European Ryder Cup roster: Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose highlight Europe's squad

European Ryder Cup roster: Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose highlight Europe’s squad

McIlroy will compete in his fifth Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.
McIlroy will compete in his fifth Ryder Cup.
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The 2018 Ryder Cup begins on Friday in Paris, as the Americans will look to repeat for just the first time since 1991 and 1993.

On paper, the Americans look to be the favorites, but the Europeans have long dominated the event. Even after the U.S. victory at Hazeltine in 2016, the Europeans have won eight of the last 11 meetings.

The Ryder Cup runs from Friday through Sunday at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France, just southwest of Paris. Below is the Europeans’ roster for the event.

CAPTAIN

Thomas Bjorn

VICE-CAPTAINS

Luke Donald
Padraig Harrington
Robert Karlsson
Graeme McDowell
Lee Westwood

TEAM MEMBERS

Tommy Fleetwood
Tyrrell Hatton
Rory McIlroy
Francesco Molinari
Alex Noren
Thorbjørn Olesen
Jon Rahm
Justin Rose
Paul Casey (Captain’s pick)
Sergio Garcia (Captain’s pick)
Ian Poulter (Captain’s pick)
Henrik Stenson (Captain’s pick)