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U.S. team will face a tough battle in the Ryder Cup
September 7, 2010

The Ryder Cup begins next Friday, October 1, at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, and sports betting fans should take into consideration that the European team emerges as the favorite to win the Ryder Cup 2010. Also, its 12 members are among the top 50 golfers in the world rankings.

"I think Europeans are the favorites," said U.S. team captain, Corey Pavin. "We will play in front of European fans. We will be playing a course that is part of their circuit. Can we overcome these obstacles? ... I think so, but it will be a tough battle.''

The U.S. Team comes into this tournament as the defending champion, and despite the poor performances that the world number one, Tiger Woods, has had during this year, he arrives at this tournament as the leading figure for the Americans.

However, in more than 80 years of history, a U.S. team has not had a player without a PGA title under its belt, and for this competition, they have two: Jeff Overton and Rickie Fowler.

For its part, Europe hasn't had any players with a ranking as high during the past six years, considering that for this tournament, the European captain, Colin Montgomerie, formed a great team that, believe it or not, excludes Paul Casey, who is seventh in the world ranking.

On the other hand, the captains of both teams announced on Monday that golfers can't use social networks as Facebook or Twitter during the competition, because they consider that it could be a distraction.

"We have decided as a whole to not tweet this week," Pavin said. "It can be a little bit distracting sometimes. I think it's important to focus on the Ryder Cup and playing the matches and just enjoying camaraderie with the team itself."








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