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The man who saved the Ryder Cup

Tony Jacklin never played on a single winning Ryder Cup team, yet deserves much of the credit for turning the biennial matches into golf's treasure that we enjoy today.

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Phil opens up about 2004 Ryder pairing with Tiger

Phil Mickelson said Wednesday that a lack of preparation time led to the failed pairing with Tiger Woods at the 2004 Ryder Cup, and he emphasized the importance of player input.

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Rookie Sullivan excited for Ryder Cup debut (0:53)
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Garcia: You don't win the Ryder Cup with your mouth (0:41)
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Did you know: Five Ryder Cup facts (1:37)
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Building the ultimate Ryder Cup dream team

While talk has centred on Europe's six rookies and America's final pick of Ryan Moore, ESPN has taken a look back through the ages to put together the ultimate in fantasy lineups.

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Infographic: Arnold Palmer leaves legacy on, off golf course

Arnold Palmer served as one of the most iconic figures in the game. One of golf's Big Three along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, Palmer was a successful businessman and course designer who will forever be a legend in the golf world.

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McIlroy takes Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup (2:43)
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Levy seals Porsche European Open in playoff

Alexander Levy clinched victory at the Porsche European Open in Bavaria, Germany, by seeing off Ross Fisher on the second playoff hole.

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Europe are Ryder Cup favourites - Rotella

Europe should be favourites for the Ryder Cup, but have found a winning formula by portraying themselves as underdogs, according to Dr Bob Rotella.

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Paul Casey on FedExCup and Ryder Cup

Paul Casey opens up to Michael Collins and Jason Sobel about his life, not being in the Ryder Cup and how much winning the FedExCup would mean to him.

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Snedeker calls Watson a 'great teammate'

After Bubba Watson was passed over as a Ryder Cup at-large selection, there was conjecture about the reasons, but Brandt Snedeker called Watson a "great" teammate on Wednesday.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said he "might mix it up" with pods today. Zach Johnson and Brooks Koepka swapped spots. Other than that, same foursomes practicing at Hazeltine as yesterday. They are: Group 1: Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker Group 2: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth Group 3: J.B. Holmes, Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore, Brandt Snedeker

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson cleared the air today on a 12-year-old issue that has continued to fester: his pairing with Tiger Woods at the 2004 Ryder Cup. They played together twice on the opening day, the only time the two have done so. They lost both matches and captain Hal Sutton was heavily criticized. Mickelson said it was an example of a captain "putting us in a position to fail, and we failed monumentally, absolutely.'' That led to the worst U.S. Ryder Cup defeat. Mickelson is playing in his 11th Ryder Cup this week.

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Davis Love III said he "might mix it up" with pods today. Zach Johnson and Brooks Koepka swapped spots. Other than that, same as yesterday.

Garcia: You don't win the Ryder Cup with your mouth

Team Europe member Sergio Garcia has hit back at Team USA's trash talking before Friday's Ryder Cup start at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Former hockey All-StarJeremy Roenick should be in your top 5 favorite celebrity golfers.