Stacked US team aims to regain Ryder Cup

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Americans would seem to have a lot in their favor at the Ryder Cup.

They are on home soil at Whistling Straits along the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan. A full house is expected, along with louder than usual cheering for the Stars & Stripes because of COVID-19 travel restrictions for European-based fans.

As for the players? Younger than ever, to be sure, but no less stacked. The Americans have eight of the top 10 in the world ranking - Europe only has Jon Rahm at No. 1 - on a team that has won twice as many majors.

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Money Leaders: PGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Justin Thomas $7,344,040
2 Jon Rahm $5,959,819
3 Dustin Johnson $5,837,267
4 Collin Morikawa $5,250,868
5 Webb Simpson $5,097,742
6 Bryson DeChambeau $4,998,495
7 Daniel Berger $4,439,420
8 Rory McIlroy $4,408,415
9 Sungjae Im $4,337,811
10 Patrick Reed $4,250,060
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