Ryder Cup

10 Burning Questions

What to look for at this year's Ryder Cup at Medinah

September 2012

2010 European Ryder Cup team

1. Who is the "underdog"?

There is no worse designation than being the Ryder Cup favorite, which is why both teams will tell you their opponent is the greatest assemblage of golf talent in the history of collared shirts. On one side, you have a European team that has won six of the last eight Ryder Cups. On the other is a U.S. squad that boasts 11 of the top 20 players in the world, and will be playing on a traditionally power-friendly American course -- in front of a raucous home crowd. All of this is reason the Americans should win, which is the precise reason why they won't. We told you this stuff is confusing.
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