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Jim Souhan: New era of American Ryder Cup players approaches

HAVEN, Wis. The last time Minnesota hosted an epic golf tournament, Tiger Woods wilted in a final round for the first time in his career at the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, signaling a career downturn that continued this weekend at the PGA Championship. The last time the U.S. Ryder Cup team played on home turf, the Americans relied on a group of familiar veterans and folded on Sunday, much like Woods at Hazeltine. The last time golf fans envisioned and craved a career-long rivalry between two spectacular golfers, Woods and Phil Mickelson disappointed, rarely dueling for a championship on the back nine at a major, often seeming to prefer avoiding each other to inspiring each...

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