Ryder: Donald completes team with six wild cards

Captain Luke Donald completed his team for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome at the end of this month by naming his six wild cards on Monday.

Joining Team Europe for the first edition of the almost 100-year-old event in Italy, at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club at Guidonia just north of the Italian capital from September 29 to October 1, are two Englishmen, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose, Ireland's Shane Lowry, Dane Nicolai Hojgaard, Austrian Sepp Straka and Sweden's Ludvig Aberg, a rising star who has just won the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

They will line up alongside automatic qualifiers Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, Jon Rahm of Spain, Norway's Viktor Hovland, England's Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Fitzpatrick and Scotland's Robert MacIntyre, The Italian Molinari brothers, Francesco 'Chicco' and Edoardo 'Edo', have become Italy's first two non-playing vice captains.

2018 Open winner Chicco will be hoping one of more of the team emulate his exploits in Paris in 2018, when he became the first player to get six points from as many matches.

Source: Ansa News Agency (ANA)