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Both teams listed bellow are now FINAL.Ballesteros recently announced his wild-cards.
Miguel Angel Martin, who has been left out of the team, is threatening legal action.


Severiano Ballesteros


C. Montgomerie
D. Clarke
B. Langer
I. Woosnam
P.-U. Johannson
L. Westwood
I. Garrido
T. Bjorn
C. Rocca
M.A. Martin*
J.M. Olazábal*

Captain's Picks

N. Faldo
J. Parnevick
  United States

Tom Kite


T. Woods
J. Leonard
T. Lehman
D. Love III
J. Furyk
P. Mickelson
J. Maggert
M. O'Meara
S. Hoch
B. Faxon

Captain's Picks

L. Janzen
F. Couples
European Team

The 10 automatic berths were decided from money earned in European Tour events (plus the three US majors) in the 12 months leading up to, and including, the BMW International Open on August 28-31 (one point for each £1 in prize-money). With 10th-placed Miguel Angel Martin excluded in controversial circumstances after declining to prove his fitness over 18 holes at Valderrama after a two-month lay-off with a wrist injury, Jose Maria Olazabal (11th) gained the final place, following, in order: Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam, Per-Ulrik Johansson, Lee Westwood, Ignacio Garrido, Thomas Bjorn and Costantino Rocca. Seve�s wild-card picks were US Tour-based Nick Faldo and Jesper Parnevik. Ballesteros also named 33-year-old Costa del Sol pro Miguel Angel Jimenez (Torrequebrada), winner of two Tour events (1992 Peugeot Open and 1994 Heineken Dutch Open) though yet to make a Ryder Cup team, as his assistant.
USA Team

The US tally was based on a points-scoring system from the beginning of 1996 up to, and including, the US PGA Championship last month. The top 10 who gained automatic places on the team (in order) are: Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, Tom Lehman, Davis Love, Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson, Jeff Maggert, Mark O�Meara, Scott Hoch and Brad Faxon. Captain Tom Kite�s selections were Lee Janzen and Fred Couples.
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