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U.S.' Ryder Problem Starts at the Top

Golf Digest

Fairly soon after Martin Kaymer marginalized the memory of Bernhard Langer with his Ryder Cup-clinching putt Sunday at Medinah, I tried to think of ways the United States could fix its problem with this biennial competition against Europe. Sadly, I could come up with none -- except maybe blowing up the concept of who or what the captain should be.

Losing five of the last six Ryder Cups and winning only four times in the last 14 tries pretty much makes meaningless any argument that the United States is the premier power in men's golf. And, if you use this year's competition as a window into the overall event, there are a lot of places to put the blame.

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