Team
Darren Clarke holds the Ryder Cup next to his Team sheet
Team

Europe

Team Europe in focus

With little more than a week remaining before Team Europe take on their American counterparts in The 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, we drill down into the make-up of this year’s side. 

In Team Europe are:

12 players from 6 different nationalities

England (Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose, Andy Sullivan, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, Chris Wood)
Spain (Rafa Cabrera Bello, Sergio Garcia)
Belgium (Thomas Pieters)
Germany (Martin Kaymer) 
Northern Ireland (Rory McIlroy) 
Sweden (Henrik Stenson) 

95 European Tour wins between them

Lee Westwood (23)
Rory McIlroy (13) 
Henrik Stenson (11)
Martin Kaymer (11)
Sergio Garcia (11)
Justin Rose (8)
Danny Willett (5)
Chris Wood (3)
Andy Sullivan (3)
Thomas Pieters (3)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (2)
Matt Fitzpatrick (2)

3 former World Number Ones

Martin Kaymer
Rory McIlroy
Lee Westwood

5 Major Champions with 9 titles between them 

Rory McIlroy (4)
Martin Kaymer (2)
Justin Rose (1) 
Henrik Stenson (1)
Danny Willett (1)

6 Ryder Cup veterans with 28 combined appearances for Team Europe

Lee Westwood - 9 (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) 
Sergio Garcia - 7 (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014)
Martin Kaymer - 3 (2010, 2012, 2014)
Rory McIlroy - 3 (2010, 2012 and 2014) 
Justin Rose - 3 (2008, 2012 and 2014) 
Henrik Stenson 3 (2006, 2008 and 2014)

73 Ryder Cup points won between them

Lee Westwood (23)
Sergio Garcia (20½)
Justin Rose (10)
Rory McIlroy (8) 
Henrik Stenson (6)
Martin Kaymer (5½)

6 Ryder Cup rookies

Rafa Cabrera Bello
Matt Fitzpatrick
Thomas Pieters
Andy Sullivan
Danny Willett
Chris Wood

5 players inside the top 12 of the Official World Golf Ranking (as of September 18):

Rory McIlroy (3)
Henrik Stenson (5)
Danny Willett (10)
Justin Rose (11)
Sergio Garcia (12)

5 former European Tour Number Ones

Rory McIlroy (2012, 2014, 2015)
Lee Westwood (2000, 2009)
Henrik Stenson (2013)
Martin Kaymer (2010)
Justin Rose (2007) 

4 players who finished inside the top ten when the US PGA Championship was held at Hazeltine in 2009

Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy (tied third)
Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson (tied sixth)

An average age of 31
Youngest – Matt Fitzpatrick (22)
Oldest – Lee Westwood (43)

9 players who won a combined 15 trophies during the qualification period (September 3, 2015 – August 28, 2016)

Rory McIlroy - 2 (2015 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai 2016 Duty Free Irish Open)
Danny Willett - 2 (2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, 2016 Masters Tournament)
Henrik Stenson - 2 (2016 BMW International Open, 2016 The Open Championship)
Justin Rose - 2 (2015 UBS Hong Kong Open, 2016 Olympic Men’s Golf Competition)
Matt Fitzpatrick - 2 (2015 British Masters supported by Sky Sports, 2016 Nordea Masters)
Thomas Pieters - 2 (2015 KLM Open, 2016 Made in Denmark)
Chris Wood - 1 (2016 BMW PGA Championship)
Sergio Garcia - 1 (2016 AT&T Byron Classic)
Andy Sullivan - 1 (2015 Portugal Masters) 

5 former Walker Cup players

Justin Rose (1997)
Rory McIlroy (2007)
Danny Willett (2007)
Andy Sullivan (2011)
Matt Fitzpatrick (2013)

3 Junior Ryder Cup winners
Sergio Garcia (1995) 
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1999)
Rory McIlroy (2004)

One Olympic Gold Medalist

Justin Rose