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September 04, 2008

Padraig HarringtonNation: IrelandWorld rank: 4 Age: 37Last win: 2008 PGA ChampionshipCup experience: 1999-2002-04-06Record: 7-8-2Up: Record on U.S. soil: 5-2-1 (4-1 in 2004 at Oakland Hills)Down: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 1-3-1Times on winning team: 4__ * Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories__GradesDriving Distance: AFairways: DGreens: FPutts/Rd.: A+Scrambling: APadraig HarringtonNation: IrelandWorld rank: 4 Age: 37Last win: 2008 PGA ChampionshipCup experience: 1999-2002-04-06Record: 7-8-2Up: Record on U.S. soil: 5-2-1 (4-1 in 2004 at Oakland Hills)Down: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 1-3-1Times on winning team: 4__ * Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories__GradesDriving Distance: AFairways: DGreens: FPutts/Rd.: A+Scrambling: A

Sergio GarciaNation: SpainWorld rank: 5 Age: 28Last win: 2008 PlayersCup experience: 1999-2002-04-06Record: 14-4-2Up: Undefeated in foursomes (8-0), first-day matches (8-0)Down: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 1-2-1Times on winning team: 3* Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categoriesGradesDriving Distance: B+Fairways: DGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: D-Scrambling: CSergio GarciaNation: SpainWorld rank: 5 Age: 28Last win: 2008 PlayersCup experience: 1999-2002-04-06Record: 14-4-2Up: Undefeated in foursomes (8-0), first-day matches (8-0)Down: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 1-2-1Times on winning team: 3* Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categoriesGradesDriving Distance: B+Fairways: DGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: D-Scrambling: C

Henrik StensonNation: SwedenWorld rank: 6 Age: 32Last win: 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play ChampionshipCup experience: 2006Record: 1-1-1Up: Also nearly won 2007 HSBC World Match, reaching semisDown: First-round average in 2008 worldwide: 71.44; in U.S.: 73.86Times on winning team: 1GradesDriving Distance: B-Fairways: CGreens: B+Putts/Rd.: AScrambling: A+Henrik StensonNation: SwedenWorld rank: 6 Age: 32Last win: 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play ChampionshipCup experience: 2006Record: 1-1-1Up: Also nearly won 2007 HSBC World Match, reaching semisDown: First-round average in 2008 worldwide: 71.44; in U.S.: 73.86Times on winning team: 1GradesDriving Distance: B-Fairways: CGreens: B+Putts/Rd.: AScrambling: A+

Lee WestwoodNation: EnglandWorld rank: 12 Age: 35Last win: 2007 Quinn Direct British Masters (Europe)Cup experience: 1997-99-2002- 04-06 Record: 14-8-3Up: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 5-2-3Down: 7-8 in first three showings, 2-2 as Faldo's partner in 1997Times on winning team: 4GradesDriving Distance: AFairways: C-Greens: A+Putts/Rd.: C-Scrambling: BLee WestwoodNation: EnglandWorld rank: 12 Age: 35Last win: 2007 Quinn Direct British Masters (Europe)Cup experience: 1997-99-2002- 04-06 Record: 14-8-3Up: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 5-2-3Down: 7-8 in first three showings, 2-2 as Faldo's partner in 1997Times on winning team: 4GradesDriving Distance: AFairways: C-Greens: A+Putts/Rd.: C-Scrambling: B

Justin RoseNation: EnglandWorld rank: 14 Age: 28Last win: 2007 Volvo Masters (Europe)Cup experience: NoneUp: 6-3-1 in Seve Trophy starts vs. Continent in 2003, '07Down: One WD, four MC from Verizon Heritage to U.S. Open__ * Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories__GradesDriving Distance: CFairways: C+Greens: DPutts/Rd.: DScrambling: BJustin RoseNation: EnglandWorld rank: 14 Age: 28Last win: 2007 Volvo Masters (Europe)Cup experience: NoneUp: 6-3-1 in Seve Trophy starts vs. Continent in 2003, '07Down: One WD, four MC from Verizon Heritage to U.S. Open__ * Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories__GradesDriving Distance: CFairways: C+Greens: DPutts/Rd.: DScrambling: B

Miguel Angel JiménezNation: SpainWorld rank: 18 Age: 44Last win: 2008 BMW PGA Championship (Europe)Cup experience: 1999, 2004Record: 2-5-2Up: Accustomed to road games, making both starts in U.S.Down: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 0-2-2Times on winning team: 1GradesDriving Distance: DFairways: D+Greens: BPutts/Rd.: A-Scrambling: C+Miguel Angel JiménezNation: SpainWorld rank: 18 Age: 44Last win: 2008 BMW PGA Championship (Europe)Cup experience: 1999, 2004Record: 2-5-2Up: Accustomed to road games, making both starts in U.S.Down: Record in matches going to 18th hole: 0-2-2Times on winning team: 1GradesDriving Distance: DFairways: D+Greens: BPutts/Rd.: A-Scrambling: C+

