European Tour

Garcia predicts new Ryder Cup faces

Sergio Garcia (AFP)
Sergio Garcia (AFP)

Doha - Ryder Cup hero Sergio Garcia on Tuesday predicted there would be up to five players who would make their debuts in this year's European team.

Speaking in Doha, ahead of his first tournament of the year, the Qatar Masters, Garcia said he expected new players to come to the fore this season.

"I would probably expect to see four or five new faces," he told reporters.

"That's the way it looks at the moment. You never know as the year goes by, but at the moment it looks like there's probably between three and five young guys that could be on that team in September."

One of these could be 21-year-old Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, added Garcia.

"Matt obviously has a good chance of making the team. He's been playing very well and has got a lot of potential."

This year's event will be held at Hazletine, Minnesota, in September.

Garcia is likely to be in the team and playing for his sixth victory in a Ryder Cup.

loading... Live
England 159/5 (52 ov)
Pakistan 326
loading... Live
England 159/5 (52 ov)
Pakistan 326
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5707 votes
Cricket
11% - 1412 votes
Football
19% - 2388 votes
Athletics
2% - 290 votes
Boxing
1% - 113 votes
Cycling
2% - 289 votes
Golf
5% - 630 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1014 votes
Tennis
3% - 402 votes
Water sports
1% - 111 votes
American sports
1% - 124 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 365 votes
Vote