- Associated Press - Saturday, September 22, 2012

A capsule look at the U.S. players for the 39th Ryder Cup matches, to be played Sept. 28-30 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Players listed in the order they made the team:

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TIGER WOODS

Age: 36.

World ranking: 2.

Ryder Cups: 6.

Ryder Cup record: 13-14-2.

Career victories: 86.

2012 victories: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial, AT&T National.

Majors: 14.

2012 Majors: Masters-T40, US Open-T21, British Open-T3, PGA Championship-T11.

Backspin: A captain’s pick last time, Woods has returned to being the top American player and will be expected to win points whenever he plays. He already has won three times this year, with three other tournaments in the top 3. He has had winning records (3-1, 3-2) his last two Ryder Cups, and has a chance at this one to go over .500 for the first time. He likely will partner with Steve Stricker, with whom he played every match in 2010 at Wales and 2009 in the Presidents Cup.

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BUBBA WATSON

Age: 33.

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