on Tuesday afternoon to say that would not be the case.

"Obviously I'm disappointed," Wallace told Sky Sports. "That was my goal and my dream and I thought I showed enough on the Sunday to get a pick.

"Beem omission understandable"

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"He [Bjorn] called me up to say how impressed he was and well I've been playing. He was very complimentary about my game and my mind-set and ultimately he said it was not good news.

"I accept that, I respect his decision. I've looked at the people he has picked and he has gone with experience, which I believe they probably need aswell."

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Wallace is in action this week at the Omega European Masters, posting an opening-round 68, with the Englishman looking to use missing out on Le Golf National as motivation for the months ahead.

"I fully back Team Europe now to go and give the Americans a good go," Wallace added. "Hopefully I can be there supporting or helping out.

"I've had a lot of disappointments in my life and my career playing golf, and I've always used it as fire to get better. This is probably one of the biggest ones you can have, so I just say watch this space now."

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