USA celebrity team beats Europeans at Ryder Cup

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Woods's lifetime Ryder Cup record: 13-17-3.

"The dynamic of the American team has become a little more cohesive in the last few years and I think that's to do with the younger guys coming on board and really embracing the Ryder Cup". One of only three Ryder Cup rookies on the team is Justin Thomas, who already has won a major and reached No. 1 in the world.

"He was at the Ryder Cup in Medinah, and he'll always mention that that's one of the greatest times he's had in his life being at that Ryder Cup", said Fleetwood.

The United States have not won on European soil since 1993 - the year three of their current team were born. Half of their team was in America on Sunday for the Tour Championship won by Tiger Woods.

"It's something we don't get to experience often because basically it's [like] the final round of a tournament on the very first hole and every match you tee it up".

Open champion Francesco Molinari, world number two Justin Rose, four-time major victor Rory McIlroy and reigning Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood lead a good European team but a home win would be considered a minor upset.


United States captain Jim Furyk pulled something of a surprise in breaking up the Reed/Spieth partnership that had worked so well in the last two Ryder Cups, but said he liked the chemistry between Reed and Woods. If the usa wins the first hole, loses the next one and halves the next three, the match is considered all square.

The scenes of fans stampeding up the final hole at East Lake to witness history being made were reminiscent of Woods' glory days, while NBC's TV ratings jump of 206 percent on past year spoke volumes of his continued draw in the game.

That only raises the anticipation when the matches start Friday on the first tee at Le Golf National before a grandstand that has just under 7,000 seats.

"We haven't done well", Woods said Tuesday.

"I'm trying to return the text messages I've gotten, but I'm still well north of 150", Woods said.

"I obviously had conversations with the people that are building the venue, but we thought (the first tee arena) was big in Gleneagles, it was certainly big last time at Hazeltine", said the European captain.


"The arms up in the air on 18, it looks like that's going to be a cover on maybe about 100 magazines this week", Furyk said.

"Can't you tell the difference?" "I loved it. I think this week will be exactly like that, but the decibels will be up a little higher". "A guy with his status and that number of wins, he can flip the page and turn his attention to this week".

"He brings an incredible fire to the team", DeChambeau said. So you may ask what these are, well in simple terms its again two golfer teams representing each country, However, this time the players have to switch hitting the same ball until it rolls into the cup.

Mickelson makes his 12th Ryder Cup appearance, having played in 12 in a row since 1995.

Mickelson raised speculation the day before by saying he and Woods would welcome a chance to play together, adding that he knows the way Furyk is thinking without revealing what he knew. In this format, the captain of each team will pick what order his players play from match 1 to match 12.

British Open champion Francesco Molinari never gets overly excited about anything, and he doesn't expect his demeanor to change at the Ryder Cup.


The 29-year-old from Northern Ireland makes his fifth Ryder Cup start after losing an intense singles match to 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed at Hazeltine that featured loud screams, teasing with American spectators and a lesson for McIlroy.

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