• Lee Westwood of England. The former world number one finished runner-up in both the Masters and Open in 2010. In the 2008 Ryder Cup he equalled Arnold Palmer’s record when he went 12 matches unbeaten. In 2000 he won seven tournaments and finished top of the European Tour’s Order of Merit. Won the 2012 Indonesian Masters and the Nordea Masters. World Ranking: 4th. (AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON)
  • Justin Rose of England. Won the 2012 WGC Cadillac Championship and the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final. Won the 2012 Ryder Cup with Europe. In 2007 he finished first on the European Tour Order of Merit. World Ranking: 5th. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP)
  • Louis Oosthuizen Broke through for his maiden European Tour win at the 2010 Open de Andalucía and four months later won the Open Championship at St Andrews in only his ninth Major appearance. Five-time European Tour winner, including back-to-back Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned African Open titles in 2011 and 2012, and seven-time Sunshine Tour winner. World Ranking: 12th. (AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON)
  • Peter Hanson of Sweden. Won twice on the European Tour in 2010 to claim a place on the European Ryder Cup team that year. Finished 17th in the 2010 Race to Dubai. Won the KLM Open on the European Tour. Reached the quarterfinals of the Accenture Match Play Championship, and finished tied fourth in the WGC Cadillac Championship. A member of the winning European Ryder Cup team. World Ranking 25th. (AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON)
  • Paul Lawrie of Scotland. Won the Open Championship in 1999. Twice represented Europe in the Ryder Cup. A two-time winner on the European Tour in the Qatar Masters and the Johnnie Walker Championship. A member of the winning European Ryder Cup team. World Ranking 29th. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP)
  • Francesco Molinari of Italy. Winner of the 2006 Italian Open and 2010 WGC-HSBC Champions. A key member of the European team to win the 2012 Ryder Cup. Won his third title on the European Tour in the 2012 Open de Espana. World Ranking: 30th (AFP PHOTO/ Philippe Lopez)
  • Carl Pettersson of Sweden. Won his first tournament on the European Tour in the 2002 Algarve Open de Portugal. Claimed his first victory on the PGA Tour in the 2005 Chrysler Championship Won the RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour. Finished tied third in the 2012 US PGA Championship. World Ranking: 32nd. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/AFP)
  • Charl Schwartzel. Reached a career high of sixth on the world rankings with his finish of tied fourth in the WGC Cadillac Championship. Won his first Major at the Masters in 2011. Has won seven times on the European Tour and five times on the Sunshine Tour. Won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit three years in succession in 2005, 2006 and 2007. World Ranking: 31st. (AFP PHOTO/ PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL)
  • Martin Kaymer of Germany. In 2010 he won three tournaments on the European Tour and his first Major, the PGA Championship. He finished the season as the European Tour’s number one. He earned €4.5-million in prize money over the season. Has been on the winning European Ryder Cup team in 2010 and 2012. Kaymer holed the putt that ensured Europe would retain the Ryder Cup at Medinah.World Ranking 33rd. (AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON)
  • Bill Haas of the US. Won the 2011 FedEx Cup and the 2012 Northern Trust Open. Represented the United States in the 2011 Presidents Cup. World Ranking: 34th. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP)
  • Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium. Won the 2011 Volvo China Open on his way to finishing 20th on the Race to Dubai. Won the 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship. Made his debut for the European team in the Ryder Cup at Medinah. World Ranking: 35th. (AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON)
  • Garth Mulroy. Three-time winner on the Sunshine Tour, including the 2008 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour at Arabella, 2008 Coca-Cola Championship and 2011 Alfred Dunhill Championship. Winner of the 2011 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. World Ranking: 172nd. (Gallo Images)