The teams are in. The date is on. The board is set. Let's meet the players that make up the European team that's heading to Whistling Straits

Nine players qualified and three players were chosen by captain Padraig Harrington to make up the 2021 European Ryder Cup team.

In no particular order – accept alphabetical – here’s the tale of the tape for the visitors…

European Ryder Cup team

Paul Casey

Age: 44
Qualified via: World Points list

Paul Casey WITB

Appearances: 4 (2004, 2006, 2008, 2018)
Matches: 12
Points: 6.5
Overall record: 4-3-5
Fourballs: 2-1-3
Foursomes: 1-1-0
Singles: 1-1-2

Matt Fitzpatrick

Age: 27
Qualified via: World Points list

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Appearances: 1 (2016)
Matches: 2
Points: 0
Overall record: 0-2-0
Fourballs: 0-0-0
Foursomes: 0-1-0
Singles: 0-1-0

Tommy Fleetwood

Age: 30
Qualified via: European Points list

Players Championship report

Appearances: 1 (2018)
Matches: 5
Points: 4
Overall record: 4-1-0
Fourballs: 2-0-0
Foursomes: 2-0-0
Singles: 0-1-0

Sergio Garcia

Age: 41
Qualified via: Captain’s pick

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Appearances: 9 (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Matches: 31
Points: 25.5
Overall record: 22-12-7
Fourballs: 8-4-3
Foursomes: 10-4-3
Singles: 4-4-1

Tyrrell Hatton

Age: 29
Qualified via: European Points list

Tyrrell Hatton WITB

Appearances: 1 (2018)
Matches: 12
Points: 1
Overall record: 1-2-0
Fourballs: 1-1-0
Foursomes: 0-0-0
Singles: 0-1-0

Victor Hovland

Age: 23
Qualified via: World Points list

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Appearances: Rookie

Shane Lowry

Age: 34
Qualified via: Captain’s pick

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Appearances: Rookie

Rory McIlroy

Age: 32
Qualified via: World Points list

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Appearances: 5 (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Matches: 24
Points: 12
Overall record: 11-9-4
Fourballs: 4-3-2
Foursomes: 5-4-1
Singles: 2-2-1

Ian Poulter

Age: 45
Qualified via: Captain’s pick

Ian Poulter WITB

Appearances: 6 (2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018)
Matches: 22
Points: 15
Overall record: 14-6-2
Fourballs: 4-4-1
Foursomes: 5-2-0
Singles: 5-0-1

Jon Rahm

Age: 26
Qualified via: European Points list

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Appearances: 1 (2018)
Matches: 0
Points: 1
Overall record: 1-2-0
Fourballs: 0-2-0
Foursomes: 0-0-0
Singles: 1-0-0

Bernd Wiesberger

Age: 35
Qualified via: European Points list

Bernd Wiesberger WITB 2019

Appearances: Rookie

Lee Westwood

Age: 48
Qualified via: World Points list

European Tour

Appearances: 10 (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Matches: 44
Points: 23
Overall record: 20-18-6
Fourballs: 8-6-2
Foursomes: 9-5-4
Singles: 3-7-0

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