Some images from the first practice day at Gleneagles as the USA team arrives and the Europeans undergo their Ryder Cup photocall

On Monday, all members of the European and American Ryder Cup teams arrived at Gleneagles ahead of the 40th biennial contest.

The USA team, captained by Tom Watson, arrived early on Monday morning at Edinburgh airport and were greeted by Paul McGinley.

Rickie Fowler also arrived sporting a new haircut with ‘USA’ shaved into the side of his head.

Some Europeans, like Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, arrived at Gleneagles on Sunday, but the majority turned up seperately on Monday.

The likes of Poulter, McIlroy and Lee Westwood were seen practicing before the defending champions faced the hoards of photographers for their official photocall.

Below, you can see some images of yesterday’s goings-on in Perthshire

Monday pictures from Gleneagles:

Team USA

Team USA arrives in Scotland

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler sporting a new, patriotic haircut

Paul McGinley and Tom Watson

European and USA captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson at their joint press conference

European Ryder Cup team

The official European Ryder Cup photocall

European Ryder Cup team

Ian Poulter leads a European team huddle

European Ryder Cup team

The 12 European players, plus McGinley, in their tartan blazers

European Ryder Cup team

Members of the press jostle for position during the photoshoot

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood awaits the rest of his Ryder Cup teammates

Paul McGinley and Rory McIlroy

McGinley and McIlroy share a joke