Meet the first five qualifiers that will represent Team Europe at the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

By Riley Hamel

The first six players of the United States Ryder Cup team were confirmed over a week ago, but now, it’s the European side who sees their team finally start to take shape. Padraig Harrington, captain of this year’s European team, has to be excited about the talent confirmed to be on the roster.

Although the final qualifying doesn’t end until the last putt drops at the BMW PGA Championship, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, and first-time participant Viktor Hovland have already secured their spots.

Four more players will automatically qualify for the team after the BMW, and then Harrington will make three captain’s picks to complete the team.

Let’s meet the first five, starting with the number one golfer in the world.

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