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  • USA's Boo Weekley reacts after sinking a putt on the ninth hole during the final round of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. The colorful rookie character Weekley fueled an American victory.

      USA's Boo Weekley reacts after sinking a putt on the ninth hole during the final round of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. The colorful rookie character Weekley fueled an American victory.
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  • U.S. Ryder Cup player Justin Leonard celebrates after sinking his putt on the 17th hole of his final round match Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 in Brookline, Mass. Leonard won the hole clinching the Ryder Cup for the U.S. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.

      U.S. Ryder Cup player Justin Leonard celebrates after sinking his putt on the 17th hole of his final round match Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 in Brookline, Mass. Leonard won the hole clinching the Ryder Cup for the U.S. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.
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  • U.S. Ryder Cup players, wives, and team officials surround Justin Leonard on the 17th hole after his final round match Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 in Brookline, Mass. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.

      U.S. Ryder Cup players, wives, and team officials surround Justin Leonard on the 17th hole after his final round match Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 in Brookline, Mass. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.
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  • USA's Boo Weekley reacts after his birdie putt on the 12th hole during his four-ball match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. The colorful rookie character Weekley fueled an American victory.

      USA's Boo Weekley reacts after his birdie putt on the 12th hole during his four-ball match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. The colorful rookie character Weekley fueled an American victory.
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  • European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros of Spain kisses the trophy after Europe beat the United States 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain Sunday Sept. 28, 1997. The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.

      European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros of Spain kisses the trophy after Europe beat the United States 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain Sunday Sept. 28, 1997. The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.
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  • Europe's Darren Clarke's, arm is held aloft by team captain Ian Woosnam, right, on the 16th green after winning his singles match against Zach Johnson of the United States on the last day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club golf course, Straffan, Ireland, Sunday Sept. 24, 2006. Clarke won the match 3 and 2. The European team earlier retained the Ryder Cup, Clarke, hero of the 2006 Cup for the Europeans, lost his wife shortly before the 2006 Cup,

      Europe's Darren Clarke's, arm is held aloft by team captain Ian Woosnam, right, on the 16th green after winning his singles match against Zach Johnson of the United States on the last day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club golf course, Straffan, Ireland, Sunday Sept. 24, 2006. Clarke won the match 3 and 2. The European team earlier retained the Ryder Cup, Clarke, hero of the 2006 Cup for the Europeans, lost his wife shortly before the 2006 Cup,
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  • European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros, of Spain, reacts as his compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal sinks his putt to square with the U.S. team during fourball match on day two of the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain, in this Sept. 27, 1997 file photo. Seve Ballesteros officially retired from competition Monday July 16, 2007, ending a charismatic career filled with five major championships, a record 50 victories on the European Tour and a fighting spirit that reinvigorated Europe in the Ryder Cup. The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.

      European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros, of Spain, reacts as his compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal sinks his putt to square with the U.S. team during fourball match on day two of the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain, in this Sept. 27, 1997 file photo. Seve Ballesteros officially retired from competition Monday July 16, 2007, ending a charismatic career filled with five major championships, a record 50 victories on the European Tour and a fighting spirit that reinvigorated Europe in the Ryder Cup. The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.
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  • European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros and players Nick Faldo of England, Colin Montgomerie of Scotland and Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain (left to right) hold the trophy after Europe beat the United States 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain Sunday Sept. 28, 1997.The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.

      European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros and players Nick Faldo of England, Colin Montgomerie of Scotland and Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain (left to right) hold the trophy after Europe beat the United States 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain Sunday Sept. 28, 1997.The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.
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  • U.S. Ryder Cup team members sprays champagne on the crowd below the clubhouse balcony after winning the Ryder Cup Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.

      U.S. Ryder Cup team members sprays champagne on the crowd below the clubhouse balcony after winning the Ryder Cup Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.
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  • U.S. Ryder Cup player Tiger Woods celebrates a birdie on the 10th hole during the four-ball competition Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, during Ryder Cup competition at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.

      U.S. Ryder Cup player Tiger Woods celebrates a birdie on the 10th hole during the four-ball competition Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, during Ryder Cup competition at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. The Americans were criticized for excessive celebration in reaction of their 1999 victory.
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  • Europe's Darren Clarke, left, is hugged by United States team captain Tom Lehman on the 16th green after Clarke won his singles match against Zach Johnson of the United States on the last day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club golf course, Straffan, Ireland, Sunday Sept. 24, 2006. Clarke won the match 3 and 2. The European team earlier retained the Ryder Cup, Clarke, hero of the 2006 Cup for the Europeans, lost his wife shortly before the 2006 Cup,

      Europe's Darren Clarke, left, is hugged by United States team captain Tom Lehman on the 16th green after Clarke won his singles match against Zach Johnson of the United States on the last day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club golf course, Straffan, Ireland, Sunday Sept. 24, 2006. Clarke won the match 3 and 2. The European team earlier retained the Ryder Cup, Clarke, hero of the 2006 Cup for the Europeans, lost his wife shortly before the 2006 Cup,
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  • European Ryder Cup team player Darren Clarke, left, is hugged by teammate Jose Maria Olazabal during a photo call for the team at the K Club golf course, Straffan, Ireland, Thursday Sept. 21, 2006. Clarke, hero of the 2006 Cup for the Europeans, lost his wife shortly before the 2006 Cup,

      European Ryder Cup team player Darren Clarke, left, is hugged by teammate Jose Maria Olazabal during a photo call for the team at the K Club golf course, Straffan, Ireland, Thursday Sept. 21, 2006. Clarke, hero of the 2006 Cup for the Europeans, lost his wife shortly before the 2006 Cup,
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  • European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros of Spain, right, congratulates Per-Ulrik Johansson of Sweden after he defeated Davis Love III of the United States team by 3 and 2 during their singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain Sunday Sept. 28, 1997. The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.

      European Ryder Cup team captain Severiano Ballesteros of Spain, right, congratulates Per-Ulrik Johansson of Sweden after he defeated Davis Love III of the United States team by 3 and 2 during their singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup at Valderrama golf course, southern Spain Sunday Sept. 28, 1997. The 1997 Cup is considered by many to be "Seve's Ryder Cup" on account of his impressive play.
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  • Jack Nicklaus, left, U.S.A., congratulates Tony Jacklin, Great Britain, after the British player beat him 4 and 3 in the Ryder Cup golf match at Royal Birkdale Golf Course, Lancashire, England, Saturday, Sept. 20, 1969. Nicklaus conceded a putt to Jacklin to tie the contest for the first time ever.

      Jack Nicklaus, left, U.S.A., congratulates Tony Jacklin, Great Britain, after the British player beat him 4 and 3 in the Ryder Cup golf match at Royal Birkdale Golf Course, Lancashire, England, Saturday, Sept. 20, 1969. Nicklaus conceded a putt to Jacklin to tie the contest for the first time ever.
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