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The 2018 Ryder Cup is here.

24 of the best golfers in the world have landed in France to compete in the most compelling tournament in the sport. Last year, Team USA won the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. This year, they’ll be away from home soil, seeking their first back-to-back wins since 1993.

While the pairings and matchups for the event remain a mystery until the hours before they are played, we do know each team’s roster heading into the tournament.

Take a look below as we break down the rosters of both Team USA and Team Europe on the eve of the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Team Europe:


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Team Europe for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

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Captain: Thomas Bjørn


Thomas Bjørn will serve as captain of Team Europe for the first time this year.play

Thomas Bjørn will serve as captain of Team Europe for the first time this year.

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The most successful golfer in Danish history, Thomas Bjørn takes the lead role for Team Europe in 2018 with plenty of Ryder Cup experience. Bjørn was a part of winning Ryder Cup teams in 1997, 2002 and 2014, and served as a vice-captain in 2016. This year he’ll try to right the ship after Europe’s loss two years ago.

Francesco Molinari


Francesco Molinari had a great 2018, including a win at the Open Championship, his first career major victory.play

Francesco Molinari had a great 2018, including a win at the Open Championship, his first career major victory.

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Age: 35

World rank: No. 5

Previous Ryder Cups: 2

Record at Ryder Cup: 0-4-2

Justin Rose


Justin Rose won the 2018 FedEx Cup Playoff, and the $10 million prize that comes with it.play

Justin Rose won the 2018 FedEx Cup Playoff, and the $10 million prize that comes with it.

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Age: 38

World rank: No. 2

Previous Ryder Cups: 4

Record at Ryder Cup: 11-6-2

Tyrrell Hatton


Tyrrell Hatton finished in the top 10 at two majors this year.play

Tyrrell Hatton finished in the top 10 at two majors this year.

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Age: 26

World rank: No. 26

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

Tommy Fleetwood


Tommy Fleetwood was one of the hottest players of 2018.play

Tommy Fleetwood was one of the hottest players of 2018.

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Age: 27

World rank: No. 12

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

Jon Rahm


Jon Rahm is one of five Ryder Cup rookies on Team Europe this year.play

Jon Rahm is one of five Ryder Cup rookies on Team Europe this year.

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Age: 23

World rank: No. 8

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

Rory McIlroy


Rory McIlroy competed in one of the most thrilling matches in Ryder Cup history in 2016.play

Rory McIlroy competed in one of the most thrilling matches in Ryder Cup history in 2016.

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Age: 29

World rank: No. 6

Previous Ryder Cups: 4

Record at Ryder Cup: 9-6-4

Alex Norén


Alex Norén should feel right at home at Le Golf National — he won the French Open there earlier this year.play

Alex Norén should feel right at home at Le Golf National — he won the French Open there earlier this year.

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Age: 36

World rank: No. 18

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

Thorbjørn Olesen


Thorbjørn Olesen bested Francesco Molinari at the Italian Open this year.play

Thorbjørn Olesen bested Francesco Molinari at the Italian Open this year.

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Age: 28

World rank: No. 45

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

Paul Casey


Paul Casey took down the Valspar Championship this year, his first PGA Tour win since 2009.play

Paul Casey took down the Valspar Championship this year, his first PGA Tour win since 2009.

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Age: 41

World rank: No. 21

Previous Ryder Cups: 3

Record at Ryder Cup: 3-2-4

Sergio García


Sergio García has been a huge part of winning Ryder Cup teams in the past.play

Sergio García has been a huge part of winning Ryder Cup teams in the past.

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Age: 38

World rank: No. 28

Previous Ryder Cups: 8

Record at Ryder Cup: 19-11-7

Ian Poulter


Ian Poulter is well known as one of the best players in Ryder Cup history.play

Ian Poulter is well known as one of the best players in Ryder Cup history.

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Age: 42

World rank: No. 34

Previous Ryder Cups: 5

Record at Ryder Cup: 12-4-2

Henrik Stenson


Henrik Stenson was one of four "captain's picks" for Team Europe this year.play

Henrik Stenson was one of four “captain’s picks” for Team Europe this year.

