Mosconi Cup news: Jayson Shaw 'can't wait' to rile up American fans as Europe confirm wild card pick

Team Europe have chosen Scotsman Jayson Shaw as their wild card pick ahead of the Mosconi Cup.

The annual event between Europe and USA will take place at Bally's Las Vegas and is set to get underway on November 30. 

Europe captain Alex Lely made his first wild card pick just a week on from Francisco Sanchez Ruiz's US Open triumph.

The Spaniard confirmed his place on the team following the win. He joined Albin Ouschan and Joshua Filler who have already booked their place in Las Vegas.

Shaw is the latest name to join the team and he does so with a fierce pedigree in the event.

The 34-year-old is a two-time Mosconi Cup MVP, claiming the crown on his last two appearances.

Speaking about his selection, Shaw said: "It's amazing to be back in the team again. I am super excited to be picked.

"Alex Lely has a lot of experience with me on the team and I believe my leadership in the last few years with the team has been amazing.

"I am super excited and cannot wait to join back up with the team. It's a great feeling to represent Europe for the seventh year."

He added: "It's been tough the last few times we've played in Las Vegas. I know it will be amazing. I have great memories and some bad ones.

"The memory that sticks out most for me was winning and when I played Shane (Van Boening) and beat him and went to stand on his chair and got the crowd really riled up! That was something special."

The man known as Eagle Eye has a solid record against his American counterparts at the event. Last year, the Scot won two singles matches and picked up three doubles wins as well.

Shaw revealed his love of the rivalry, saying: "When it comes to taunting the American fans and getting them riled up, I love it.

"This is what the Mosconi Cup is about. It's about getting in their heads. I am the man for that job. I like to get in their heads before it's even started, and this year is no different.

"Get them all hot and bothered, and get under their skin. Get them frustrated, get them to hate me. The more hate I get, I love it. It brings out the best of me at the Mosconi Cup."

The 2022 Mosconi Cup will be live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland as well as on DAZN in the USA, Canada, Spain, and Italy and on Viaplay in Scandinavia, the Baltics, the Netherlands, and Poland.

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