How do the U.S. and European teams stack up when it comes to the blocking and tackling of golf long driving, finding the fairway, hitting greens in regulation and holing putts? To find out, we added up each player's rank on his respective tour in those categories and divided by four. We took that number and, from lowest total to highest, listed the 24 Ryder Cuppers from one to 24. Voila! The Ryder Cup Rank. (For Padraig Harrington and Ian Poulter, members of both tours, we combined their U.S. and Euro totals and divided by two.) Players are listed by Ryder Cup Rank. (The U.S. team is here.)
Statistics by Sal Johnson, text by Gary Van Sickle
Now that his favorite four-ball partner, Darren
Clarke, isn't on the team, Westwood may join
Sergio Garcia to form Europe's most dynamic duo in all four team
matches. Westwood was 3-0-2 in the 2006 Ryder Cup and thrives
on match play golf. He is longer off the tee than you think and one of
the game's best iron players from out of the rough.