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After being routed 19-9 by the USA at Whistling Straits, many people are predicting a much-changed European side will show up for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy.

The ‘old guard’ of Lee Westwood, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and even Sergio Garcia – cornerstones of the ‘blue and gold’s’ extraordinary success in the match over the past 20 years – face a fight to make the side for the next clash at Marco Simone Golf Club near Rome.

Nipping at their heels are several talented, hungry, (mostly) young players who are all desperate to get a first taste of Ryder Cup action.

Hit the NEXT button below to take a look at some of the most likely contenders…

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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