Wake up the echoes

Updated: September 20, 2006, 1:52 PM ET
By Bill Fields | Golf World

The enduring image of the 1987 Ryder Cup for most people is one of celebration. The triumphant Europeans, winners on American soil for the first time -- at Muirfield Village GC over a United States team captained by no less than Jack Nicklaus -- kicked up their heels on the 18th green like eager showgirls at a crowded audition. Not only an exclamation point on a decisive victory, the scene was a symbol of an emerging trend: Golf's best players no longer had to grow up on the Pledge of Allegiance. ...

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