Sergio's First Stand

In this week's Ryder Cup, the Spanish phenom takes on a testy Tiger and other cranky U.S. pros

The Ryder Cup to be held this week at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., remains a feverishly awaited golfing event, no thanks to us--spelled U.S. While Europe's players have done their part to create a biennially thrilling competition, some of America's spoiled businessmen pros have voiced annoyance at having to endure three days of nerve-twanging match play for less pay than they'd make finishing 10th at the Greater Billings Open. Boo to them--and bring on Sergio.

Sergio, surname Garcia, is a Tiger useta-be, a charismatic 19-year-old with a fast grin, faster club-head speed and a palpable love of the game....

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