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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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Europe’s 2014 Junior Ryder Cup team announced

The European team for the Junior Ryder Cup was announced today as Captain Stuart Wilson revealed the names of the 12 young amateur stars to take on the USA at The Blairgowrie Golf Club from September 22-23.

Wilson announced his selection at the conclusion of the European Golf Association’s European Young Masters at Hamburger Golf Club in Germany, with the team comprised of four boys under the age of 18, four girls under the age of 18 as well as two under-16 boys and two under-16 girls.

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2014 Ryder Cup to tee off with Tartan Tuesday

Europe come into the 2014 Ryder Cup as defending champions, having retained the trophy at Medinah Country Club, Illinois with a 14.5 to 13.5 win. The US had led that tie 10-6 heading into the final day of singles before the "Miracle at Medinah" saw Europe turn things around. Europe will head into the 2014 edition as the pre-tournament favourite according to online sportsbook odds, but the US will no doubt look to defy the odds and spring a surprise in Scotland

The 2014 Ryder Cup Ambassador Alan Hansen launched the event’s action-packed Practice Day programme this week. He announced a new charitable element to the first day of Ryder Cup week, which will be known as Tartan Tuesday. Hansen was joined by ClubGolf members from Prestonfield Golf Club in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Castle and called on all spectators coming to the first Practice Day (Tues 23rd September) to wear a piece of tartan as a sign of welcome to the Ryder Cup players, who will be on course for the first time as a team.

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