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Ludvig Aberg, Tommy Fleetwood, Nicolai Hojgaard, Shane Lowry, Justin Rose and Sepp Straka had been named as Luke Donald’s six captain’s picks; Group Europe to host Group USA in Rome from September 29-October 1 reside on Sky Sports activities Golf

By Ali Stafford

Final Up to date: 04/09/23 2:26pm

Ludvig Aberg will make his Ryder Cup debut after being named as a captain’s decide

Ludvig Aberg will make his Ryder Cup debut for Group Europe, lower than 4 months into his skilled profession, after being named as one in every of Luke Donald’s six captain’s picks.

The six computerized qualifiers had been confirmed after Sunday’s Omega European Masters, with Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Robert MacIntyre qualifying by way of the European Factors Record and Viktor Hovland, Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Fitzpatrick incomes their spots by way of the World Factors Record.

Donald then confirmed his six wildcard picks in a particular reside programme at Sky Studios on Monday, the place Aberg was introduced alongside Tommy Fleetwood, Nicolai Hojgaard, Shane Lowry, Justin Rose and Sepp Straka to finish Europe’s line-up.

Luke Donald (proper) and Zach Johnson (left) are the staff captains for the 2023 contest in Rome

Aberg can be one in every of 4 rookies in Donald’s staff at Marco Simone Golf Membership from September 29-October 1, reside on Sky Sports activities, the place Europe can be seeking to regain the trophy after a record-breaking defeat to Group USA in 2021.

The Swede, who solely joined the paid ranks in June after a powerful novice profession, strengthened his hopes when he marked his ninth occasion as knowledgeable with a powerful two-shot victory and maiden DP World Tour title in Switzerland on Sunday.

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Highlights from the fourth spherical of the Omega European Masters on the Golf-Membership Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland

Highlights from the fourth spherical of the Omega European Masters on the Golf-Membership Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland

Aberg carded a final-round 64 at Crans-sur-Sierre to complete two strokes away from Alexander Bjork, with the win lifting him contained in the world’s prime 100 and making a large enough assertion to earn him a shock look for Group Europe.

Fleetwood returns for a 3rd consecutive look after narrowly lacking out on computerized qualification by way of the World Factors Record, with the Englishman successful 4 factors for Europe of their 2018 victory at Le Golf Nationwide.

Tommy Fleetwood has posted top-25 finishes in 10 of his final 12 worldwide begins

Lowry is included regardless of solely registering one worldwide prime 10 since his victory on the BMW PGA Championship final September, though did submit three top-20 finishes in main his 12 months, whereas Rose returns to the European line-up after lacking out on a captain’s decide within the 2021 contest.

Hojgaard makes his maiden look after top-five finishes in his final two DP World Tour begins, with the Dane a former winner of the DS Vehicles Italian Open – held on the identical venue because the Ryder Cup – in 2021.

Nicolai Hojgaard featured within the Hero Cup for Continental Europe earlier this season

Straka received the John Deere Basic and completed runner-up at The Open in July, with the Austrian handed a Ryder Cup debut after a powerful season on the PGA Tour, whereas Adrian Meronk narrowly missed out regardless of successful the Italian Open earlier this season.

What about Group USA?

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler topped the USA Ryder Cup rankings forward of Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman, the 2 most up-to-date main winners, whereas Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa and Xander Schauffele accomplished the automated qualifiers.

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Brooks Koepka says the Ryder Cup is ‘taking part in for one thing larger than your self’ after being chosen as a captain’s decide by USA captain Zach Johnson.

Brooks Koepka says the Ryder Cup is ‘taking part in for one thing larger than your self’ after being chosen as a captain’s decide by USA captain Zach Johnson.

Zach Johnson then named his six captain’s picks on August 29, with Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas finishing their line-up.

Sky Sports activities can have round the clock protection from the Ryder Cup, with reside programming for seven consecutive days from Italy and a number of additional motion obtainable all through the week.

Watch the Ryder Cup this month solely reside Sky Sports activities. Stay protection of the opening day begins on Friday September 29 from 6am on Sky Sports activities Golf. Stream the PGA Tour, Ryder Cup and extra for £26 a month for 12 months with NOW.

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