2014 Ryder Cup Photos

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Sergio Garcia.
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Graeme McDowell.
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Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer.
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Rory McIlroy.
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Beginning the day with a large 10-6 lead, Team Europe never looked back, rolling to an easy victory in Sunday singles to retain the Ryder Cup.
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European captain Paul McGinley embraces Rory McIlroy after the win.
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The European squad celebrates after receiving the Ryder Cup trophy.
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The final score was 16.5-11.5.
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The players quickly took to dousing each other with champagne.
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The players shared the fun with family, friends, fans and media gathered by the stage.
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A somber U.S. team at the closing ceremonies.
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Rory McIlroy dispatched Rickie Fowler 5 and 4 to earn the first point of the day for the Europeans.
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Rickie Fowler didn't back up his solid season at Gleneagles. He finished 0-2-3 for the week.
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The media swarms Jamie Donaldson after he earned the clinching point on Sunday.
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Justin Rose halved his match against Hunter Mahan.
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Rose was 3-0-2 at this Ryder Cup.
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Hunter Mahan displays an expression the Americans were familiar with on Sunday.
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Some Team USA partisans try to rally Jordan Spieth.
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Spieth lost to Graeme McDowell 2 and 1.
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Martin Kaymer easily defeated Bubba Watson 4 and 2.
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Kaymer celebrates a long chip-in on Sunday.
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Watson, the reigning Masters champion, failed to pick up any points at Gleneagles, going 0-3-0.
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Patrick Reed was one of the few bright spots for Team USA on Sunday. Reed beat Henrik Stenson 1 up.
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Phil Mickelson defeated Stephen Gallacher 3 and 1
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But Mickelson will be adding yet another team loss to his Ryder Cup resume.
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European fans came out in droves to watch their team secure the win.
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U.S. captain Tom Watson presided over the team's uninspiring performance this year.
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Hunter Mahan hits off the first tee on Sunday.
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Ian Poulter did not play up to the standard he set in 2012, but his team didn't need him to. He halved his singles match with Webb Simpson.
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Amateur photographers hustled to get snapshots of their favorite players on Sunday.
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Graeme McDowell defeated Jordan Spieth 2 and 1.
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Keegan Bradley lost to Jamie Donaldson 4 and 3 in singles.
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A landscape view of the action on Sunday.
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Henrik Stenson had a small but passionate group of supporters on Sunday.
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Four leprechauns showed up at Gleneagles for the celebration.
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Sergio Garcia beat Jim Furyk 1 up.
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Stephen Gallacher tees off on Sunday.
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Some Rory McIlroy imposters were spotted at Gleneagles.
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The Vikings fans were back Sunday to root on the Americans.
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SATURDAY Team Europe took control of the tournament Saturday afternoon, winning three matches and halving one in foursomes to take a 10-6 lead over the Americans.
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Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth led for much of their foursomes match against Martin Kaymer and Justin Rose, but they lost the final hole to settle for half a point. It would turn out to be the only points Team USA recorded in the afternoon session.
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Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood beat Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar 2 and 1.
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Rory McIlroy teamed with Sergio Garcia to win his first match of the tournament.
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They beat Jim Furyk (pictured) and Hunter Mahan 3 and 2.
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The European duo of Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson blew by Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker 5 and 4 in the afternoon.
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Martin Kaymer (left) celebrates his halve in foursomes.
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Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter teamed up in Saturday morning fourball to earn half a point against Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.
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Through three sessions, McIlroy had failed to win a match.
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Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar played well Saturday morning, but they ran into a buzzsaw in the team of Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose.
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Kuchar and Watson lost 3 and 2.
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Watson is 0-2 so far at this Ryder Cup.
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Large groups of spectators gathered around the greens on the rolling terrain at Gleneagles.
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Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed defeated Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn 5 and 3.
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Reed and Spieth, both Ryder Cup rookies, dominated their first two matches.
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Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan had a great morning, rolling to a 4 and 3 victory over Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson.
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It was a good turn of events for captain's pick Hunter Mahan, who is under a lot of pressure to deliver this week.
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Justin Rose celebrates after sinking a putt during his win.
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Rickie Fowler halved his first three matches.
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U.S. captain Tom Watson and vice captain Andy North walk the course on Saturday.
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Lee Westwood digs out of the rough on Saturday.
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Westwood putting during his loss in fourball.
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A view of the spectators Saturday at Gleneagles.
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Martin Kaymer is still looking for his first win of the week.
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European Team member Thomas Bjorn hits out of a greenside bunker.
