McGinley prepares to announce Ryder Cup wild cards

Associated Press

September 1, 2014


VIRGINIA WATER, England - Europe captain Paul McGinley will make his three wild-card picks for the Ryder Cup on Tuesday, with five players seemingly in contention for a late call-up.

The three big names to miss out on automatic selection were Englishmen Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter stalwarts for Europe over the last decade and stars of the "Miracle in Medinah" in 2012.

Stephen Gallacher of Scotland is pushing hard for a wild card after coming up just short in his attempt to snatch the final automatic qualifying place, finishing third in the Italian Open on Sunday when a top-two spot would have seen him make the team.

Francesco Molinari of Italy is the outsider of the five.

The Europe team will face the United States at Gleneagles this month.