Donald favours Rose link-up
Luke Donald feels he and Justin Rose could form a solid pairing at this year's Ryder Cup after playing together at Wentworth.
The Englishmen were paired together for the final round at last week's BMW PGA Championship, with Donald going on to win the event to return to the top of the world rankings and Rose claiming a share of second place. Donald is a certainty to be in Jose Maria Olazabal's side for the trip to Medinah Country Club later this year, while Rose already has one foot in the door with one victory and four other top 10s in an excellent first half of the season. Donald and Rose are good friends off the course and are both seemingly at the top of their games and Donald would love to play with the South African-born star in the prestigious event, if possible. "I think we would make a good partnership, whether it was fourballs or foursomes," he said. "Justin's a solid player. I don't have any doubt he'll be in the team." Despite Europe's dominance in the event in recent years, there is an emerging group of Americans who could form the basis of a strong side for the September event, and Donald feels it will be a titanic tussle stateside between two excellent teams. "I think it's shaping up nicely our team," he added. "The US guys are playing well and it's going to be a tough battle, as it always is."