Phil Mickelson (USA)

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Ryder Cup appearances: 8 Match record (W/L/H): 11/17/6 Point percentage: 41% Making his ninth Ryder Cup appearance, nobody at Medinah has more tournament experience than Mickelson, but a mere 41% win ratio represents failure compared to his wider career. Lefty only sneaked into the qualification zone and was beginning to look like the weak line in this side until bouncing back with a couple of top-three finishes during the FedEx Cup play-off series. There's certainly enough depth to this team to allow Mickelson an afternoon or two off this time around, saving his best for preferred formats. A sensible plan might restrict appearances to fourballs and singles, maximising the inevitable birdies without burdening a foursomes partner with his inaccuracy off the tee.

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