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Age: 27.

World ranking: 8.

Ryder Cups: Rookie.

Ryder Cup record: 0-0-0.

Career victories: 3.

2012 victories: U.S. Open.

Majors: 1.

2012 Majors: Masters-T44, US Open-1, British Open-DNP, PGA Championship-Cut.

Backspin: Simpson doesn’t have the most beautiful swing in golf, but it’s efficient and he gets the most out of his game every time he plays. He teamed with Watson at Royal Melbourne in the Presidents Cup last year, and they went 3-1. Simpson lost his singles match to K.T. Kim. He won his first major at the U.S. Open, and then took five weeks off as his wife gave birth to their second child. He has not been much of a factor the last two months.



Age: 36.

World ranking: 16.

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