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Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup team complete

Team Europe's captain Darren Clarke. Photo: PA

Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has finalised his team to face the US at Hazeltine - with Rory McIlroy among the automatic qualifiers, but no place for Graeme McDowell.

The 12-strong team has been rounded out with the inclusion of Clarke’s three wildcards.

Germany’s Martin Kaymer, England’s Lee Westwood and Belgium’s Thomas Pieters were all picked for inclusion by the captain.

They join those who qualified - namely Northern Ireland’s McIlroy, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, Spanish duo Sergio Garcia and Rafael Cabrera-Bello, and Englishmen Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Justin Rose, Andy Sullivan and Matt Fitzpatrick.

With five rookies automatically earning their place, Clarke had been looking to add experience to the European side.

He will also have plenty of help from his vice captains, with Dubliner Padraig Harrington, Scotland’s Paul Lawrie and Sam Torrance, England’s Ian Poulter, and Denmark’s Thomas Bjørn all on hand.

According to Clarke, he is "massively proud" of his team and they are all "hungry for success".

The 2016 Ryder Cup will be held from 30 September to 2 October at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

Team USA will be captained by Davis Love III.

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