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At a Glance: Match 8
U.S. analysis: This is Azinger's red-neck pairing, and we mean that in the best possible way. The big-hitting Holmes will get the Kentucky fans rocking. Weekley will be steady-Eddie while the home-boy wows the huge crowds lining the fairways at Vahalla. Holmes' length gives him plenty of birdie chances and he ranks 12th on TOUR in that category. Weekley, though, is the consummate ball-striker so he'll have his share, too.
Europe analysis: Westwood may be the best player on the European Tour without a win this year. He's played in 17 events and finished in the top 10 on 10 occasions, including six top-threes. The Brit ranks fifth in scoring average at 70.61 with a low of 64.He'll need steady Hansen, who is making his Ryder Cup debut. The Dane is a fairly accurate driver who hits a lot of greens so he'll need to convert to keep pace with Westwood.
Notes: Hansen hasn't won this year, but he's rested after a two-week break and finished in the top-10 in his last two starts. ... Both Weekley and Holmes have two PGA TOUR victories -- both in the same event, the Verizon Heritage and FBR Open, respectively.
Outlook: The two Americans were cheerleading in the morning, now is their time to shine. If they can feed off the crowd early and settle into their games, they could be exciting to watch.
Prediction: U.S. wins, 3 and 2