Ian Poulter: Woburn golfer gets Europe wildcard pick for the Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter will represent Europe in Paris. Credit: PA

Woburn touring professional Ian Poulter has been selected as one of Team Europe's four wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup.

The 42-year-old is a veteran of the biennial competition, having been part of four winning teams.

However, he had to settle for a vice-captain role for the 2016 edition after a foot injury ruled him out of playing.

He will back out on the course as player in France though, after captain Thomas Bjørn named him as one of his four wildcard picks.

The action will get underway at the Le Golf National course near Paris from 28-30 September.

Poulter has been a stalwart for Europe in the past - losing just four of the 18 matches he's played in and remaining unbeaten in the singles.

Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson and Sergio García are the other three players who have been picked.

Team Europe's team for the Ryder Cup

  • Justin Rose (England)

  • Jon Rahm (Spain)

  • Francesco Molinari (Italy)

  • Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)

  • Tommy Fleetwood (England)

  • Tyrrell Hatton (England)

  • Alex Norén (Sweden)

  • Thorbjørn Olesen (Denmark)

  • Sergio García (Spain)

  • Ian Poulter (England)

  • Paul Casey (England)

  • Henrik Stenson (Sweden)