2012 Ryder Cup, Team USA: Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson Headline American Squad

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Team USA features 12 of the top 25 golfers in the world, including Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, and Tour Championship winner Brandt Snedeker, while Team Europe only has six.

Team USA features 11 of the top 20 golfers in the world, including Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, and Phil Mickelson, as they hope to take win the Ryder Cup for only the second time since 2000.

The United States won the last time the Ryder Cup was held on American soil in 2008, with the tournament taking place at Medinah Country Club in suburban Chicago this time around. While Team Europe's roster is top-heavy - they have every golfer in the top five of the world ranking besides Woods - six of their players are below No. 25 in the world rankings. Meanwhile, every golfer on the American squad is higher than that threshold, with West Chester native Jim Furyk the only player below the 20th spot. The USA's depth will help greatly in Sunday's singles matches, when at least half of the European team is guaranteed to face off against higher-ranked golfers.

Brandt Snedeker has the hot hand, as the Ryder Cup rookie won the $10 million purse that went with the FedEx Cup trophy in last week's Tour Championship. Furyk, one of four captains picks, is the second-most seasoned Ryder Cup veteran on Team USA, having played in the event seven previous times.

Here's the full Team USA squad. The top eight players listed qualified on account of their Ryder Cup points totals - encompassing results of the past two seasons - while Stricker, Furyk, Johnson, and Snedeker were selected by non-playing captain Davis Love III.

Tiger Woods

Bubba Watson

Jason Dufner

Keegan Bradley

Webb Simpson

Zach Johnson

Matt Kuchar

Phil Mickelson

Steve Stricker

Jim Furyk

Brandt Snedeker

Dustin Johnson

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