European Team members Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy following Europe's 14.5 to 13.5 victory over the USA at the 2010 Ryder Cup. (David Cannon/Getty Images)
in a three-minute phone call
According to The Independent
"It was a brave decision, there are many people who have gone through with things that they feel in hindsight that they shouldn't have ... It really was a big decision to call it off and to take all that heat and pressure and stress. It would have been simpler to keep going ... I'm sure it was very difficult for the both of them and it being played out in the media is tough as well."
won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth was ousted in the first round
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