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Sergio Garcia has made a lot of critical putts during his time as a member of the European Ryder Cup team.
Throughout the history of the Ryder Cup, one constant has been that the team that putts best normally wins.
In recent years, that has been embodied by Sergio Garcia. He's never been able to win a major title, but once the Ryder Cup rolls around, it's been Garcia that's stuck the dagger in the heart of the Americans time after time. Ian Poulter, too, has carried on that tradition with his fiery personality.
If you put much stock in statistics, however, that might change when the teams get together at Gleneagles at the end of September.
The top European putter in the strokes gained putting category is Rory McIlroy, the game's most dominant player, and he's ranked 35th. Garcia is 55th and Martin Kaymer is 127th. Graeme McDowell, one of those hoping to be a captain's choice to the team, leads the strokes gained putting statistic.
Henrik Stenson (108) and Justin Rose (109) already have spots locked up, but Luke Donald (11), Lee Westwood (69) and Poulter (106) are still hoping to be captain's choices.
Team USA has the top two ranked players on its team, Jimmy Walker (7) and Matt Kuchar (8). Others already on the team include Jordan Spieth (31), Patrick Reed (52), Phil Mickelson (59), Rickie Fowler (72), Jim Furyk (75), Zack Johnson (86) and Bubba Watson (104).
It will no doubt come down to putting again, and, with a month left before the start of the Ryder Cup, the U.S. appears to have the edge. But can it do it when the heat is on?