Ryder Cup is one golf tournament, which witnesses top players from Europe and the US battle it out for the title, hence there are a number of top golfers in the competition. Europe has dominated Ryder Cup in the last ten competitions, winning it eight times, but former American golfer Johnny Miller does not give them much of a chance this time around as he believes that the current European team is one of the worst.
Miller may feel such about Europe, but they do have some of the best players of the world competing for the defending champions. Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson are some of the big names among others, who will be eager to help Europe win their fourth straight Ryder Cup title.
But Miller is not too sure if they have enough quality in the European rookies, and also spoke about the additional factors of pressure, which will be on both teams.
"I do believe the Euros have got, at least on paper, the worst team they've had in many years. I just think with all those rookies.. when you lose (Ian) Poulter, it's like tearing your heart out. I think this is the year not only could the U.S. win, they could win by like five points," Associated Press quoted Miller as saying.
"There's a bunch of guys you just don't have that much confidence in. Even (Lee) Westwood, I don't know if he can make putts in Ryder Cup pressure. Chris Wood? Who knows? Thomas Pieters has a good game for Hazeltine, but he might melt under Ryder Cup pressure."
Though, on paper, US with players like Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed among other experienced golfers like Phil Mickelson, the home team will be aware of the need to come with their A game in the competition. If the US manage to win the 2016 Ryder Cup, they will be winning it for the first time after their triumph in 2008.