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30.08.2016

2016 Ryder Cup: the end of the suspense


Captain Darren Clarke has made his choice. Lee Westwood (ENG), Martin Kymer (GER) and Thomas Pieters (BEL) complete the list of European players.

The 2016 Ryder Cup will take place from 30th September to 2nd October in Chaska, Minnesota (USA).  Every two years, the United States of America and Europe face each other in this team competition. The old continent is titleholder since 2010.

There were three unknown players in the composition of the European Team. Early Tuesday afternoon, captain Darren Clarke ended the suspense and announced the selection of Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters.

These players complete the list that already includes Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Sergio Garcia (member of Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre), Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Andy Sullivan, Danny Willett and Chris Wood. The OMEGA European Masters 2016 entry list therefore includes five Ryder Cup players: Willett (titleholder), Fitzpatrick, Wood, Sullivan and Westwood. The captain of the European team Darren Clarke will also be in the run in Crans-Montana. At age 48, he is in his 27th season on the profesionnal circuit.  He has also participated 5 times in the Ryder Cup as a player.

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