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Golden duo hoping to bring Swede success to Blairgowrie

Marcus Kinhult and Linnea Ström arrive at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup with Youth Olympics team gold medals in their pockets and they will be hoping to bring that Swede success to Scotland as Europe take on the USA this Monday and Tuesday at The Blairgowrie Golf Club.

The European team touched down on Scottish soil for the first time on Friday as they prepare to do battle with their American counter-parts, who landed in the ‘Home of Golf’ as holders of the prestigious trophy.

Kinhult and Ström, who together won the team Youth Olympic golf medal in China last month, are confident that they have a team that can finally wrest back the trophy in Perthshire next week.

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The 2018 Junior Ryder Cup to be played at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris has been selected to host The 2018 Junior Ryder Cup after being nominated by the Fédération Française de Golf (FFG) with the full endorsement of Ryder Cup Europe, and the European Golf Association (EGA). To celebrate it, the 12 youngsters who will participate to the 2014 contest enjoyed a day of fun and celebration in the world-famous theme park.

Pascal Grizot, Vice President of the French Golf Federation and Chairman of Ryder Cup France 2018, Colin Wood, President of the EGA, Thierry Pedros, Vice President Strategic Alliances at Disneyland Paris and Scott Kelly, Marketing Director of Ryder Cup Europe, were all present at the spectacular Disneyland Paris Golf, next to the theme park, for the announcement.

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Ryder Cup debutants heading for Portugal

Ryder Cup rookies Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher are set to tee up in the 2014 Portugal Masters from October 9-12, two weeks after they represent Paul McGinley’s European team against the United States at Gleneagles.

The Ryder Cup theme will be augmented by the participation of Europe’s captain, McGinley, and the man he hopes to emulate later this month, José Maria Olazábal, who will also be at Gleneagles as one of the Irishman’s vice-captains two years to the week since guiding his charges to a brilliant comeback victory at Medinah.

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Harrington, Jiménez, Olazábal named European Vice Captains

Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jiménez and José María Olazábal have today been named by European Captain Paul McGinley as the men who will complete his vice captaincy line-up for The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from September 26-28.

It means McGinley will have five vice captains by his side for the contest against the United States, the trio joining Harrington’s fellow Irishman Des Smyth and Scotland’s Sam Torrance – who were announced in March – in the backroom staff line-up.

As well as all being current players on The European Tour and therefore well known to all 12 players on the European team, which was confirmed at Wentworth Club yesterday afternoon, Harrington, Jiménez and Olazábal will also bring vast Ryder Cup experience to Scotland.

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Gallacher, Poulter and Westwood named as wild card selections

Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood have today been named by European Captain Paul McGinley as his three wild card selections for The 2014 European Ryder Cup team.

The trio will join Thomas Björn, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson on The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from September 26-28, as Europe bid to retain the trophy won in such dramatic fashion in Medinah two years ago.

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