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Ryder Cup as stressful as it gets

Six Europeans and five Americans will be making their Ryder Cup debuts at Celtic Manor this week.

Six Europeans and five Americans will be making their Ryder Cup debuts at Celtic Manor this week.

Since they could be in action as early as Friday’s opening four-ball matches, they’ve been trying to take in as much practice as possible on the par-71 Twenty Ten course — and plenty of advice from more-experienced teammates on how to cope with Cup pressure.

“The Ryder Cup has a lot more pressure than a major,” U.S. captain Corey Pavin told Reuters during the buildup to the 38th tournament. “It’s not even a comparison. I always found it 100 times more stressful than any major championship.

“At my first Ryder Cup, I was basically shaking on the tee because I was so nervous, but I had to control those emotions and perform.”

 
 
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