2014 Ryder Cup: Meet Team Europe

The 2014 Ryder Cup begins on Friday. Here’s a closer look at the European team, which is trying to deliver a third straight title to the continent.

Thomas Bjorn – Age: 41; 3rd Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 6-3-1; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won Nedback Golf Challenge; 8th at The Masters; 4th in Euro Tour money rankings.

Jamie Donaldson – Age: 38; 1st Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 0-0-0; 2014 Combined Highlights: 2nd at WGC-Cadillac Championship; Won D+D REAL Czech Masters; 3rd in Euro Tour money rankings.

Victor Dubuission – Age: 24; 1st Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 0-0-0; 2014 Combined Highlights: 2nd at WGC-Match Play; 9th at The Open; 2nd at Nordea Masters; 8th in Euro Tour money rankings.

Stephen Gallacher – Age: 40; 1st Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 0-0-0; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won Omega Dubai Desert Classic; 2nd at Nordea Masters; 4th at Scottish Open; 3rd at 71 Open D’italia.

Sergio Garcia – Age: 34; 7th Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 28-16-8; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won Qatar Masters; 2nd at WGC-Bridgestone; 2nd at The Open Championship; 2nd in Euro Tour money rankings.

Martin Kaymer – Age: 29; 3rd Ryder Cup Appearance; Career  RC Record: 3-2-1; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won US Open; 6th on Euro Tour money rankings.

Graeme McDowell – Age: 35; 4th Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 5-5-2; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won Alstom Open de France; 5th at WGC-Match Play; 8th at WGC-Bridgestone; 9th at The Open Championship.

Rory McIlroy – Age: 25; 3rd Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 4-3-2; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won PGA Championship; Won The Open Championship; Won BMW PGA Championship; Won WGC-Bridgestone; Ranked #1 in the world; 1st on Euro Tour money rankings.

Ian Poulter – Age: 38; 5th Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 12-3-0; 2014 Combined Highlights: 5th at Volvo China Open; 17th at US Open; 56th in Euro Tour money rankings.

Justin Rose – Age: 34; 3rd Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 6-3-0; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won Scottish Open; 4th at WGC-Brdgestone; 12th at US Open; 7th on Euro Tour money rankings.

Henrik Stenson – Age: 38; 3rd Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 2-3-2; 2014 Combined Highlights: 3rd at PGA Championship; 2nd at BMW International Open; 4th at US Open; 5th at Nordea Masters; 5th at Volvo China Open; 4th at Nedbank Golf Challenge; 5th on Euro Tour money rankings.

Lee Westwood – Age: 41; 9th Ryder Cup Appearance; Career RC Record: 18-13-6; 2014 Combined Highlights: Won Maybank Malaysian Open; 7th at Masters; 15th at PGA Championship; 21st on Euro Tour money rankings.

 

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