For the 3rd on a row, Mcllroy (Rory) has been picked in same squad as Kaymer -and the latter has admitted no problem in playing with the Irish star’s Nike ball.
“If you are playing with somebody in practice rounds, there is a possibility that one might like to pair with him in the fourballor foursomes. But honestly speaking, I feel after today’s round, we would sit down & try to come up with some proper plan as what is going to be on the Friday morning”, remarked Martin.
“Yes I played with Rory today once again- however, that does not imply that I would be playing with him on Friday morning. We gel pretty good as people & I feel in the end it is really vital, especially for foursomes, as it is such a hard game, you have to have a good bonding with your teammate. And it is no secret that me & Rory share a good bond. But then, I gel well with Sergio & Henrik & Ian.”
While approached on whether he would mind if he needs to use Rory’s Nike ball whilst they play foursomes, the American star golfer stressed- “I won’t really care to play with his Nike ball, till it’s white & not pink.”
I had a game with Creamer (Paula) the past week at SAP day & I was struggling with the ball. However, till it’s white, I do not care.”
Apart from Rory & Martin, the other pairs were Graeme McDowell & Victor Dubuisson as well as Ian Poulter & Justin Rose. Garcia (Sergio) was in Rory’s group too for the 2nd time & seems to be a probable fourball mate for the Irish star. Stephen Gallacher and Lee Westwood were together for 2nd day running.