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Ryder Cup rookie Patrick Cantlay likes the taste of pressure

Patrick Cantlay stood out this year because he brought composure to the cauldron. PHOTO: AFP
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Patrick Cantlay is the courteous, ping-pong playing, current boss of golf when it comes to form, who has - in a manner of speaking - known about the trickery of the Ryder Cup since he was a kid.

When he is a gullible eight or 10-year-old, he wakes up one morning to watch an away Cup with his dad, who tells him he has a premonition. He's willing to bet that the US will lose almost every match that day and lose the Cup.

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