Ryder Cup ready to start with pressure on for everyone

Ryder Cup ready to start with pressure on for everyone

The event started in 1927 as the United States against Great Britain, with teams made up of players from England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands winning two of the first four Ryder Cups.

Rose and Rahm will take on three-time major victor Brooks Koepka and wild card Tony Finau, with Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen facing world number one Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler in match two.

Ultimately, the Ryder Cup is decided by who keeps the ball in play, especially with the thick rough at Le Golf National, and who makes putts.

The Ryder Cup meant the world to Ian Poulter even when he only had a tent to sleep in.

"I am aware this is most likely the last one on European soil and my last opportunity", he said. It looked tiring (on video) to have to play golf like that for three days.

Of all the players to have participated in a minimum of 15 matches, Poulter's win percentage of 72.22 - from 12 victories, two halves and four defeats - is the best of the lot.

Also on the ballot were five candidates for rookie of the year, with Aaron Wise the likely victor because he was the only player to win a PGA Tour event (AT&T Byron Nelson) and reach the Tour Championship. When the Ryder Cup goes to Whistling Straits in two years, the Junior Ryder Cup will be held at Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Milwaukee. Whether you win or lose, you win or lose as a team, and it's always easier to deal with it whether you win or lose. "The best way to do that is go out and have some fun and try to play some good golf and do it the right way".

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He fell out of the top 100 in the world for the first time since he was a rookie and spent his week at Hazeltine two years ago as a vice captain.

Rahm is not one to shirk away from the limelight and is known to be an emotional character on the golf course, which can often help a player take to the Ryder Cup. Golfers from the United States and Europe will compete in both four-ball action early in the day and foursomes later in the day.

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"I could play [at a high level] for nine holes and then it suddenly hit me", McIlroy said. "The level sort of declined after that, sort of reached its crescendo on the eighth green and the last 10 holes wasn't quite as good", McIlroy said. If the low scores are tied, the hole is halved.

City are due to host Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, not ruling out the possibility of Guardiola making an appearance for Sunday's singles.

The best personal mark Woods ever had at the Ryder Cup was the only other time he was a captain's pick, going 3-1 in Wales. It is a one on one situation.

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I imagine it would have been between him and Xander Schauffele for that spot and, in Finau, captain Jim Furyk has plumped for another power hitter. The 48-year-old has won 26 professional events including the US Open in 2003.

Mickelson and Woods, who are set for a big-money TV duel at Thanksgiving, played together in an ill-fated partnership on the opening day of the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills. He was Assistant Captain to Davis Love III at Hazeltine in 2016.

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"When you look at the stand on the first hole (which holds 6,500) or when you look around, it's a flawless golf course to surround every hole with a lot of people".