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French born Magee is eligible for Ryder Cup

After losing in the final of the Andersen Consulting World Golf Championship, Andrew Magee talked about his chances of making the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

But there was a question about Magee's eligibility. Though he is an American citizen born to American parents, he was born in Paris, France.

The PGA of America media guide states, "Only American-born players represent the U.S. team," which would seem to eliminate Magee.

But according to a spokesman for the PGA of America, Magee is indeed eligible.

"His parents were American citizens," the spokesman said. "His father worked for an American company in Paris. His parents took him immediately to get him American citizenship."

"You're always interested in getting on the Ryder Cup team," Magee said following his loss to Jeff Maggert Sunday.

With the 90 points he earned last week, Magee is 20th on the current Ryder Cup points standings. The top 10 qualify for the team with two more wild card selections to be determined by U.S. captain Ben Crenshaw.

 

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