Greatest European Ryder Cup Players

Nick Faldo, Ryder Cup Record: 23-19-4 Despite a large number of losses, Faldo's Ryder Cup-record 23 wins help him easily make this list.
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Bernhard Langer, Ryder Cup Record: 21-15-6 Langer amassed 21 wins in his Ryder Cup career, second only to Faldo among Europeans. But a missed putt on the final hole of the 1991 Ryder Cup, also known as the "War by the Shore," which handed the Cup to the U.S., is perhaps Langer's most lasting memory.
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Seve Ballesteros, Ryder Cup Record: 21-15-6 The great Seve had 20 wins in only eight Ryder Cups, and he's tied for fourth on the Euro points list with 22.5.
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Jose Maria Olazabal, Ryder Cup Record: 18-8-5 Olazabal's stellar record helped earn him the captaincy of the 2012 European team.
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Colin Montgomerie, Ryder Cup Record: 20-9-7 He never won a major, but Monty triumphed often in the Cup. He also captained the 2010 Euro squad to a victory at Celtic Manor.
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Sergio Garcia, Ryder Cup Record: 18-9-5. Sergio has shined brightest at these biennial matches. The passionate Spaniard will play in his eighth Ryder Cup in 2012.
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Luke Donald, Ryder Cup Record: 8-2-1 Although his Ryder Cup career is relatively brief, the former World No. 1 holds the top points-per-match percentage of any European to play in at least three Cups.
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Ian Poulter, Ryder Cup Record: 12-4-2. Not far behind Donald is Ian Poulter, who is also one of the most enthusiastic members of the European team.
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Lee Westwood, Ryder Cup Record: 20-15-6. Playing as a captain's pick this go-round, Westwood has a knack for match play.
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Peter Oosterhuis, Ryder Cup Record: 14-11-3 Playing in an era of American dominance, the original Oosty claimed 15.5 points in six Ryder Cups.