Westwood,Kaymer and Pieters selected as European Wildcards

Team Europe’s captain Darren Clarke today announced his three wildcard picks ahead of next months Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. The Northern Irishman selected Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters to complete his twelve man team.

British golfer Westwood has played in nine Ryder Cups to date and was expected to be selected. German Kaymer featured in the 2010,2012 and 2014 teams, holing the winning put for Europe in 2012.  24-year-old Belgian Pieters has impressed Clarke and makes his first appearance in a Ryder Cup.

Westwood will make his tenth appearance in the biennial contest, joining Christy O’Connor Snr and Bernhard Langer on that mark, just one behind Sir Nick Faldo’s European appearance record. Germany’s Kaymer will also be aiming to extend his unblemished record in Minnesota after featuring in each of the last three European victories.

Team Europe

  • Rory McIlroy
  • Danny Willett
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Chris Wood
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Justin Rose
  • Rafa Cabrea Bello
  • Andy Sullivan
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Martin Kaymer
  • Thomas Pieters
  • Lee Westwood

Captain: Darren Clarke

Vice-captains: Thomas Bjorn,Padraig Harrington,Paul Lawrie,Ian Poulter, Sam Torrance.

 

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