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“It is not going to affect me one way or the other,” he said. “I know it sounds crazy, but it’s really not.”

That is abundantly clear when he talks about playing in his first Ryder Cup. He may have played all around the world and held his own against Woods and McIlroy, but Snedeker still sounds like that kid who used to wake up early and park himself in front of the TV for the entire day to watch Love and Fred Couples, Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal.

“Just going crazy,” Snedeker said with a grin. “So it’s kind of crazy to think that I’m on that TV this time. I’m out there with the other kids watching me do what I’m supposed to be doing.

“It’s going to be a lot of pressure on myself, because I want to perform,” he added. “I want to show everybody that I am playing some great golf right now.”