(SportsNetwork.com) – The 37th Ryder Cup will be held at Le Golf National in Paris this weekend, beginning Friday.
The U.S. team features Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Brooks Koepka, Zach Johnson, Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Kuchar, Daniel Berger, Bubba Watson, Kevin Chappell, Webb Simpson, Kevin Chappell, Jimmy Walker, Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell, Brooks Koepka, William McGirt, Matt Kuchar, Alexander Noren, Byeong Hun An, Jhonattan Vegas, Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Lee Westwood, David Lingmerth, Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren, Kyungwoon Lee, Gary Woodland, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Pat Perez, Wesley Bryan, Chris Wood, Kevin Chappell, Fredrik Jacobson, Ian Poulter, Jason Day, Brandon Stone, Harold Varner III, Xander Schauffele, Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, Tony Finau, Dominic Bozzelli, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley, Tyrrell Hatton, Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Francesco Molinari, Charley Hoffman, Russell Knox, Ian Poulter, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jon Rahm, Brandt Snedeker, Branden Grace, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Danny Willett, Kevin Chappell, Xander Schauffele, Luke List, Ernie Els, Ryan Moore, Marc Leishman, Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters, Si Woo Kim, Thorbjorn Olesen, Alex Noren, Jon Rahm, Ian Poulter, Danny Willett, Ernie Els, Branden Grace, Thomas Pieters, Ian Poulter, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Tyrrell Hatton, Martin Kaymer, Martin Kaymer, Danny Willett, Francesco Molinari, Thorbjorn Olesen, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Justin Thomas, Y.E. Yang, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Paul Casey, Patrick Reed, Chris Wood, Zach Johnson, Tony Finau, Jhonattan Vegas, Rory McIlroy, Jamie Donaldson, Patrick Reed, Branden Grace, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Ian Poulter, Ian Poulter, U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, and Rory McIlroy.
Ahead of the Ryder Cup, here are some of the most memorable moments and shots:
— Nine years ago, Europe won the Ryder Cup for the third time in four tries when it upended the U.S. 16 1/2 – 9 1/2 at Valhalla in Kentucky. That afternoon, Europe won its first point by winning the hole with an eagle. The greatest part of that singles match was the sky falling over Valhalla. Early in the day, a thunderstorm blew in and one of the methods by which thousands of United States players prepared for the Ryder Cup was thrown out. Garvin himself had planned to spend the morning in the practice range, but he retreated to a shelter, only to hear the rain. On the tee, Azinger was about to blast his tee shot as the sky darkened. Europe didn’t score any points that day.
— In the last Ryder Cup at Valhalla in 2012, the hole a few minutes before the morning fourballs matches were going to tee off was dubbed the “roofie hole.” It was originally dubbed the “booz hole,” though that play was changed in 2007, and the “roofie hole” is now known as the “sissy hole” because it has been called a line-drive bunker.
— In 1999, Tom Lehman and his Walker Cup teammates won all five matches