Luke Donald has selected his captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup. Ludvig Aberg, Tommy Fleetwood, Nicolai Højgaard, Shane Lowry, Justin Rose and Sepp Straka complete his 12-man European Team in Italy.
His 6 captain’s picks join Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland, Robert MacIntyre, Rory McIlroy, and Jon Rahm. All of these golfers qualified automatically for the contest against the United States. The competition between Europe and USA takes place at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, from September 29 – October 1.
About Team Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks
Sweden’s Aberg, Denmark’s Højgaard and Austria’s Straka will be making their first appearance for Europe in the Ryder Cup. Ireland’s Shane Lowry will be playing in his first on European soil having been part of the team at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin two years ago.
It will be Englishman Fleetwood’s third consecutive Ryder Cup. Fleetwood memorably made his debut in 2018 when he won four points out of five in Paris. Justin Rose returns to the European Team for the first time since that contest at Le Golf National five years ago. Rose will make his sixth Ryder Cup appearance overall, having previously featured in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.
What Luke Donald Said About Team Europe
European Captain Donald said: “I am delighted to announce Ludvig, Tommy, Nicolai, Shane, Justin and Sepp as part of Team Europe, joining the six players who qualified automatically.
“We have great depth of talent in Europe, and that is perfectly illustrated with the team we now have confirmed for Rome, which is a strong blend of players with previous experience combined with exciting and talented rookies.
“I’m really pleased to have this team now in place, and we are all looking forward to going to Rome later this month and trying to win back the Ryder Cup.”
Who’s in the European Team for the Ryder Cup
Ludvig Aberg (Sweden). Age 23.
Matt Fitzpatrick (England). Age 29.
Tommy Fleetwood (England) Age 32.
Tyrrell Hatton (England). Age 31.
Nicolai Højgaard (Denmark). Age 22.
Viktor Hovland (Norway). Age 25.
Shane Lowry (Ireland). Age 36.
Robert MacIntyre (Scotland). Age 27.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland). Age 34.
Jon Rahm (Spain). Age 28.
Justin Rose (England) Age 43.
Sepp Straka (Austria). Age 30.