EUROPEAN ROOKIES RELISH EXPERIENCE
SOME fresh-faced rising stars are replacing familiar Ryder Cup stalwarts, giving Europe a fighting chance of winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive Ryder Cup title over the United States.
This year’s European squad is a vastly different outfit than the teams that beat the Americans in six of the last seven Ryder Cups.
European fixtures like England’s Ian Poulter and Luke Donald and Irishman Padraig Harrington have given way at Hazeltine to the likes of Belgian Thomas Pieters, Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello and England’s Chris Wood and Danny Willett.
European captain Darren Clarke said yesterday he has full confidence in his rookies.