Ryder Cup 2010: European Team
The European Team for the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort is captained by Colin Montgomerie. He was chosen by the Tournament Committee of the European Tour, ratified by the Ryder Cup Policy Board.
Montgomerie made the first of eight Ryder Cup appearances as a player in 1991. He was on the winning European Team in 1995, 1997, 2002, 2004 and 2006. In all he has played 36 matches with 20 wins and seven halved. He owns the phenomenal record of not having lost any of the eight singles he has played and shares the record for most singles matches won (six) and most singles points gained (seven).Montgomerie succeeds Nick Faldo, with the aim of regaining the Ryder Cup following a successful spell in which Europe defeated the United States on seven occasions in 12 matches since 1985.
The European team is chosen based on the players' positions in the Ryder Cup World Points List and the Ryder Cup European Points List on 29 August 2010 or following the Johnnie Walker Championship in Gleneagles, whichever is the latter, as follows:
- 1 The top 4 players in the Ryder Cup World Points List
2 The top 5 further players in the Ryder Cup European Points List
3 The Captain's Choice - Colin Montgomerie choice to fill the remaining 3 places