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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Martin Injury Puts Ryder Cup Choice on Hold

MUNICH, Germany -- Seve Ballesteros postponed announcing his two captain's picks for the European Ryder Cup team because a lingering wrist injury to Miguel Angel Martin could force the Spanish player out of the event.


The rest of the team was decided Sunday at the BMW Open, won by Sweden's Robert Karlsson.


Martin, who hasn't played since missing the cut at the British Open in July, has until Wednesday to prove that he's recovered enough from surgery to play the Ryder Cup which begins Sept. 26 at Valderrama, Spain.


Ballesteros will then announce his two picks Thursday at next week's Canon European Masters held at Crans-sur-Sierre. Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal, 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, will move into the team if Martin drops out.


Martin will have to prove to a PGA European tour doctor that he is fit.


While the U.S. team that qualified for the Ryder Cup event is young and inexperienced, the European team can rely on veterans like Germany's Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam of Wales.


The other qualifiers are Colin Montgomerie, Scotland; Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland; Per-Ulrik Johansson, Sweden; Lee Westwood, England; Ignacio Garrido, Spain; Costantino Rocca, Italy and Thomas Bjoern, Denmark.


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