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U.S. players in the dark on pairings

Originally Published: September 15, 2004
By Bob Harig | Special to ESPN.com

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- When Lee Trevino was U.S. Ryder Cup captain, he had a simple attitude: pair the players, pat them on the back, and have them go at it. You get the feeling there wasn't a lot of science involved.

But as the Ryder Cup has grown, and the matches have become more intense, every move is scrutinized -- even for the captains, whose role is more than ceremonial.

Ask Curtis Strange. The losing captain of the 2002 U.S. team, Strange's strategy for putting ...

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