Europe’s new vice-captains – (left to right) Olazabal, Jimenez and Harrington – in Ryder Cup action at Valhalla in 200

Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley calls up major assistance in the shape of Jose Maria Olazabal and Padraig Harrington

Vice-captains Olazabal and Harrington have five majors between them

Keegan Bradley is one of Tom Watson's wildcard picks

Ryder Cup 2014: US team for Gleneagles battle announced

Captain Tom Watson picks Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as wild cards

Paul McGinley reveals his wild card picks of Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter

Ryder Cup 2014: Luke was my first call. The last thing he said was: ‘Go Europe,’ says Paul McGinley

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Lee Westwood Not his best year but turns up at big events. Shown form this past month with top 15 finishes at Bridgestone and PGA Championship.

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Europe's Ian Poulter has been on the winning side in three of his four Ryder Cups

Ryder Cup 2014: Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallagher named as wild card picks

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Europe captain Paul McGinley has a tough decision over which Ryder Cup legends to omit from his side

Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley and Tom Watson prepare to bet the farm on their wild cards

Captains to announce their picks after judging whether form or experience counts more towards glory

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Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley to douse emotion as support for Scot intensifies

David Howell helped deny his good friend Stephen Gallacher an automatic Ryder Cup place, but believes it would be a “travesty” if the Scot is not handed a wild card by Europe’s captain Paul McGinley.

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Ryder Cup 2014: Stephen Gallacher 'should still make team' says Colin Montgomerie

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Richie Ramsay would hate to be the man to deny fellow Scot Stephen Gallacher a place in the Ryder Cup, but admits he will have to look after his own interests first.

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Scot chats with golfer ahead of opening match at US Open against Haase today  is a swathe of dummy text that can be used to indicate how many

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