David Howell joins Ryder Cup panel to pick 2016 captain

David Howell
Howell played in Europe's 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup victories

David Howell has been named as the final member of a five-man panel which will select the European captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup.

The 39-year-old Englishman, who played in Europe's 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup wins, was nominated by the European Tour's tournament committee.

He will join previous captains Paul McGinley, Jose Maria Olazabal and Colin Montgomerie on the selection committee.

George O'Grady, chief executive of the European Tour, is also on the panel.

McGinley is the outgoing captain having led Europe to a 16½-11½ win over the United States at Gleneagles last month.

The next Ryder Cup will take place at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, and it is expected that the decision over the captaincy will be made in the early part of 2015.