Robert KarlssonNation: SwedenWorld rank: 21 Age: 39Last win: 2006 Deutsche Bank Players' Championship of EuropeCup experience: 2006Record: 0-1-2Up: Winningest Swede on European Tour (seven titles)Down: With Casey, lost 3-up, 1-up four-ball leads to Cink-J.J. HenryTimes on winning team: 1GradesDriving Distance: A-Fairways: D+Greens: A-Putts/Rd.: A+Scrambling: A+Robert KarlssonNation: SwedenWorld rank: 21 Age: 39Last win: 2006 Deutsche Bank Players' Championship of EuropeCup experience: 2006Record: 0-1-2Up: Winningest Swede on European Tour (seven titles)Down: With Casey, lost 3-up, 1-up four-ball leads to Cink-J.J. HenryTimes on winning team: 1GradesDriving Distance: A-Fairways: D+Greens: A-Putts/Rd.: A+Scrambling: A+

Ian PoulterNation: EnglandWorld rank: 25 Age: 32Last win: 2007 Dunlop Phoenix (Japan)Cup experience: 2004Record: 1-1-0Up: Solo second to Harrington in British Open, best major finishDown: Only one other top-10 this season (T-9, Abu Dhabi)Times on winning team: 1Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories* Captain's pickGradesDriving Distance: D+Fairways: DGreens: FPutts/Rd.: B+Scrambling: C-Ian PoulterNation: EnglandWorld rank: 25 Age: 32Last win: 2007 Dunlop Phoenix (Japan)Cup experience: 2004Record: 1-1-0Up: Solo second to Harrington in British Open, best major finishDown: Only one other top-10 this season (T-9, Abu Dhabi)Times on winning team: 1Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories* Captain's pickGradesDriving Distance: D+Fairways: DGreens: FPutts/Rd.: B+Scrambling: C-

Graeme McDowellNation: Northern IrelandWorld rank: 31 Age: 29Last win: 2008 Barclays Scottish Open (Europe)Cup experience: NoneUp: Member of winning sides in '01 Walker Cup, '05 Seve TrophyDown: Only three career top-10s in 37 PGA Tour starts on U.S. soilGradesDriving Distance: CFairways: BGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: A-Scrambling: A+Graeme McDowellNation: Northern IrelandWorld rank: 31 Age: 29Last win: 2008 Barclays Scottish Open (Europe)Cup experience: NoneUp: Member of winning sides in '01 Walker Cup, '05 Seve TrophyDown: Only three career top-10s in 37 PGA Tour starts on U.S. soilGradesDriving Distance: CFairways: BGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: A-Scrambling: A+

Paul CaseyNation: EnglandWorld rank: 36 Age: 31Last win: 2007 Abu Dhabi Championship (Europe)Cup experience: 2004-06Record: 3-1-2Up: 2-0-2 in team sessions highlighted by 1-0-2 mark vs. CinkDown: Will shaky play=lightning rod if Brit press looks to drub Faldo?Times on winning team: 2* Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories* Captain's pickGradesDriving Distance: AFairways: CGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: FScrambling: FPaul CaseyNation: EnglandWorld rank: 36 Age: 31Last win: 2007 Abu Dhabi Championship (Europe)Cup experience: 2004-06Record: 3-1-2Up: 2-0-2 in team sessions highlighted by 1-0-2 mark vs. CinkDown: Will shaky play=lightning rod if Brit press looks to drub Faldo?Times on winning team: 2* Statistical grades given for PGA Tour categories* Captain's pickGradesDriving Distance: AFairways: CGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: FScrambling: F

Sren HansenNation: DenmarkWorld rank: 44 Age: 34Last win: 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship (Europe)Cup experience: NoneUp: Greens: 73.6 percent; sixth in Europe but would top PGA TourDown: 1-3-1 in Continent's 16½-11½ loss to GBI in '07 Seve TrophyGradesDriving Distance: A-Fairways: B+Greens: A+Putts/Rd.: C-Scrambling: A-Sren HansenNation: DenmarkWorld rank: 44 Age: 34Last win: 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship (Europe)Cup experience: NoneUp: Greens: 73.6 percent; sixth in Europe but would top PGA TourDown: 1-3-1 in Continent's 16½-11½ loss to GBI in '07 Seve TrophyGradesDriving Distance: A-Fairways: B+Greens: A+Putts/Rd.: C-Scrambling: A-

Oliver WilsonNation: EnglandWorld rank: 48 Age: 28Last win: None (six seconds in Europe; last: '08 BMW PGA)Cup experience: NoneUp: Member of winning sides in '03 Walker Cup, '07 Seve TrophyDown: Showings in majors this season: DNS, T-36, MC, MCGradesDriving Distance: CFairways: FGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: B-Scrambling: C+Oliver WilsonNation: EnglandWorld rank: 48 Age: 28Last win: None (six seconds in Europe; last: '08 BMW PGA)Cup experience: NoneUp: Member of winning sides in '03 Walker Cup, '07 Seve TrophyDown: Showings in majors this season: DNS, T-36, MC, MCGradesDriving Distance: CFairways: FGreens: A-Putts/Rd.: B-Scrambling: C+

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