Ryder Cup: Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia receive Europe wildcards

Updated 11:01 AM EDT, Wed September 5, 2018

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Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson picked for Europe

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau US picks

Ryder Cup set for Le Golf National, Paris from Sept.28

(CNN) —  

Europe’s Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter received a wildcard to make his sixth appearance in the biennial competition against the United States in Paris later this month.

The Englishman was one of captain Thomas Bjorn’s four picks, alongside countryman Paul Casey, Spain’s Sergio Garcia and Swede Henrik Stenson, for the event at Le Golf National.

The quartet join the eight players who qualified automatically for Bjorn’s team – Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose.

“These four bring so much to the Ryder Cup – loads of experience, loads of appearances, loads of points won and they know what it’s like to win and lose and they’ll come in with so much heart and soul,” said Denmark’s Bjorn as he announced his picks.

He added: “We know what we’re up against, we know what the US will bring but I’m confident we can do a good job.”

Europe has won six of the last eight Ryder Cups, but USA is the defending champion after victory at Hazeltine in 2016.

The US has not won a Ryder Cup on European soil since Tom Watson’s team triumphed at The Belfry in England in 1993.

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