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European player records by format

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Foursomes Records
PLAYER CAREER RECORD NOTE
Nicolas Colsaerts 0-0-0 He is the first Belgian to play on a Ryder Cup team.
Luke Donald 6-0-0 Despite a stellar record in foursomes, Donald played in only one of the two sessions in the format at the last Ryder Cup.
Sergio Garcia 8-0-1 The lone blemish on this impressive record? A halve with teammate Lee Westwood against Americans Kenny Perry and Jim Furyk in 2008.
Peter Hanson 0-1-0 The five-time European Tour winner qualified for his second Ryder Cup team.
Martin Kaymer 0-0-1 Partnered with Lee Westwood to earn 1½ of a possible 2 points in 2010 Ryder Cup.
Paul Lawrie 1-1-0 He'll forever be remembered as the man who won the 1999 Open Championship when Jean Van de Velde crashed and burned at Carnoustie.
Graeme McDowell 1-1-1 In Ryder Cup circles, the Northern Irishman will be known for earning the clinching point for the Europeans against Hunter Mahan at Celtic Manor.
Rory McIlroy 1-1-0 Reigning world No. 1 originally didn't think much of the biennial matches, calling it "an exhibition" several years ago, but changed his tune after experiencing the victory at Celtic Manor in his Ryder Cup debut.
Francesco Molinari 0-1-0 The consistent Italian hasn't missed a cut on the European Tour in 2012.
Ian Poulter 2-1-0 As a captain's pick in 2008, Poulter earned the most points of any European (four). He was also a wild-card selection this year by captain Jose Maria Olazabal.
Justin Rose 1-1-0 Rose's lone defeat in foursomes came in his first Ryder Cup match. He's 3-0 since Stewart Cink and Chad Campbell defeated Rose and Ian Poulter, 1 Up, in 2008.
Lee Westwood 7-2-4 Other than the 2008 U.S. win at Valhalla, Westwood won at least two points in every other Ryder Cup appearance.

· United States team Ryder Cup records by format

Four-Balls Records
PLAYER CAREER RECORD NOTE
Nicolas Colsaerts 0-0-0 Leads European Tour in driving distance at 317.7 yards.
Luke Donald 0-1-1 Donald's only point in four-balls came in his very first Ryder Cup match in 2004, when he and teammate Paul McGinley halved with Americans Chris Riley and Stewart Cink.
Sergio Garcia 5-2-3 Garcia has won an astounding 67 percent of the possible points available in his Ryder Cup career.
Peter Hanson 1-0-0 Played in only three sessions in his Ryder Cup debut in 2010, but got his lone victory in a four-balls match with Miguel Angel Jimenez against Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton.
Martin Kaymer 2-0-0 Had two different partners (Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter) in his two four-ball victories in 2010.
Paul Lawrie 1-0-1 Played all five sessions as a Ryder Cup rookie in 1999 in his only Ryder Cup appearance prior to Medinah.
Graeme McDowell 1-1-1 McDowell teamed with countryman Rory McIlroy in three matches during Europe's win in 2010.
Rory McIlroy 0-0-1 In his first career Ryder Cup match, McIlroy earned a half point with Graeme McDowell against Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar.
Francesco Molinari 0-0-1 Halve with brother Edoardo in 2010 at Celtic Manor are the Italian's only points in the Ryder Cup.
Ian Poulter 3-2-0 In 11 career Ryder Cup matches, Poulter came away with an astonishing eight points for the European side.
Justin Rose 1-0-0 Playing in just his second Ryder Cup this week at Medinah, Rose captured three of a possible four points in his debut at Valahalla in 2008.
Lee Westwood 7-4-2 Lee Westwood owns a 6-1 career Ryder Cup record when playing against a team that includes Tiger Woods. Five of those seven meetings were four-ball matches.

Singles Records
PLAYER CAREER RECORD NOTE
Nicolas Colsaerts 0-0-0 Won the 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship.
Luke Donald 2-1-0 Donald lost his first Ryder Cup singles match to Chad Campbell in 2004 (5 and 3) but beat the Texan two years later (2 and 1).
Sergio Garcia 1-4-0 For all his success with teammates, four of Garcia's six career losses have come in singles.
Peter Hanson 0-1-0 Was dominated by Phil Mickelson (4 and 2) in his singles match debut at Celtic Manor.
Martin Kaymer 0-1-0 Dustin Johnson waxed Kaymer 6 and 4 in their singles match in 2010.
Paul Lawrie 1-0-0 Took down Jeff Maggert 4 and 3 in his lone previous Ryder Cup singles match.
Graeme McDowell 2-0-0 Defeated Hunter Mahan (2010) and Stewart Cink (2008) for his pair of singles victories.
Rory McIlroy 0-0-1 Will fans get the Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods singles match on Sunday? With the blind draw for setting up pairings, the chances aren't good.
Francesco Molinari 0-1-0 Took the brunt of a Tiger Woods thrashing in Monday singles at Celtic Manor, a 4 and 3 loss for the Italian.
Ian Poulter 3-0-0 The Englishman has never halved a match in three previous Ryder Cup appearances.
Justin Rose 1-0-0 Beat Phil Mickelson 3 and 2 in singles match at Valhalla in 2008.
Lee Westwood 2-5-0 For all his prowess in the team side of the competition, Westwood has only two singles victories (Kenny Perry in 2004 and Chris DiMarco in 2006) in seven previous Ryder Cups.