Ryder Cup: Meet Team USA, Team Europe

Medinah Country Club hosts the 39th Ryder Cup matches Friday through Sunday in Medinah, Ill. The format is team match play, featuring four matches each of foursomes and four-balls on each of the first two days, capped with 12 singles matches on Sunday.

Partners alternate shots in foursomes; in four-balls each plays his own ball and the better of the two scores is counted on each hole. Each match counts one point, with half-points given if a match ends tied. In the event of a 14-14 deadlock, the reigning Cup holder (Europe this year) keeps the trophy.

Here is a look at the two teams:

TEAM USA

TIGER WOODS
Age: 36
World ranking: 2
Ryder Cups: 6
Ryder Cup record: 13-14-2
Career victories: 86
2012 victories: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial, AT&T National
Majors: 14
2012 Majors: Masters-T40, US Open-T21, British Open-T3, PGA Championship-T11

BUBBA WATSON
Age: 33
World ranking: 7
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 1-3-0
Career victories: 4
2012 victories: Masters
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-1, US Open-Cut, British Open-T23, PGA Championship-T11

JASON DUFNER
Age: 35
World ranking: 6
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Ryder Cup record: 0-0-0
Career victories: 2
2012 victories: Zurich Classic, Byron Nelon Championship
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T24, US Open-T4, British Open-T31, PGA Championship-T27

KEEGAN BRADLEY
Age: 26
World ranking: 13
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Ryder Cup record: 0-0-0
Career victories: 3
2012 victories: Bridgestone Invitational
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-T27, US Open-T68, British Open-T34, PGA Championship-T3

WEBB SIMPSON
Age: 27
World ranking: 8
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Ryder Cup record: 0-0-0
Career victories: 3
2012 victories: U.S. Open
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-T44, US Open-1, British Open-DNP, PGA Championship-Cut

ZACH JOHNSON
Age: 36
World ranking: 16
Ryder Cups: 2
Ryder Cup record: 3-3-1
Career victories: 9
2012 victories: Colonial, John Deere Classic
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-T32, US Open-T41, British Open-T9, PGA Championship-70

MATT KUCHAR
Age: 34
World ranking: 14
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 1-1-2
Career victories: 4
2012 victories: The Players Championship
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T3, US Open-T27, British Open-T9, PGA Championship-Cut

PHIL MICKELSON
Age: 42
World ranking: 15
Ryder Cups: 8
Ryder Cup record: 11-17-6
Career victories: 42
2012 victories: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Majors: 4
2012 Majors:Masters-T3, US Open-T65, British Open-Cut, PGA Championship-T36

STEVE STRICKER
Age: 45
World ranking: 10
Ryder Cups: 2
Ryder Cup record: 3-3-1
Career victories: 12
2012 victories: Tournament of Champions
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T47, US Open-T15, British Open-T23, PGA Championship-T7

JIM FURYK
Age: 42
World ranking: 28
Ryder Cups: 7
Ryder Cup record: 8-15-4
Career victories: 18
2012 victories: None
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-11, US Open-T4, British Open-T34, PGA Championship-T42

DUSTIN JOHNSON
Age: 28
World ranking: 12
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 1-3-0
Career victories: 6
2012 victories: St. Jude Classic
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-DNP, US Open-Cut, British Open-T9, PGA Championship-T48

BRANDT SNEDEKER
Age: 31
World ranking: 18
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Ryder Cup record: 0-0-0
Career victories: 3
2012 victories: Farmers Insurance Open, Tour Championship
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T19, US Open-DNP, British Open-T3, PGA Championship-Cut

TEAM EUROPE

RORY MCILROY
Age: 23
Country: Northern Ireland
World ranking: 1
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 1-1-2
Career victories: 8
2012 victories: Honda Classic, PGA Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship.
Majors: 2
2012 Majors: Masters-T40, US Open-Cut, British Open-T60, PGA Championship-1

JUSTIN ROSE
Age: 32
Country: England
World ranking: 9
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 3-1-0
Career victories: 10
2012 victories: Cadillac Championship
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T8, US Open-T21, British Open-Cut, PGA Championship-T3

GRAEME MCDOWELL
Age: 33
Country: Northern Ireland
World ranking: 17
Ryder Cups: 2
Ryder Cup record: 4-2-2
Career victories: 8
2012 victories: None
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-T12, US Open-T2, British Open-T5, PGA Championship-T11

PAUL LAWRIE
Age: 43
Country: Scotland
World ranking: 27
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 3-1-1
Career victories: 8
2012 victories: Qatar Masters, Johnnie Walker Championship
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-T24, US Open-DNP, British Open-T34, PGA Championship-T48

FRANCESCO MOLINARI
Age: 29
Country: Italy
World ranking: 31
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 0-2-1
Career victories: 3
2012 victories: Spanish Open
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T19, US Open-T29, British Open-T39, PGA Championship-T54

LUKE DONALD
Age: 34
Country: England
World ranking: 3
Ryder Cups: 3
Ryder Cup record: 8-2-1
Career victories: 11
2012 victories: Transitions Championship, BMW PGA Championship
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T32, US Open-Cut, British Open-T5, PGA Championship-T32

LEE WESTWOOD
Age: 38
Country: England
World ranking: 4
Ryder Cups: 7
Ryder Cup record: 16-11-6
Career victories: 38
2012 victories: Indonesia Masters, Scandinavian Masters
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T3, US Open-T10, British Open-T45, PGA Championship-Cut

PETER HANSON
Age: 34
Country: Sweden
World ranking: 23
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 1-2-0
Career victories: 5
2012 victories: Dutch Open
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T3, US Open-Cut, British Open-T23, PGA Championship-T7

SERGIO GARCIA
Age: 32
Country: Spain
World ranking: 19
Ryder Cups: 5
Ryder Cup record: 14-6-4
Career victories: 21
2012 victories: Wyndham Championship
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-T12, US Open-T38, British Open-Cut, PGA Championship-Cut

MARTIN KAYMER
Age: 27
Country: Germany
World ranking: 32
Ryder Cups: 1
Ryder Cup record: 2-1-1
Career victories: 10
2012 victories: None
Majors: 1
2012 Majors: Masters-T44, US Open-T15, British Open-Cut, PGA Championship-Cut

IAN POULTER
Age: 36
Country: England
World ranking: 24
Ryder Cups: 3
Ryder Cup record: 8-3-0
Career victories: 13
2012 victories: None
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-7, US Open-T41, British Open-T9, PGA Championship-T3

NICOLAS COLSAERTS
Age: 29
Country: Belgium
World ranking: 35
Ryder Cups: Rookie
Ryder Cup record: 0-0-0
Career victories: 2
2012 victories: World Match Play Championship
Majors: None
2012 Majors: Masters-Cut, US Open-T27, British Open-T7, PGA Championship-Cut

 

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