Windsor Star

AZINGER LIKES ROLE AS UNDERDOG

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U.S. captain Paul Azinger believes his team has everything to gain by going into this week’s Ryder Cup as underdogs against Europe.

The Americans have lost the last three matches in the biennial team competitio­n, and five of the last six, and will be without Tiger Woods for the first time since 1997.

“The Europeans have brought an incredible team over here and we have a great opportunit­y to change it,” Azinger said Monday after the Europeans landed in Louisville, Ky.

“We have everything to gain in this situation. Not a lot of people expect us to pull this off. Everybody feels pressure but hopefully they (my players) will be free wheeling out there. That’s my hope.”

 ?? Reuters photo ?? SMILE: European captain Nick Faldo, left, and U.S. captain Paul Azinger pose with the Ryder Cup in Louisville, Ky.
Reuters photo SMILE: European captain Nick Faldo, left, and U.S. captain Paul Azinger pose with the Ryder Cup in Louisville, Ky.

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