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Europe not rattled by underdog label ahead of Ryder Cup, says Fleetwood


Sept 21 (Reuters) – Europe could also be considered because the underdogs within the forthcoming Ryder Cup in comparison with their American opponents, however Tommy Fleetwood mentioned his group will head into the biennial competitors beginning on Friday full of confidence.

Europe have a mean world rating of 30 in comparison with 9 for the United States, however with seven gamers again from their 2018 group that lifted the title in Paris, Fleetwood believes they’ve what it takes to win at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

“People keep saying we are underdogs and if you look at the average world rankings then of course we are, but I just don’t believe anybody in our team is going into this feeling we are going to lose,” Briton Fleetwood advised The Times newspaper.

“When you are in that team room and people are standing up to speak, the belief we have in each other is huge. We’ve seen how we grow and what we are capable of producing as a team.

“It does not make a distinction to us whether or not we’re favourites or underdogs, we simply flip up, gel and, extra usually than not over the previous few years, we’ve come out and gained it.”

The 2021 Ryder Cup was originally scheduled for last year but pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 43nd edition of the event will take place from Sept. 24-26.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru
Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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