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Islanders back Europe to retain Ryder Cup

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Tommy Horton, who competed for Great Britain and Ireland in the 1975 and 1977 Ryder Cup, feels that the encounter will be tight, with only a couple of points in it, predicting a 15-13 European victory. He added that, due to the international nature of world golf, there is no real advantage of playing on a 'European style' course.

Horton expects European fans to act as a '13th Man' for McGinleys team. The absence of 14-times major winner Tiger Woods was also a contributing factor to Europe being favourites in Scotland. He also feels that the rookies will have their say, and pointed out American rookie Jimmy Walker as their star man alongside their stalwart Phil Mickelson.

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