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Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry will play for Europe in this month’s Ryder Cup against the United States after being named as wildcard picks by captain Padraig Harrington.

They join Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger, who all qualified through the rankings.

“I am absolutely thrilled with my team, with all of our picks we have the strongest 10, 11 and 12 we’ve ever had,” said Harrington.

On the inclusion of 45-year-old Poulter, who will be playing in his seventh Ryder Cup, Harrington added: “He is undefeated in singles. He lifts himself, he lifts his partners, he lifts the team.

“I’m getting a player who is in probably the best form of his life. He consistently motivates people around him. That’s so important to the team. I know I have players who are good enough to deliver and Poulter is at the heart of our team.”

More to follow.

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