Europe’s Ryder Cup team in full

Which players will be going to battle at Hazeltine?

Following Darren Clarke’s captain picks we take a look at how Team Europe will shape up at Hazeltine:

Henrik Stenson

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Henrik Stenson of Sweden reacts during the final round of men's golf on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Apps: 3 P11 W5 H2 L4 Singles 1-0-2 4somes 2-1-1 4balls 2-1-1

All four 2016 Major winners will be on show and Stenson’s standing will never have been higher coming into the matches. Odd to think he wasn’t part of the Miracle at Medinah. Expect him at the top of the team sheet whenever he tees it up.

Rory McIlroy

FARMINGDALE, NY - AUGUST 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks on the fifth hole during the final round of The Barclays in the PGA Tour FedExCup Play-Offs on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on August 28, 2016 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Apps: 3 P10 W4 H3 L3 Singles 2-1-0 4somes 0-2-0 4balls 2-1-2

Yet to find a partner he has truly clicked with, or his very best form for that matter, but still boasts a decent, if flattering, record. Never missed a match and will be heavily relied upon by his captain. Probably have to shepherd a rookie early doors.

Danny Willett 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Danny Willett of Great Britain plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of men's golf on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Rookie

Won in Dubai, won at Augusta and third at Wentworth at the end of May and, yet now, we’re all worried about his form. Had he squeezed onto the team we’d all be licking our lips at the prospect of Willett bouncing around Hazeltine.

Sergio Garcia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Sergio Garcia of Spain plays a practice round on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Apps: 7 P32 W18 H5 L9 Singles 3-0-4 4somes 9-2-2 4balls 6-3-3

This might be the best form the Spaniard has come into the matches for a number of years, in 2010 he was an assistant to Monty. Last time played alongside Rory which not be a luxury that Clarke can afford. Played in the very first Junior Ryder Cup in 1995, then an exhibition match.

Rafa Cabrera-Bello

GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 21: Rafa Cabrera Bello waves to the crowd on the 18th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 21, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rookie

Not missed a cut all season and makes his debut at 32. Hits a lot of greens so the lazy conclusion is that he will feature in the foursomes. Even lazier is that he will partner Sergio Garcia, because he’s also Spanish. Third at the World Match Play this year.

Justin Rose

FARMINGDALE, NY - AUGUST 28: Justin Rose of England walks on the fifth hole during the final round of The Barclays in the PGA Tour FedExCup Play-Offs on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on August 28, 2016 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Apps: 3 P14 (W9 H2 L3) Singles 2-1-0 4somes 4-1-1 4balls 2-1-2

Quickly developed into Mr Dependable and could well lead us off with the Open champion (though he may leave the gold medal at home). Only he and Rory played all five rounds in 2014 and will be relied heavily upon again. Note to Capt Love – has played at No 4 in all three singles.

Chris Wood

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Chris Wood of England celebrates victory on the 18th green during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 29, 2016 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Rookie

Blimey, what do we know about the Bristolian in matchplay? Two differing Seve Trophy outings (4.5/5 2009, 1/5 2013) which tells us nothing. Was at the 2002 Ryder Cup at The Belfry watching his heroes Sergio and Tiger. Expect to hear a lot about his height (6”6).

Andy Sullivan 

AALBORG, DENMARK - AUGUST 26: Andy Sullivan of England smiles on the 1st hole during the second round of Made in Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort on August 26, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rookie

Spent his EurAsia Cup in the company of Shane Lowry so that tells us nothing about his likely partner. So we are all sent scurrying to his Walker Cup record in 2011 – Jack Senior. Oh. So expect an upbeat character with soft hands. Rory?

Matthew Fitzpatrick

AALBORG, DENMARK - AUGUST 24: Matthew Fitzpatrick of England in action during the Pro Am prior to the start of Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort on August 24, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rookie

Just turned 22, still looks 12 and some effort to make this side. Has already won a matchplay in the States when he captured the US Amateur at Brookline. Would take a big leap of faith to pair him with his fellow, er, Sheffielder. (Is that a word?)

Captain’s picks

Lee Westwood

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 21: Lee Westwood of England takes his third shot on the 12th hole during day four of the D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort on August 21, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)

Apps: 9 P41 (W20 H6 L15) Singles 3-0-6 4somes 9-4-4 4balls 8-3-4

There will be whispers about friends in high places but when you’ve finished second at Augusta, played in the final (and very odd) pairing at the US Open with Dustin Johnson and have contributed 23 points going back to 1997 then those people can pipe down.

Martin Kaymer 

AALBORG, DENMARK - AUGUST 28: Martin Kaymer of Germany tees off on the 9th hole during the final round of Made in Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort on August 28, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Apps: 3 P10 (W4 L3 H3) Singles 2-0-1 4somes 0-2-0 4balls 2-2-1

I don’t really have a memory of the German ever playing that well (other than THAT putt) in the Ryder Cup, yet he still has a winning record. Don’t expect him to play in the foursomes. Do, maybe, expect him to shepherd a rookie in the fourballs.

Thomas Pieters

Europe's Ryder Cup team

Rookie

The right choice from Clarke given how the Belgian has risen to the challenge. Supposedly Pieters is the talk of the caddyshack as being the one to watch. Won’t struggle for length or a witty one-liner. We expect great things, and a couple of points, from the 24-year-old.

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