European Ryder Cup Team - Le Golf National 2018

Thomas Bjorn now has the difficult decision of choosing his four wildcards

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Thomas Bjorn has named his final four wildcards and Team Europe is complete

European Ryder Cup Team - Le Golf National 2018

Thomas Bjorn's 2018 European Ryder Cup team is now complete after the Dane picked Paul Casey (opens in new tab), Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson as his four wildcards.

Bjorn picked his wildcards just three days after the first eight players for his team were confirmed after the Made in Denmark where Thorbjorn Olesen was able to hang on to his final spot.

Olesen's T20th finish in Denmark was enough to seal his Ryder Cup debut under fellow Dane and good friend Thomas Bjorn.

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It was a tight race for the final spot, with Matt Fitzpatrick and Eddie Pepperell both in with a chance with one event to go in Denmark. Each man needed a victory to qualify and Fitzpatrick finished in T7th whilst Pepperell ended T56th.

In the States, Rafa Cabrera Bello's T7th finish at the Dell Tech Championship would have got him on the team but unfortunately for him, the event finished on Monday - one day too late.

He was then overloooked for a pick along with Made in Denmark winner Matt Wallace who birdied 10 of his final 13 holes to win for the third time this year. Others in contention for picks included Thomas Pieters and Russell Knox.

Open Champion Francesco Molinari qualifies for his third Ryder Cup in first place with Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren all making it through as well.

European Ryder Cup team - First eight qualifiers

Francesco Molinari Justin Rose Jon Rahm Rory McIlroy Tommy Fleetwood Tyrrell Hatton Alex Noren Thorbjorn Olesen

European Ryder Cup team - Wildcards

Paul Casey Sergio Garcia Ian Poulter Henrik Stenson

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The first 11 Americans are confirmed for the USA Ryder Cup team after Jim Furyk named Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as his his first three wildcard picks on Tuesday after the Dell Technologies Championship concluded.

Furyk makes his final pick after the BMW Championship with finishes on the 9th September.

The Ryder Cup gets underway on Friday 28th September with the USA defending the trophy after winning 17-11 at Hazeltine two years ago.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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