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One of Team USA's hottest duos at the 2012 Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley won their first match but lost in foursomes to Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson. Team Europe dominated the afternoon matches, building a 5-3 lead by the end of the day.
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McDowell and Dubuisson won 3 and 2 on a chilly afternoon in Scotland. McDowell was Europe's hero in the 2010 Ryder Cup.
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Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia lost their first match, but they won the last two holes to halve their afternoon contest against Americans Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler.
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U.S. captain's pick Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson fell to Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 2 and 1 in foursomes.
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Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar teamed together in the Friday afternoon foursome matches. They lost 2 down to Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood.
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Donaldson celebrates sinking a putt during the close match.
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Kuchar and Furyk led early but were unable to keep it up throughout the match.
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Former Ryder Cupper and current European vice captain Miguel Angel Jimenez watched the matches on Friday.
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"I could barely breathe on the first tee," Patrick Reed (pictured) said after he and Jordan Spieth blitzed Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher, 5 and 4, in Friday morning four-ball.
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American fans had plenty to cheer for after the USA won two morning matches and halved a third.
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They weren't the only American fans braving the competition on enemy territory.
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It's likely these rowdy fans were rooting for the American side, but they left no doubt about who they back on Sundays.
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Jimmy Walker rips his tee shot during the Friday morning four ball. Walker and RIckie Fowler halved their match against Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer.
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Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia were 1 up with three holes to go in their morning four-ball match against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. But Bradley eagled the 16th hole and Mickelson birdied the 18th to win the match.
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U.S. captain Tom Watson kept a close eye on his team's performance.
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After defeating Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in the morning four ball, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley teamed again to take on Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson in the afternoon foursomes.
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Jordan Spieth was part of the 2010 American team that won the Junior Ryder Cup, which was also played at Gleneagles. Spieth and Patrick Reed sat out the afternoon round after defeating Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher.
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Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed celebrate their win in morning four ball.
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Massive crowds followed the matches at Gleneagles in Scotland.
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The European team's Thomas Bjorn during Friday morning four ball.
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After their halve in the morning, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn sat on the bench for foursomes.
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Amy Mickelson and fellow U.S. wives and girlfriends followed the action on Friday.
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THURSDAY Jordan Spieth takes a selfie with a fan during practice rounds Thursday at Gleneagles.
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Phil Mickelson will be paired with Keegan Bradley for Friday morning's matches.
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As usual, Mickelson was mobbed with fans wanting autographs Thursday.
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Martin Kaymer sank the clinching putt at the 2012 Ryder Cup. He will hope for some more fortune on the greens this week.
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Kaymer got lots of love from these four well-dressed German fans.
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These enthusiastic French fans turned out to throw their support behind the European team's lone Frenchman, Victor Dubuisson. The 2018 Ryder Cup will be held in France.
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Rory McIlroy tweeted this selfie of the European team at the opening ceremonies with the following caption: "Pre opening ceremony selfie!! #EUROPE"
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Twitter devotee Ian Poulter also got in on the act: "Lineded up and ready to get this show on the road. Opening ceremony. #RyderCup2014"
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Tom Watson announced his pairings for Friday morning's matches at a press conference.
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Rickie Fowler has had one of the best seasons on the U.S. team. He is one of four American players in the top 10 of the official world golf rankings.
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European captain chose to kick off the matches with a pairing of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.
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Jamie Donaldson hits a bunker shot with teammate Ian Poulter looking on.
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Poulter has an incredible record of 12-3-0 in the Ryder Cup
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2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell spent some time with the fans on Thursday.
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There are high expectations for Keegan Bradley and his partner Phil Mickelson this week.
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Justin Rose got some work in on the course.
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Dozens of spectators watch the Thursday practice rounds from a hill on the course.
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European supporters haven't been shy in representing their team at Gleneagles.
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Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and other U.S. team members got a lift around the course.
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A view of the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.
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Ryder Cup flags dot the landscape at Gleneagles.
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WEDNESDAY Rory McIlroy chats with teammate and countryman Graeme McDowell. The state of their friendship and potential Ryder Cup partnership has been a matter of much debate this week in light of McIlroy's ongoing lawsuit against McDowell's management company, Horizon Sports.
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Phil Mickelson signs autographs during practice Wednesday at the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland.
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Rickie Fowler shows off his patriotic haircut during his Wednesday press conference ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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Rory McIlroy signs autographs during practice.
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Discussing Team USA's cohesiveness at his Wednesday press conference, Phil Mickelson jabbed at McIlroy, quipping that "Well, not only are we able to play together, we also don't litigate against each other and that's a real plus, I feel, heading into this week.”
