Workforce Europe captain Luke Donald may have double the variety of captain’s picks when he assembles the 12-man crew that can tackle america subsequent 12 months in Rome, Italy, Ryder Cup Europe introduced on Tuesday.
Donald may have six captain’s picks as an alternative of three, as the entire variety of captain’s picks was revealed as a part of the 2023 Ryder Cup qualification course of that can see three automated qualifiers from the main gamers on the European Factors Record after which the highest three on the world factors listing.
The qualification interval for Workforce Europe will start at subsequent week’s BMW PGA Championship and finish three weeks forward of the biennial competitors being held at Marco Simone Golf & Nation Membership in late September subsequent 12 months.
“The six picks give me flexibility to make sure we’ve the strongest line-up at Marco Simone by way of in-form gamers, gamers with Ryder Cup expertise, and potential pairings,” Donald stated in a information launch.
“So far as the European Factors Record is anxious, modifying the factors allocation will give an improved probability for DP World Tour members taking part in predominantly on the DP World Tour to make the Ryder Cup crew via one of many now three spots out there from that listing.
“We’ve additionally moved the top of the qualification interval ahead to present the gamers the correct quantity of preparation time as soon as they’ve made the crew.”
No clarification was given as as to if LIV golfers can be chosen, however as of now these additionally taking part in within the DP World Tour can nonetheless qualify for the Ryder Cup via the factors.
Donald was named as Workforce Europe’s captain 4 weeks in the past as a substitute for Henrik Stenson, who was stripped of the position in July shortly earlier than he introduced that he was becoming a member of the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence.
Workforce Europe, below the steerage of then-captain Padraig Harrington, fell 19-9 to america final September in Wisconsin however haven’t misplaced a Ryder Cup on residence soil since a 15-13 defeat at The Belfry in 1993.