Ryder Cup stars wear yellow ribbons in touching tribute to tragic Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena

RYDER CUP stars have worn yellow ribbons in honour of tragic Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena.

The European amateur champion was found dead on a US golf course last week at the age of 22.

 Rory McIlroy wears his yellow ribbon in honour of the late Celia Barquin Arozamena

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Rory McIlroy wears his yellow ribbon in honour of the late Celia Barquin Arozamena

A 22-year-old man, Collin Daniel Richards, has been charged with stabbing her to death.

Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Open champion Francesco Molinari were among the golfers to have the ribbon pinned to their tops during today's practice rounds in France.

And skipper Thomas Bjorn explained the tribute.

He said: "The golfing family extends way beyond what we are trying to do this week.

 Spanish golf star Sergio Garcia wore his tribute to the late amateur golfer

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Spanish golf star Sergio Garcia wore his tribute to the late amateur golfer
 Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead on a golf course at the age of 22

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Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead on a golf course at the age of 22

"Those events in America with Celia being killed playing golf is something that's hit everybody in the golf family, and obviously our two Spanish players very much.

"We felt like that after a conversation from Ryder Cup Europe with Celia's mother, that we would honour her this week.

"That's what we're doing, and it's nothing about us, but it's just more about that the golfing family gets touched by these things all over the world.

"It's terrible when things like that happen.

 Open champ Francesco Molinari paid tribute to the Spanish amateur sensation

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Open champ Francesco Molinari paid tribute to the Spanish amateur sensation

"Such a great prospect for the game of golf, she was, but also a wonderful person.

"And when you speak to Sergio and Jon [Rahm], they couldn't talk highly enough about her.

"We felt like that was appropriate for the week."

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RYDER CUP stars have worn yellow ribbons in honour of tragic Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena.