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Europeans winning over American fans

Updated: September 16, 2004, 6:42 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

BLOOMFIELD, TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The autograph policy for the 35th Ryder Cup Matches at Oakland Hills is quite clear -- they're not allowed. Anywhere.

So it was no surprise when European team member Lee Westwood walked off the seventh green, looked at a fan holding a pristine white Ryder Cup flag and politely declined to sign it Thursday.

The shocker was his reasoning.

"You got me already," he said.

Ian Poulter, in the next group some five minutes later, said the same.

"That's ...

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