Majors: 2 (2020 US PGA, 2021 Open)
Morikawa was still a university student in his native California at the time of the last Ryder Cup, turning professional in June 2019 and starting his PGA Tour with 22 consecutive made cuts, just three short of the record held by Tiger Woods. A brilliant iron player, Morikawa became the first player to capture two different majors on the first attempt with his Open victory at Royal St George's.
Caps: 4 (2010, 2012, 2016, 2018)
Record: Won 7 Lost 9 Halved 0
Majors: 2 (US Open 2016, Masters 2020)
Played all five matches for the first time in 2018, but only won one point in the opening morning's fourballs alongside Rickie Fowler. Won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title in 2020 and followed up by claiming his second major title in November with a record-breaking victory in the Masters, shooting 20 under par at Augusta National.
Caps: 1 (2018)
Record: Won 0 Lost 3 Halved 0
Majors: 1 (2020 US Open)
Bulked up during the coronavirus shutdown and subsequently overpowered Winged Foot to win the US Open in September 2020. Was likened to an eight-year-old by his own club manufacturer after complaining that his driver "sucks" during this year's Open and has been subject to taunts from spectators who have taken team-mate Brooks Koepka's side in their ongoing spat. Lost all three matches on his debut in Paris.
Caps: 2 (2016, 2018)
Record: Won 4 Lost 3 Halved 1
Majors: 4 (US Open 2017-18, US PGA 2018-19)
Since winning three points from four matches on his debut in 2016, Koepka became the first player since Curtis Strange in 1989 to win back-to-back US Open titles and also won the US PGA in both 2018 and 2019. Reportedly fell out with Dustin Johnson in the aftermath of the 2018 defeat in Paris, during which Koepka's errant tee shot hit a female spectator who lost the sight in one eye as a result.
Caps: 1 (2018)
Record: Won 4 Lost 1 Halved 0
Majors: 1 (2017 US PGA)
The stand-out performer for the US on his debut in Paris in 2018, Thomas won four points from his five matches at Le Golf National. Only the star European pairing of Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari were able to get the better of Thomas and Jordan Spieth, with Thomas also leading from the front by beating Rory McIlroy in the opening singles.
Claimed his place on the team in some style, shooting 27 under par in the BMW Championship before beating DeChambeau in a six-hole play-off to claim his third win of the season. Good friends with Xander Schauffele and the pair are likely to resume their Presidents Cup partnership from 2019, which produced two wins from four matches.
Caps: 3 (2014, 2016, 2018)
Record: Won 7 Lost 5 Halved 2
Majors: 3 (Masters 2015, US Open 2015, Open 2017)
Won two-and-a-half points from three matches with Patrick Reed in 2014 and the same from their four together in 2016, but partnered Thomas - much to Reed's unhappiness - in Paris and claimed three wins from four matches before losing 5&4 to Thorbjorn Olesen in the singles. Went almost four years without a victory before winning the Valero Texas Open in April.
Caps: 1 (2018)
Record: Won 2 Lost 1 Halved 0
A five-year wait for his second PGA Tour title, which had been immortalised with an affectionate song parody, finally came to an end in the first FedEx Cup play-off event in August with a play-off win over Cameron Smith. A hugely-popular figure who shared 10th in the 2018 Masters despite dislocating his ankle when celebrating a hole-in-one during the par-three contest. Given a wild card in 2018 and thrashed European star Fleetwood 6&4 in the singles.
Made four straight birdies in the final round of the 2021 Masters to close within two of eventual winner Hideki Matsuyama, only to hit his tee shot on the 16th into the water and run up a triple-bogey. Had the consolation of claiming a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics - his grandparents live in the city - after getting up and down for par on the 72nd hole to win by one.
Fourth and third in the US Open in the last two years, English followed his strong showing at Torrey Pines in June by winning his fourth PGA Tour title the following week at the Travelers Championship. Also won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January.
Won his fourth PGA Tour title in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February with an eagle on the final hole, but also impressed in the majors in 2021. Finished seventh in the US Open at Torrey Pines and eighth in the Open Championship at Royal St George's.
Shot 59 in the second round of the Northern Trust in 2020 but went on to finish fourth and has yet to win on the PGA Tour, although he has also enjoyed an impressive year in the majors. After finishing 18th in the Masters, Scheffler recorded top-10 finishes in the US PGA, US Open and Open Championship and his length off the tee will be an advantage at Whistling Straits.