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Martin Kaymer's rundown on Europe's Ryder Cup team

Martin Kaymer's rundown on Europe's Ryder Cup team

LONDON (Reuters) – Wildcard selection Martin Kaymer of Germany has given Reuters a rundown of his 11 European team mates ahead of the Ryder Cup matches against the United States at Hazeltine, Minnesota, from Sept. 30-Oct. 2:

Lee Westwood (England)

Age: 43

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Injured Ian Poulter gears up for Ryder Cup as a vice captain

Injured Ian Poulter gears up for Ryder Cup as a vice captain

Ian Poulter already can feel his heart pumping a little faster & his eyes getting a little wider, two indications that the Ryder Cup is almost here.

There's just one difference this time.

His hands will be on the wheel of a golf cart at Hazeltine instead of on a putter.

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Ryder Cup wildcard Pieters out of Dutch Open with bee sting

Ryder Cup wildcard Pieters out of Dutch Open with bee sting

LONDON (Reuters) – Ryder Cup wildcard Thomas Pieters pulled out of the Dutch Open on Thursday after suffering an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

Defending champion Pieters, 24, was stung during a challenge round earlier in the week.

"The very unfortunate worst case scenario just happened…. One bee sting on Monday during the golf challenge against @joostluitengolfer led to a major allergic reaction with flu symptoms, & forced me to pull out of my favorite tournament of the year," the Belgian said on his Instagram account.

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Stricker felt both sides of powerful Ryder Cup allure

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The Ryder Cup loss at Medinah is what accelerated Steve Stricker's plan to reduce his schedule after 2012.

And it was the Ryder Cup that caused him to fill up his schedule again.

Stricker was not planning to play in any of the FedEx Cup playoff events. His primary goal this year was to complete in the top 125 in the FedEx Cup so he would be eligible for The Players Championship & other tournaments that he enjoys playing.

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Stricker felt both sides of powerful Ryder Cup allure

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The Ryder Cup loss at Medinah is what accelerated Steve Stricker's plan to reduce his schedule after 2012.

And it was the Ryder Cup that caused him to fill up his schedule again.

Stricker was not planning to play in any of the FedEx Cup playoff events. His primary goal this year was to complete in the top 125 in the FedEx Cup so he would be eligible for The Players Championship & other tournaments that he enjoys playing.

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'Obvious' Ryder Cup picks might only be obvious to a few

'Obvious' Ryder Cup picks might only be obvious to a few

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — One week into the Ryder Cup auditions for the captain's picks, Davis Love III should have no trouble identifying the hot player.

Trouble is, Rory McIlroy plays for the other team.

The Deutsche Bank Championship, where McIlroy rediscovered his putting stroke, was the first of two huge tournaments that essentially allow Love & the Americans to buy time so they can decide how to use three captain's picks that will be announced Monday.

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Westwood backs 'experienced' Ryder Cup rookies to come good

Westwood backs 'experienced' Ryder Cup rookies to come good

(Reuters) – Lee Westwood has advised the six rookies in Europe's Ryder Cup team to brace themselves for a difficult atmosphere in the United States yet expects the newcomers to draw on their international experience to flourish in Minnesota.

U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Andy Sullivan & Matt Fitzpatrick, along with wildcard pick Thomas Pieters, will all be making their first Ryder Cup appearances when Europe defends the trophy this month.

"Let's make no bones approximately it, I think it will be tough. It's difficult to be a rookie on home soil when you have the crowd cheering for you," Briton Westwood, making his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup appearance, told British media.

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Westwood backs 'experienced' Ryder Cup rookies to come good

Westwood backs 'experienced' Ryder Cup rookies to come good

(Reuters) – Lee Westwood has advised the six rookies in Europe's Ryder Cup team to brace themselves for a difficult atmosphere in the United States yet expects the newcomers to draw on their international experience to flourish in Minnesota.

U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Andy Sullivan & Matt Fitzpatrick, along with wildcard pick Thomas Pieters, will all be making their first Ryder Cup appearances when Europe defends the trophy this month.

"Let's make no bones approximately it, I think it will be tough. It's difficult to be a rookie on home soil when you have the crowd cheering for you," Briton Westwood, making his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup appearance, told British media.

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Reed all about winning over Ryder Cup

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — No one with a chance to make the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup wants to talk approximately it.

Patrick Reed is getting to the point where he doesn't have to.

The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs moreover was the end of Ryder Cup qualifying, & while five Americans already have clinched a spot on the team – Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker & Brooks Koepka – the other three automatic spots were up for grabs at The Barclays.

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Ryder Cup comes into view at FedEx Cup

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