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Ryder Cup report card: U.S. team

U.S. Ryder Cup team
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: Ian Poulter of England replaces his ball on the 4th green during round three of the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic at The Vines Resort and Country Club on February 21, 2009 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)  - 

Team USA

Keegan Bradley (3-1) | (video profile)

KeeganBradley
Grade A

Skinny: Great rookie performance that ended with sour taste via singles loss to Rory McIlroy. Looks like a U.S. stud for a long time.


Jason Dufner (3-1) | (video profile)

Jason Dufner
Grade A

Skinny: Another strong rookie who didnt let the pressure of the moment get to him. Shined in singles with a clutch victory.


Jim Furyk (1-2) | (video profile)

Jim Furyk
Grade D

Skinny: Captains pick continued to add to a putrid career record (9-17-4). Bogey-bogey finish in singles was crippling and added to a what-could-have-been season.


Dustin Johnson (3-0) | (video profile)

Dustin Johnson
Grade A

Skinny: Atoned for 1-3 performance last time with steady play and booming drives. Paired well with Kuchar.


Zach Johnson (3-1) | (video profile)

Zach Johnson
Grade A-

Skinny: Gutsy and gritty with Dufner and kept U.S. hopes alive with singles victory over struggling Graeme McDowell.


Matt Kuchar (2-1) | (video profile)

Matt Kuchar
Grade B

Skinny: Only loss was in singles but he was erratic against Lee Westwood in singles with four birdies and four bogeys.


Phil Mickelson (3-1) | (video profile)

Phil Mickelson
Grade B

Skinny: Difficult to knock Lefty for his singles loss to Justin Rose, but his request to sit Saturday afternoon hurt the team.


Webb Simpson (2-2) | (video profile)

Webb Simpson
Grade C+

Skinny: Bogey on 17 in singles against Ian Poulter was poor timing. Week was nothing bad, nothing special. Just mediocre.


Brandt Snedeker (1-2) | (video profile)

Brandt Snedeker
Grade C-

Skinny: The nerves got to him on a couple occasions and his singles loss to Paul Lawrie in the most lop-sided match of the day aided the European run.


Steve Stricker (0-4) | (video profile)

Steve Stricker
Grade F

Skinny: A winless record only deserves one grade. Hampered Tiger Woods twice and blew it against Martin Kaymer in singles.


Bubba Watson (2-2) | (video profile)

Bubba Watson
Grade B

Skinny: Along with Bradley, brought the most energy to the U.S. Fought hard in tough singles loss to Luke Donald.

Tiger Woods (0-3-1) | (video profile)

Tiger Woods
Grade D

Skinny: Played well to finish his Friday and Saturday fourball matches, but the American team needs more from its top-ranked player.


Captain Davis Love III | (video profile)

Davis Love III
Grade C+

Skinny: Only gaffe was sitting Dustin Johnson out of two team matches and sending three rookies out in the first three Sunday matches.