The teams are picked, the players are ready and the world expects another weekend of pulsating competition and high drama. Sport’s greatest bi-annual rivalry will reignite this week in the Ryder Cup at The Medinah Country Club, Illinois, as America and Europe’s elite golfers take center stage.
Team USA will be out to regain the famous trophy, after Europe claimed a narrow one-point victory in 2010 at Celtic Manor, Wales. This time around, the teams will again be closely matched, as both contain experienced matchplay champions, promising rookies, big-hitters and steady eddies. A lot will depend on how captains Davis Love III (USA) and José María Olazábal (Europe) pair their stars together for Friday and Saturday’s foursomes and four-balls.
Europe’s most experienced campaigner will be Englishman Lee Westwood, who has appeared in 7 previous Ryder Cups and has been ever-present in the European team since 1997. This year will mark the UPS Global Brand Ambassador’s eighth appearance where he will hope to improve upon his excellent personal record and earn Europe a 6th Ryder Cup victory.
Watch the video below to hear Lee reflect back at some of his favorite Ryder Cup memories.
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