Ryder Cup 2012, Team USA: Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk represent Arizona

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The 2012 Ryder Cup features two golfers who played at colleges in Arizona.

The 2012 Ryder Cup kicks off in Medinah, Ill. on Friday and the state of Arizona is well-represented on Team USA. Jim Furyk from the University of Arizona and Phil Mickelson from Arizona State University both made the squad.

Furyk is playing in his eighth-straight Ryder Cup. He has struggled in the event, going 8-15-4 and winning just 37 percent of potential points for the American team. Furyk made the roster via a captain's pick from Davis Love, III.

Mickelson does Furyk one better by appearing in his ninth-straight Ryder Cup. He has also not fared well, posting an 11-17-6 record overall while grabbing just 41 percent of points. Mickelson qualified via the points list.

The United States will be looking to recapture the cup after losing to the Europeans in 2010. The American team last won in 2008 when the competition took place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY.

For profiles of all the golfers, head to the Ryder Cup's official site.

Complete Team USA Roster:

Davis Love III -- Captain

Keegan Bradley

Jason Dufner

Jim Furyk

Dustin Johnson

Zach Johnson

Matt Kuchar

Phil Mickelson

Brandt Snedeker

Webb Simpson

Steve Stricker

Bubba Watson

Tiger Woods

Fred Couples -- Assistant Captain

Mike Hulbert -- Assistant Captain

Jeff Sluman -- Assistant Captain

Scott Verplank -- Assistant Captain

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