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Age: 42

World rank: No. 24

Previous Ryder Cups: 4

Record at Ryder Cup: 7-7-2

Team USA


Team USA for the 2018 Ryder Cup.play

Team USA for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

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Captain: Jim Furyk


Jim Furyk is no stranger to the Ryder Cup.play

Jim Furyk is no stranger to the Ryder Cup.

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Jim Furyk is something of a Ryder Cup stalwart for the American team, having competed in the event nine times over the course of his career. He served as an assistant captain to Davis Love III during the American’s 2016 win, and this year hopes to lead Team USA to its first back-to-back Ryder Cup wins since 1993.

Brooks Koepka


Brooks Koepka became the first player to win two majors in the same year since Jordan Spieth did it in 2015.play

Brooks Koepka became the first player to win two majors in the same year since Jordan Spieth did it in 2015.

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Age: 28

World rank: No. 3

Previous Ryder Cups: 1

Record at Ryder Cup: 3-1

Dustin Johnson


Dustin Johnson has now spent a cumulative total of 78 weeks as the top-ranked golfer in the world, good for fifth all time.play

Dustin Johnson has now spent a cumulative total of 78 weeks as the top-ranked golfer in the world, good for fifth all time.

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Age: 34

World rank: No. 1

Previous Ryder Cups: 3

Record at Ryder Cup: 6-5

Justin Thomas


Justin Thomas is one of three Ryder Cup rookies on Team USA.play

Justin Thomas is one of three Ryder Cup rookies on Team USA.

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Age: 25

World rank: No. 4

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

Patrick Reed


Patrick Reed's performance at the 2016 Ryder Cup earned him the nickname "Captain America."play

Patrick Reed’s performance at the 2016 Ryder Cup earned him the nickname “Captain America.”

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Age: 28

World rank: No. 15

Previous Ryder Cups: 2

Record at Ryder Cup: 6-1-2

Bubba Watson


Bubba Watson was left off the 2016 Ryder Cup team, and will be as hungry as anyone to lift the trophy this year.play

Bubba Watson was left off the 2016 Ryder Cup team, and will be as hungry as anyone to lift the trophy this year.

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Age: 39

World rank: No. 14

Previous Ryder Cups: 3

Record at Ryder Cup: 3-8

Jordan Spieth


Jordan Spieth will likely be a staple of Team USA for years to come.play

Jordan Spieth will likely be a staple of Team USA for years to come.

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Age: 25

World rank: No. 10

Previous Ryder Cups: 2

Record at Ryder Cup: 4-3-2

Rickie Fowler


Rickie Fowler was famously single when Team USA won the 2016 Ryder Cup. This year, he's engaged.play

Rickie Fowler was famously single when Team USA won the 2016 Ryder Cup. This year, he’s engaged.

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Age: 29

World rank: No. 9

Previous Ryder Cups: 3

Record at Ryder Cup: 2-4-5

Webb Simpson


Webb Simpson finished in the top 20 at all four majors this year.play

Webb Simpson finished in the top 20 at all four majors this year.

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Age: 33

World rank: No. 16

Previous Ryder Cups: 2

Record at Ryder Cup: 2-3-1

Bryson DeChambeau


Bryson DeChambeau is a Ryder Cup rookie that could potentially play hero for Team USA.play

Bryson DeChambeau is a Ryder Cup rookie that could potentially play hero for Team USA.

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Age: 25

World rank: No. 7

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

Phil Mickelson


Phil Mickelson is competing in his 11th Ryder Cup, the most of any player in the tournament.play

Phil Mickelson is competing in his 11th Ryder Cup, the most of any player in the tournament.

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Age: 48

World rank: No. 25

Previous Ryder Cups: 11

Record at Ryder Cup: 18-20-7

Tiger Woods


Tiger Woods is back on Team USA as a player for the first time since 2012.play

Tiger Woods is back on Team USA as a player for the first time since 2012.

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Age: 42

World rank: No. 13

Previous Ryder Cups: 7

Record at Ryder Cup: 13-17-3

Tony Finau


Tony Finau was one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour this season.play

Tony Finau was one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour this season.

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Age: 29

World rank: No. 17

Previous Ryder Cups: 0

Record at Ryder Cup: N/A

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