The final automatic slots on the European team have been filled today with Justin Rose, Soren Hansen and Oliver Wilson qualifying as players 8, 9 and 10 respectively at Gleneagles today. Wilson beat Nick Dougherty to the final place and becomes the first European to play on a Ryder Cup team without winning on his home tour. The 27 year old admitted that he would have been uncomfortable to have been chosen as a wild card without a win under his belt but reasoned that qualifying for an automatic place means that he’s been playing consistent golf.
All eyes will now be on Nick Faldo who will be choosing his wild card picks to compliment the 10 players who have qualified. The team so far is Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Robert Karlsson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Soren Hansen and Oliver Wilson