Ryder Cup: The FULL Player Profiles for Team Europe at Whistling Straits

Team Europe have a fantastic mixture of experience and freshness on their side and they are set to take on America in Wisconsin.

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021

Ryder Cup: The FULL Player Profiles for Team Europe at Whistling Straits
Padraig Harrington has his European side locked in and ready to go for the Ryder Cup this week, after receiving a lot of heat and pressure for his wildcard picks.

Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry were chosen, but many golf fans thought that Justin Rose should have been selected for his sixth event appearance.

Nonetheless, they have travelled to Whistling Straits to set upon their preparations and for the likes of Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, they have seen it all before.

The freshness will come from rookies Lowry, Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger, while Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton will be making only their second appearance.

The Europeans may not match Steve Stricker's US side for PGA Tour wins and major championships, but they will make up for that with their passion and spirit.

Rory McIlroy

Age: 32

World Ranking: 15

Major wins: 4

PGA Tour wins: 19

Ryder Cup appearances: 5

Viktor Hovland

Age: 24

World Ranking: 14

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 2

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie

Ian Poulter

Age: 45

World Ranking: 49

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 3

Ryder Cup appearances: 6

Lee Westwood

Age: 48

World Ranking: 34

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 2

Ryder Cup appearances: 10

Jon Rahm

Age: 26

World Ranking: 1

Major wins: 1

PGA Tour wins: 6

Ryder Cup appearances: 1

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Matt Fitzpatrick

Age: 27

World Ranking: 27

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 0

Ryder Cup appearances: 1

Bernd Wiesberger

Age: 35

World Ranking: 63

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 0

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie

Tyrrell Hatton

Age: 29

World Ranking: 19

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 1

Ryder Cup appearances: 1

Tommy Fleetwood

Age: 30

World Ranking: 36

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 0

Ryder Cup appearances: 1

Sergio Garcia

Age: 41

World Ranking: 43

Major wins: 1

PGA Tour wins: 11

Ryder Cup appearances: 9

Shane Lowry

Age: 34

World Ranking: 42

Major wins: 1

PGA Tour wins: 2

Ryder Cup appearances: Rookie

Paul Casey

Age: 44

World Ranking: 24

Major wins: 0

PGA Tour wins: 3

Ryder Cup appearances: 4

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