Ryder Cup Wives and Girlfriends

It isn't just the players who attract interest at the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup players are not the only people on show at Hazeltine with their wives and girlfriends also taking the limelight throughout the week - meet some of the more unfamiliar faces on show this week

Ryder Cup Wives and Girlfriends

The Ryder Cup is a truly team event and with the players come their wives and girlfriends, who are there to support the team, but also to add a bit of glitz and glamour to proceedings.

Darren Clarke will be looking for support from his wife Alison, as he attempts to lead Europe to another victory on foreign soil.

Masters Champion Danny has already put his wife Nicole through a lot this year with a victory at Augusta in the Masters coming just days after the birth of their first child.

Rookies make up half the team this year for Europe and these young men will need the support of loved one while being in the pressure-cooker environment that playing an away Ryder Cup creates.

These unfamiliar faces will be beamed onto our television sets for the next week, so get to know them a bit better with our gallery below. Pictures will be updated for both teams throughout the week.

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Darren Clarke and his wife Alison Clarke

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Darren Clarke and his wife Alison Clarke

Thomas Bjorn and his girlfriend Grace Barber

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Thomas Bjorn and his girlfriend Grace Barber

Rafa Cabrera Bello with his girlfriend Sofia Lundstedt

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Rafa Cabrera Bello with his girlfriend Sofia Lundstedt

Thomas Pieters with his girlfriend Eva Bossaerts

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Thomas Pieters with his girlfriend Eva Bossaerts

Lee Westwood with his girlfriend Helen Storey

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Lee Westwood with his girlfriend Helen Storey

Danny Willett with his wife Nicole Wiillett

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Danny Willett with his wife Nicole Wiillett

Chris Wood with his wife Bethany Wood

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Chris Wood with his wife Bethany Wood

Sam Torrance poses with his wife Suzanne Torrance and son Daniel Torrance

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Sam Torrance poses with his wife Suzanne Torrance and son Daniel Torrance

Paul Lawrie with his wife Marian Lawrie

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Paul Lawrie with his wife Marian Lawrie

Rory McIlroy with fiance Erica Stoll

Rory McIlroy with fiance Erica Stoll

Rory McIlroy with fiance Erica Stoll

Rory McIlroy with fiance Erica Stoll

Henrik Stenson and wife Emma Stenson

Henrik Stenson and wife Emma Stenson
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Henrik Stenson and wife Emma Stenson

Henrik Stenson and wife Emma Stenson

Vice-captain Padraig Harrington and wife Caroline Harrington

Vice-captain Padraig Harrington and wife Caroline Harrington
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Vice-captain Padraig Harrington and wife Caroline Harrington

Vice-captain Padraig Harrington and wife Caroline Harrington

Davis Love III and his wife Robin Love

Davis Love III and his wife Robin Love
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Davis Love III and his wife Robin Love

Davis Love III and his wife Robin Love

Dustin Johnson and girlfriend Paulina Gretzky

Dustin Johnson and girlfriend Paulina Gretzky
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Dustin Johnson and girlfriend Paulina Gretzky

Dustin Johnson and girlfriend Paulina Gretzky

Phil Mickelson and wife Amy Mickelson

Phil Mickelson and wife Amy Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson and wife Amy Mickelson

Phil Mickelson and wife Amy Mickelson

Patrick Reed and wife Justine Reed

Patrick Reed and wife Justine Reed
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Patrick Reed and wife Justine Reed

Patrick Reed and wife Justine Reed

Ryan Moore and wife Nichole Moore

Ryan Moore and wife Nichole Moore
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Ryan Moore and wife Nichole Moore

Ryan Moore and wife Nichole Moore

Matt Kuchar and wife Sybi Kuchar

Matt Kuchar and wife Sybi Kuchar
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Matt Kuchar and wife Sybi Kuchar

Matt Kuchar and wife Sybi Kuchar

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