Ryder Cup: Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter are Padraig Harrington’s three captain’s picks

Padraig Harrington has selected Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter as his three captain’s picks for Team Europe’s Ryder Cup campaign.

Harrington selected Garcia, who is Europe’s all-time leading points scorer.

In addition, Lowry will be making his Ryder Cup debut after narrowly missing out on automatic qualification. 

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Sergio Garcia is among the three captain’s picks Padraig Harrington has made for Team Europe

Shane Lowry will make his Ryder Cup debut after missing out on automatic qualification

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Poulter, meanwhile, will be heading to Whistling Straits to make his seventh appearance for Team Europe.

Speaking about Garcia, Harrington said: ‘He is a leader. He loves match play. He gets the job done, he has the most points in the Ryder Cup and I am expecting a few more this time around.’

Harrington says that the experienced Ian Poulter will help to lift the team at Whistling Straits

TEAM EUROPE’S RYDER CUP SQUAD 

Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Viktor Hovland, Bernd Wiesberger, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry 

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On good friend Lowry he added: ‘He is a rookie but nobody thinks of him as a rookie. He’s a major champion, a World Golf Championship winner. 

‘If I’ve picked a rookie it’s probably because they have delivered twice to get in the team.’

As for Poulter, Harrington said: ‘He is undefeated in singles. He lifts himself, he lifts his partners, he lifts the team. He has played great all year.’

Harrington praised Lowry, stating that ‘he is a rookie but nobody thinks of him as a rookie’

In addition to the three captain’s picks, Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger will all be part of Team Europe.

The Ryder Cup will be held from September 24 to September 26. 

Team Europe won the last Ryder Cup, which took place in 2018. 

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