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Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar are captain's picks for Ryder Cup team

Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar are captain's picks for Ryder Cup team

When Davis Love III and the U.S. Ryder Cup team come to Hazeltine at the end of the month, they will be looking to avoid an unprecedented fourth straight defeat to the Europeans. 

The U.S. has spent two years planning and strategizing in hopes of turning the tide, and Love's first three captain's picks lean heavily on experience as they try to end the skid. 

Love chose Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar on Monday. He has one more pick to make, too. 

The Americans haven't won since Valhalla in 2008, and they have only one rookie on the current roster while the Europeans will be bringing six newcomers to Minnesota. 

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