Lawrie criticises absent stars
Paul Lawrie admits he is baffled by the fact Europe's star names are swerving next week's Seve Trophy.
All six of Great Britain and Ireland's top qualifiers - Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter - , leaving Lawrie as the only player from last year's Ryder Cup to feature in Sam Torrance's team.
"If they all played, I wouldn't have got a game, which I think would have been okay with me, because you want the strongest team, you want two teams going at each other at full strength," Lawrie said.
"As it is these guys are not playing and I'm getting a game, which I'm delighted about. I'd walk to Paris to play on that team next week, I would have done whatever it would have taken.
"I think it's important. You're representing GB&I, you're representing Seve and what he stood for, for Europe. He started it all off for us. I personally would never turn down playing in that. I think it's extremely disappointing that a lot of the guys are not playing.
"I'm not slagging them off, I just think that with Seve's name attached to it and the idea behind it, it's kind of the equivalent to the President's Cup for the American boys.
"It's disappointing for everyone involved in it, for the European Tour who had done a great job putting it on and for Seve and his family. I mean, my God, most of us are out here playing because of what he did years ago."