Who is playing for Team Europe at the 2023 Ryder Cup? Meet the 12 players
Let’s take a look at the European team captain Luke Donald chose for the Ryder Cup, scheduled for September 29th to October 1st.
The Ryder Cup golf tournament occurs every two years and is one of the most popular events in the golfing world. The tournament rotates between United States and European locations, with the upcoming competition scheduled at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy. This prestigious tournament features the world’s best golfers competing for their respective teams.
One interesting fact about the Ryder Cup is that the European team has not lost on their home soil since 1993. This impressive winning streak highlights the strength and skill of the European team and adds an extra layer of excitement to the competition as fans eagerly await to see if the streak will continue. The tournament promises to be thrilling, with both teams vying for victory and golf fans worldwide tuning in to watch the action unfold.
Luke Donald, the captain of the European golf team, announced the names of the six players who will represent the continent in the upcoming Rome competition last month. The six outstanding golfers invited are Ludvig Åberg from Sweden, Tommy Fleetwood from England, Nicolai Højgaard from Denmark, Shane Lowry from Ireland, Justin Rose from England, and Sepp Straka from Austria.
Each player has a remarkable track record in the sport and is expected to contribute significantly to the team’s success in the tournament.
The Ryder Cup’s twelve-man roster includes the six captain’s picks and the automatic qualifiers such as Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Robert MacIntyre, Viktor Hovland, Tyrrell Hatton, and Matt Fitzpatrick.
Who are the invited players for Team Europe?
One of the standout picks is a 23-year-old Swede named Åberg, a top player at Texas Tech. Åberg impressed the golfing world by winning his first professional tournament at the European Masters, which was only his ninth professional tournament after turning pro in June. Interestingly, this will be Åberg’s first time playing in the Ryder Cup without competing in a major championship.
The decision to include Højgaard in the Ryder Cup team was a bit of a surprise. Despite only having two European tour wins under his belt, the 22-year-old Danish golfer will now have the chance to gain valuable experience in the tournament. Højgaard managed to secure the final spot, beating out Adrian Meronk of Poland and Victor Perez of France.