|Dates||September 30 – October 2, 2016|
|Venue||Hazeltine National Golf Club|
|Captains||Davis Love III (USA) Darren Clarke (Europe)|
Surely this has to be Europe’s trophy? With the depth of talent currently playing at the top of their game this must be the year that Europe totally dominate the Ryder Cup mustn’t it?
Before that first tee shot on September 30, however, come the wild card selections on August 30. This is when Darren Clarke will name his three players who will join those who have already qualified (see below).
So, how is Team Europe shaping up? The following names are guaranteed their spot on the plane to Minnesota: Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, Henrik Stenson, Chris Wood, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Andy Sullivan and Matt Fitzpatrick.
Some big names are set to miss out! However, the favourites for the wild card spots are Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Russell Knox. You have to say, it’s a strong side given the likes of Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald and Shane Lowry are looking like missing out… maybe.