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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.

Backspin: The only rookie on the Europe side, and the first time since 1989 (Ronan Rafferty) that Europe has had only one newcomer. Medinah should be the perfect place for him to make his debut, because he plays an American-style game _ long and high off the tee. He likely will be used only in fourballs. Has struggled to maintain his game over four days in stroke play, with his lone win this year in Spain at the World Match Play Championship.