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Ryder Cup

Down, But Not Out

Upon closer inspection, this underdog U.S. team compares favorably to the 2008 squad -- the last one to claim a Ryder Cup

September 2014

Hunter Mahan

Hunter Mahan (2008) vs. Hunter Mahan (2014)

For all the talk of Mahan's "quiet" 2014, he still makes more sense as a pick than he was as a Ryder Cup rookie in 2008. That year he had five top 10s and no wins, whereas this year, in addition to now having two Ryder Cups under his belt, he has six top 10s and a recent win in the Barclays to speak of. Edge: 2014
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