(CNN)Europe's players will wear yellow ribbons at the Ryder Cup this week to honor the murdered Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena.
The 22-year-old, a standout player at Iowa State University and European Junior amateur champion, was killed on a golf course in Iowa earlier this month.
Europe's Sergio Garcia, who knew Barquin, said the European team was keen to mark her passing.
"It's very sad...for many reasons," the Spaniard told reporters at Le Golf National, near Paris Wednesday.
"Not only because she was way too young, but she was just too nice a person, and the way it happened.
"I guess the only thing we can do is pay a great tribute to her and make sure her family feels proud of us, and I know they feel proud of her.
"We obviously want to try to win for Europe, for everyone, for our teammates but obviously the passing of Celia it's an extra effort there."
Europe's captain Thomas Bjorn added: "The golfing family extends way beyond what we are trying to do this week.
"You know, 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.
"And we felt like that after a conversation from Ryder Cup Europe with Celia's mother, that we would honor her this week."