Matt Wallace’s hopes of securing a place on Europe’s Ryder Cup team have ended in disappointment after captain Thomas Bjorn opted for experience with his four wildcard picks.

The Moor Park professional had staked an impressive claim for a place on the team after a stunning performance had seen him claim his third European Tour title of the year at last weekend’s Made in Denmark.

The selection of Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson had been predicted, but growing reports last night that Sergio Garcia would get the nod over the more in-form Wallace and Rafa Carbrera-Bello were confirmed by Bjorn this lunchtime.

The 28-year-old produced an incredible finish in Aarhus to add to his Hero Indian Open and BMW International Open crowns, birdying five of the last six holes to get into a four-man play-off, and then making two more birdies to win the title.

“I’ve stepped up to the mark and I’ve shown him exactly what I’m about," Wallace told the European Tour website afterwards, having triumphed in front of the watching Bjorn.

“If he doesn’t pick me then that’s absolutely fine but if he does, he knows he’s going to exactly that in his team.

“I set myself positions where I have to do things and, more often than not, I get it done. I’m very fortunate to have done it when I needed to in a few tournaments now.

“When my back’s against the wall, I don’t shy away from pushing myself off there and trying to get the job done and I kept saying to myself at the end there, ‘you can make this, you have done everything to be able to make to this putt’, and I did it. Super happy.”

Garcia's form has been disappointing since winning the Masters last year, missing the cut in his last five majors and dropping to 30th in the world rankings.

However, this will be the Spaniard's ninth Ryder Cup and Bjorn has opted for that tournament pedigree alongside his three other selections and eight automatic qualifiers to face the United States: Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose.

Although Wallace has not made the team for Paris from September 28 to 30, the Danish triumph has lifted him to a career-high 53rd in the world and 17th in the Race to Dubai rankings prior to the start of his Omega European Masters campaign tomorrow.