Americans come up on short end

Originally Published: October 4, 2010
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

NEWPORT, Wales -- Captain Charisma, he wasn't, but Corey Pavin and his USA team almost -- almost -- left here with Moet stains on their shirts and the Ryder Cup in their luggage. Instead, a good-natured chant made in the fog and cold of early Monday morning came true.

It happened on the first tee box, in the rowdy amphitheater inhabited by a couple of thousand nut-job fans, almost all Europeans. As Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer waited to begin their singles match, several American ...

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