Living in the US has cost me a Ryder Cup place – Knox

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Russell Knox missed the cut at last year's Open Championship at Carnoustie. Scottish OpenVenue: The Renaissance Club Dates: July 11-14

Russell Knox says playing most of his golf in the United States has hampered his chances of earning a place in the European market Ryder Cup – team.

Knox was born in Inverness but moved with his family to America after leaving school and living in Florida.

He missed out on automatic selection for the last two Ryder Cups and was overlooked because of a wildcard by Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn.

"I honestly don't see that [me] ever gets picked," Knox said.

"I am an American citizen, my father is, my whole family lives there." At the same time I have the feeling that I am Scottish, I was born here, I live here until I was 18.

"But I will always remain an outsider. Nothing will ever change."

The next Ryder Cup will take place in 2020 in Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, with the European team led by it Irish Padraig Harrington.

Knox, who is currently 70th in the world rankings, says he focuses on trying to earn one of nine automatic places in the 12-member team.

"I'm already thinking about the Ryder Cup," he said. changed for me. I'm tired of not making that team.

"I'm going to do everything I can to miss that team when it comes. It's as simple as if I play well, I'll be there and if I don't, then I don't have a chance."

Knox participates in the Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian, but it is only his second regular event in the European Tour with most of his golf played in America.

Will he play more in Europe in an attempt to strengthen his Ryder Cup hopes?

"Not necessarily. Maybe when the time is right next season, that's something I'll look at. I'm around," he said.

"But I have to play my way back to the top 50 of the world, I have to be part of the big championships, the big WGC events, they count."

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