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Sunday 31 August 2014

Pictures: Europe Ryder Cup team

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NICOLAS COLSAERTS (29)
From Brussels, Belgium.
Caps 0. Majors 0. Rank 35
The only uncapped member of Europe's team. Three years ago was 1,305th in the world and searching for somewhere to play after losing European Tour card, but in remarkable comeback won China Open last year and this May won Volvo World Match Play. Biggest hitter on Tour last year and this. Chosen as wild card.

LUKE DONALD (34)
From Hemel Hempstead, England.
Caps 3 (2004-06-10). Record P11 W8 H1 L2. Majors 0. Rank 3
Lost only one of 10 games in amateur Walker Cup and in Ryder Cups has been beaten only twice in 11. Perfect six out of six record in foursomes partnering Sergio Garcia four times and Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood once each. World No 1 for most of past year and top money-winner in Europe and America last season.

CAPTAIN JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL (46)
Caps 7 (1987-89-91-93-97-99-2006) Record P31 W18 H5 L8. Majors 2 (1994-99 Masters)

Made cup debut at 21 and instantly formed formidable partnership with Seve Ballesteros. They went on to have 11 wins, two halves and only two defeats. A year on from Ballesteros's death he follows him as Europe's captain. Career threatened by rheumatism, but came back to win second Masters and three more caps.

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