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Debating the Kirk vs. Simpson pick

Updated: September 3, 2014, 12:08 PM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- When the first nine members of the U.S. Ryder team were determined last month after the PGA Championship, captain Tom Watson told prospective Ryder Cup hopefuls that he was looking for hot players who emerge from the playoffs to use for his three wild-cards picks.

Yet on Tuesday night, Watson leaned mostly on the past to make his selections and fill out a 12-man U.S. roster that will be a decided underdog when the matches begin on Sept. 26 in Gleneagles, Scotland, against a ...

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