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Pictures: Ryder Cup build-up

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LOMBARD, IL - SEPTEMBER 26: (L-R) Nicolas Colsaerts, Sergio Garcia, Jose Maria Olazabal, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer of Europe pose for a portrait at the Ryder Cup host hotel prior to the start of the 39th Ryder Cup Gala on September 26, 2012 in Lombard, Illinois. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
The European team players pose for a photograph with their wives and partners prior to the 39th Ryder Cup gala at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois
Jose Maria Olazabal and Davis Love III with Justin Timberlake onstage at the Ryder Cup gala
Europe team captain Jose Maria Olazabal poses for a photograph with the European players wives and partners
Miguel Angel Jimenez and girlfriend Susanne Styblo
Paul McGinley of Europe poses with his wife Ally
USA team captain Davis Love III and his wife Robin
Peter Hanson of Europe poses with his wife Sanna
Bubba Watson with his wife Angie
Paul Lawrie poses with his wife Marian
Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy
Lee Westwood poses with his wife Laurae
Luke Donald poses with his wife Diane
Thomas Bjorn poses with his wife Pernilla
Ian Poulter poses with his wife Katie
Graeme McDowell poses with his girlfriend Kristin Stape and Rory McIlroy
Webb Simpson and his wife Dowd
Left - right, Bill Murray, Dave Stockton, Tom Lehman and Justin Timberlake on the first tee with the Ryder Cup for the Captains & Celebrity Scramble
Actress Jessica Biel, right, watches Justin Timberlake take part in the Captains & Celebrity Scramble
U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps signs autographs on the second hole during the Captains and Celebrity Scramble at the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Hollywood star Bill Murray hits his tee shot on the second hole during the 2012 Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 25, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Team Europe vice-captain Paul McGinley uses a camera phone on the course
Not so fast: Bill Murray attempts to make off with the Ryder Cup
Rory McIlroy signs autographs as he walks to the eighth tee
Lead the way: Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker walk off the fourth tee during a practice round
USA's Matt Kuchar hits from a bunker on the second green during a practice round
Team captain Jose Maria Olazabal, centre, and the Ryder Cup trophy are accompanied by team vice captains Miguel Angel Jimenez , left, and Darren Clarke as team Europe depart for the Ryder Cup from Heathrow Airport
Team Europe pose for an arrival group picture as they get together for the first time in their team room
19th hole: US captain Davis Love III and Europe captain ose Maria Olazabal pose with the trophy in front of the clubhouse
MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: European Team captain Jose Maria Olazabal poses with the trophy during the second preview day of The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 25, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Team USA
U.S. Ryder Cup team members (L-R) Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Tiger Woods and captain Davis Love III pose for a team photo during the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Team Europe, back row left - right: Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Peter Hanson, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie, fron row left - right: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Jose Maria Olazabal (captain), Graeme McDowell and Francesco Moilinari
MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: The European Team, back row L-R: Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Peter Hanson, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie, fron row L-R: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Jose Maria Olazabal (captain), Graeme McDowell, Francesco Moilinari pose for an official photograph during the second preview day of The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 25, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III and European Captain José MarÃa Olazábal address the media duirng a press conference during the first preview day of The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 24, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Final preparations: Greenkeepers rake a bunker on the 13th hole
USA's Tiger Woods looks at the trophy with captain Davis Love III at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Caddies joke around over during the European team official photograph during the second preview day of The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 25, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Europe's Ian Poulter signs autographs for fans
MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: General view of the 17th hole during the first preview day of The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 24, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Sand storm: Europe's Luke Donald hits a bunker shot during practice
Nice drive: Jim Furyk of the USA surveys the course with his caddie Mike Cowan
European team captain Jose Maria Olazabal talks to Graeme McDowell during practice
Rory McIlroy during practice
Numbers game: The Ryder Cup scoreboard at Medinah
Europe team captain Jose Maria Olazabal poses with the players' caddies

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