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STEVE STRICKER

Age: 45.

World ranking: 10.

Ryder Cups: 2.

Ryder Cup record: 3-3-1.

Career victories: 12.

2012 victories: Tournament of Champions.

Majors: None.

2012 Majors: Masters-T47, US Open-T15, British Open-T23, PGA Championship-T7.

Backspin: He hasn’t won since the season opener at Kapalua, and Stricker struggled this summer with his putting, of all things. He was an obvious pick as a partner for Woods, and for his putting _ even when it’s not good, it’s better than most everyone else. He considers Chicago a second home. As much attention as there will be on his putting, the key for Stricker is to have a good week with the driver.

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JIM FURYK

Age: 42.

World ranking: 28.

Ryder Cups: 7.

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