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Ryder Cups: 2.

Ryder Cup record: 3-3-1.

Career victories: 9.

2012 victories: Colonial, John Deere Classic.

Majors: 1.

2012 Majors: Masters-T32, US Open-T41, British Open-T9, PGA Championship-70.

Backspin: He is the only American player who does not have a losing record despite never playing on a winning team. That says something about Johnson, who was a captain’s pick in 2010 and brings key elements to match play _ accuracy, great wedge play and a solid putter. A two-time winner this year, he might play a bigger role on this U.S. team that most casual fans realize.

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MATT KUCHAR

Age: 34.

World ranking: 14.

Ryder Cups: 1.

Ryder Cup record: 1-1-2.

Career victories: 4.

2012 victories: The Players Championship.

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