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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.

Backspin: Only his second Ryder Cup, though he helped carry the load in a losing cause at Valhalla. The only European, aside from rookie Nicolas Colsaerts, who has never experienced winning a Ryder Cup. He has had good finishes since winning the World Golf Championship at Doral in March, though he hasn’t seriously contended since then. Defeated Phil Mickelson in singles at Valhalla.

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GRAEME MCDOWELL

Age: 33.

Country: Northern Ireland.

World ranking: 17.

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