Lee Westwood
Central to Europe's prospects despite a poor singles record. Binds group with endless banter and laser irons. 9/10

Ryder Cup: Player ratings

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Rory McIlroy

Ryder Cup: The USA want to target me? Bring it on, says bullish Rory McIlroy

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Britain prepares for another deluge

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The News Matrix: Thursday 20 September 2012

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The News Matrix: Wednesday 19 September 2012

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The News Matrix: Tuesday 18 September 2012

Badger cull 'crazy', says scientific expert

The News Matrix: Monday 17 September 2012

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