European Ryder Cup Team 2016

Will these men be able to retain the trophy at Hazeltine?

European Ryder Cup Team 2016

The European Ryder Cup team for Hazeltine has been announced - to take place on the 29th September - 1st October

European Ryder Cup Team 2016

Related: USA Ryder Cup Team 2016

Rory McIlroy

 

Ryder Cup appearances: 3 (2010, 2012, 2014) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 6-4-4 World Ranking: 5 (Career best: 1) Professional titles: 20 Majors: 4 (2011 US Open, 2012 USPGA, 2014 Open, 2014 USPGA) Age: 27

 

Danny Willett

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie World Ranking: 11 (Career high: 9) Professional titles: 5 Majors: 1 (2016 Masters) Age: 28

 

Henrik Stenson

 

Ryder Cup appearances: 3 (2006, 2008, 2014) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 5-4-2 World Ranking: 4 (Career high: 2) Professional titles: 19 Majors: 1 (2016 Open Championship) Age: 40

 

Chris Wood

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie World Ranking: 28 (Career high: 22) Professional titles: 4 Age: 28

 

Sergio Garcia

Ryder Cup appearances: 7 (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 18-9-5 World Ranking: 12 (Career high: 2) Professional titles: 29 Age: 36

 

Rafael Cabrera-Bello

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie World Ranking: 27 (Career best: 26) Professional titles: 5 Age: 32

 

Justin Rose

Ryder Cup appearances: 3 (2008, 2012, 2014) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 9-3-2 World Ranking: 10 (Career best: 3) Majors: 1 (2013 US Open) Age: 36

 

Andy Sullivan

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie World Ranking: 42 (Career best: 28) Professional titles: 3 Age: 29

 

Matt Fitzpatrick

 

 

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie World Ranking: 48 (Career best: 32) Professional titles: 2 Age: 22

 

Lee Westwood

Ryder Cup appearances: 9 (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 20-15-6 World Ranking: 46 (Career best: 1) Professional titles: 42 Age: 43

 

Martin Kaymer

Ryder Cup appearances: 3 (2010, 2012, 2014) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 4-3-3 World Ranking: 50 (Career best: 1) Professional titles: 22 Majors: 2 (2010 USPGA, 2014 US Open) Age: 31

 

Thomas Pieters

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie World Ranking: 41 (Career best: 38) Professional titles: 3 Age: 24

Captain

Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke

Ryder Cup appearances: 5 (1997,99,2002,04,06) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 10-7-3 Professional titles: 25 Majors: 1 (2011 Open) Age: 48

Vice Captains

Paul Lawrie

Paul Lawrie

Ryder Cup appearances: 2 (1999,2012) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 4-3-1 Professional titles: 13 Majors: 1 (1999 Open) Age: 47

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington

Ryder Cup appearances: 5 (1999,2002,04,06,08) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 7-11-3 Professional titles: 35 Majors: 3 (2007,08 Open, 2008 USPGA) Age: 45

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter

Ryder Cup appearances: 5 (2004,08,10,12,14) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 12-4-2 Professional titles: 20 Majors: 0 Age: 40

Sam Torrance

Sam Torrance

Ryder Cup appearances: 8 (1981,83,85,87,89,91,93,95) Ryder Cup record (W-L-H): 7-15-6 Professional titles: 32 Majors: 0 Age: 63

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