Paul Lawrie has said that it is "extremely disappointing" to see Great Britain and Ireland's stars withdraw from next week's Seve Trophy at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Breteche.
Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter - all six of GB&I's qualifiers - have opted out of the biennial event against Europe, allowing Lawrie the chance to play.
"If they all played, I wouldn't have got a game, which I think would have been OK with me," Sky Sports News quotes the 44-year-old as saying. "You want the strongest team, you want two teams going at each other at full strength.
"As it is these guys are not playing and I'm getting a game, which I'm delighted about. I'd walk to Paris to play on that team next week, I would have done whatever it would have taken.
"I think it's important. You're representing GB&I, you're representing Seve and what he stood for, for Europe. He started it all off for us. I personally would never turn down playing in that. I think it's extremely disappointing that a lot of the guys are not playing."
Sam Torrance will lead the GB&I team in France.