There's nothing else in golf that compares to the excitement of the Ryder Cup, which will be played Friday through Sunday at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a treeless links type course which has hosted the PGA Championship on three different occasions ('04, '10 and '15). This will be the first U.S. squad without either Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods since 1993, and that's a good thing as both were regular disappointments in this event. The Europeans have dominated the Ryder Cup for a good while now and maybe this is an opportunity for a fresh start for the Americans. The Americans have a young squad while the Euros have a veteran-dominated team. Nine of the top eleven golfers in the world rankings are on the American team, but that has mattered little of late as the Euros have a tight bunch that play as a team that puts the Ryder Cup above anything else, while the Americans have tended to be individualists who haven't bonded well, not good for a match play event rather than the usual stroke play tournament. This year for instance the U.S. team has both Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, who famously don't like each other, so we'll see how it plays out. U.S. Team Steve Stricker, Captain Fred Couples, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Davis Love, Phil Mickelson, Vice Captains Colin Morikawa Dustin Johnson Bryson DeChambeau Brooks Koepka Justin Thomas Patrick Cantlay Tony Finau Xander Schauffele Jordan Spieth Harris English Daniel Berger Scottie Scheffler Finau, Schauffele, Spieth, English, Berger and Scheffler were all Captain's picks European Team Padraig Harrington, Captain Luke Donald, Robert Karlsson, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Henrick Stenson, Vice Captains Rory McIlroy Jon Rahm Paul Casey Matt Fitzpatrick Tyrrell Hatton Tommy Fleetwood Viktor Hovland Lee Westwood Bernd Wiesberger Sergio Garcia Ian Poulter Shane Lowry Garcia, Poulter and Lowry were Captain's picks.