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Paul Lawrie upset at Cup teammates

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Paul Lawrie says he's disappointed that eight of his Ryder Cup teammates will miss next week's Seve Trophy in France.

Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter won't be playing for Britain and Ireland despite being the team's six leading qualifiers. Sergio Garcia and Peter Hanson have declined places on the Continental Europe team.

The Seve Trophy, played in non-Ryder Cup years, is named after the late Seve Ballesteros, who died in 2011 from complications of a cancerous brain tumor.

"It's disappointing for ... the [European] Tour, who have done a great job putting it on, and for Seve and his family," Lawrie said. "Most of us are out there playing because of what Seve did years ago."