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Keegan Bradley said Wednesday that Mickelson has been playing extremely well in practice leading up to the Ryder Cup.
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Team USA captain Tom Watson cruises the course in a golf cart.
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Team Europe captain Paul McGinley chats with McIlroy. McGinley said Tuesday that McIlroy is aware that he's been "targeted" by Team USA, but claims that kind of attention only further motivates the World No. 1.
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Ian Poulter, who boasts a 12-3-0 overall record at the Ryder Cup, plays from a bunker on the 10th hole.
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Bubba Watson bumps fist with teammate (and potential playing partner) Webb Simpson.
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Henrik Stenson of Sweden tees off on the 14th hole.
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One of McGinley's five vice captains, Miguel Angel Jimenez, smoked a cigar as he walked the course.
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Patrick Reed tosses his club in the air after playing from a bunker on the third hole.
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PGA of America President Ted Bishop followed Rickie Fowler's lead and tweeted this photo of his new haircut Tuesday with the caption: It's done. The Fowler USA cut! #I believe we will win. @GCMorningDrive @pgaofamerica @MattAdamsFoL @Espngreeny
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Sergio Garcia gets a lift from European vice captains Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez.
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Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley played a practice round Tuesday. They teamed successfully at the 2012 Ryder Cup and will likely be paired again this year.
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How good does my #RyderCup2014 bag look. #Pumped
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Significant others of European Ryder Cup team players and captains gathered for a group photo. They are: Kate Rose, wife of Justin Rose; Vicki Smyth, wife of vice captain Des Smyth; Susanne Jimenez, wife of vice captain Miguel Angel Jimenez; Suzanne Torrance, wife of vice captain Sam Torrance; Katie Poulter, wife of Ian Poulter; Helen Gallacher, wife of Stephen Gallacher; Kathryn Tagg, fiancee of Jamie Donaldson; Allison McGinley, wife of captain Paul McGinley; Katharina Boehm, partner of Sergio Garcia; Emma Stenson, wife of Henrik Stenson; Caroline Harrington, wife of vice captain Padraig Harrington; Laurae Westwood, wife of Lee Westwood; Pernilla Bjorn, wife of Thomas Bjorn.
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Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar compare notes during their Tuesday practice round.
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A United States team bag. See more Ryder Cup equipment on our equipment page.
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Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy walk alongside team vice captain Sam Torrance during their practice round Tuesday.
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Martin Kaymer watches Rory McIlroy rip a drive off the 15th tee during their practice round.
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Rickie Fowler's American-themed haircut was one of the stories the first day at Gleneagles in Scotland.
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Jordan Spieth was accompanied by girlfriend Annie Verret as he arrived in Scotland for his first Ryder Cup.
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@therealrickiefowler and Bubba are taking us to @rydercupusa .......... Ouch
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Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy will be playing in his third Ryder Cup.
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Lee Westwood tweeted this photo of European team co-captain Miguel Angel Jimenez with the caption: Could he be any cooler???!!!
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Matt Kuchar and wife Sybi arrive at Edinburgh Airport. Kuchar's playing his third Ryder Cup.
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The American Ryder Cup team arrived on a British Airways jet at the Edinburgh Airport.
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Veteran Jim Furyk will be playing in his ninth Ryder Cup. He's with his wife, Tabitha.
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The European Ryder Cup Team in the Tartan.
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Jimmy Walker won three times in the 2013-14 wraparound PGA Tour season and is making his Ryder Cup debut. He's with his wife, Erin.
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European Captain Paul McGinley awaited the American team's arrival at the Edinburgh Airport with his wife Alison (right) and Shona Robison, Scotland's Minister for Sport.
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Captain's pick Hunter Mahan was accompanied by wife Kandi in Edinburgh.
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Rory McIlroy carried his European team bag after a session on the driving range at Gleneagles.
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Phil Mickelson was accompanied by his wife, Amy, as they arrived for the 2014 Ryder Cup. This is Mickelson's 10th Ryder Cup.
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Rickie Fowler found time for a practice round Monday at Gleneagles.
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Rory McIlroy took time from his practice session for a television interview.
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Phil Mickelson and Amy Mickelson talk to Kerry Haigh of the PGA of America.
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Patrick Reed, with his wife Justine, is playing in his first Ryder Cup.
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A slimmed-down Lee Westwood is a captain's pick on this year's European team and will be playing in his ninth Ryder Cup.
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Tom Watson and wife Hilary arrive at Edinburgh Airport.
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Keegan Bradley was part of the 2012 Ryder Cup team and is a captain's pick on this year's team. He's with girlfriend Jillian Stacey.