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Tiger Woods will be part of USA Ryder Cup team
September 7, 2010

This Tuesday, the world number one professional golfer, Tiger Woods, was chosen as one of the wildcards that will complete the U.S. team to face Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup from October 1st to 3rd at the Celtic Manor course in Wales.

The fans of sports betting sites should take into consideration that the United States' team will defend the title after having won against Europe in the 2008 edition, in which Woods didn't participate due to knee surgery.

Woods was named among the list of the four players invited by the team's Captain Corey Pavin, and one of the surprises is the debutant Rickie Fowler, a 21-year-old golfer that has failed to win a USPGA Tour event.

Tiger, who has won 14 major golf championships, had failed to get the necessary points for a direct qualification to the tournament, due to his weak performances this season.

However, despite not having achieved any success so far this year, Tiger will play in the Ryder Cup for the sixth time in his career.

"I asked Woods last night if he wanted to be part of the team and he said 'absolutely," Pavin said. "I am happy that he is very excited about playing and he wants to be on a winning team."

Pavin has also included in his selection veteran Stewart Cink, who is part of the team for the fifth consecutive time, and Zach Johnson, who has played only one edition of the Ryder Cup.

These four players join the eight who directly qualified for the Ryder Cup: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jeff Overton.

On the other hand, the European team will arrive at this tournament with six Ryder Cup rookies: Francesco and Edoardo Molinari, Peter Hanson, Rory McIlroy, Ross Fisher, and Martin Kayer.

The other members of the group are Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald, Miguel Angel Jimenez, and Graeme McDowell.

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