Ryder Cup: The European team plays the United States, and the final will be played by Padraig Harrington


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Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry will play for Europe in this month’s Ryder Cup against the United States, after captain Padraig Harrington declared them substitutes.

Joining Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger, all placed in the rankings.

“I am absolutely delighted with my team, with all our choices we have the strongest 10, 11 and 12 we have ever had,” Harrington said.

On the inclusion of 45-year-old Poulter, who will play in his seventh Ryder Cup, Harrington added: “He is undefeated in singles. He rises, he raises his partners, he raises the team.

“I get a player who is probably in the best shape of his life. He consistently motivates the people around him. That’s so important to the team. I know I have players who are good enough to deliver, and Poulter is at the heart of Our team.”

More to come.

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