Adrian Meronk expressed his disappointment at not being picked as captain for the Ryder Cup last year. This played a significant role in his decision to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit. He admitted that the snub made it easier for him to focus on himself and less on other people’s opinions. Despite ranking ahead of Nicolai Højgaard in various metrics, including Europe’s Ryder Cup points list and the Official World Golf Ranking, Meronk was not chosen for the team. He described his emotions at hearing the news, expressing shock, sadness, and anger, and confirmed that he thought he had done enough to earn a spot on the team.
Now, Meronk is two events into his LIV career as a member of the Cleeks. His debut was lackluster, with a 47th place finish out of 54 players at the season opener. Despite this, he remains hopeful about his future and still aspires to play in the Ryder Cup. He aims to work hard on his game and give his best performance in hopes of making the team.