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Pavin named US captain for 2010 Ryder Cup

Corey Pavin Corey Allen Pavin (born November 16, 1959) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour.

Pavin was born in Oxnard, California. He attended UCLA and turned professional in 1982.
 was named captain of the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  team for the 2010 Ryder Cup Ryder Cup

Biennial team golf event first held in 1927. It was originally played between teams of golfers from the U.S. and Britain; since 1979 players opposing the U.S. have been chosen from all of Europe. The trophy was donated by the British seed merchant Samuel Ryder.
 in Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff.  where the Americans will try to claim the trophy in back-to-back years for the first time since 1993.

Pavin, a 49-year-old from California who won the 1995 US Open, was named by the PGA (1) (Professional Graphics Adapter) An early IBM PC display standard for 3D processing with 640x480x256 resolution. It was not widely used.

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 of America to replace Paul Azinger Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s.

Azinger was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He attended Florida State University and turned professional in 1981.
, who guided the US team past Europe last September at Louisville, Kentucky.

"I've been waiting for this day since I received the call last month," Pavin said. "I'm very excited."

US teams have not retained a captain for consecutive Cups in more than half a century but there was talk of keeping Azinger after he broke the European stranglehold on the trophy.

But Azinger said last week he would not be back after leading the Americans to their first Cup triumph since 1999.

"I would like to congratulate Paul on a job very well done," Pavin said. "It was not only fantastic to see us win again but also to see our younger players step up under the ultimate pressure was wonderful to witness."

Pavin, who served as an assistant to Tom Lehman on the US squad which lost at Ireland in 2004, will try to claim the first US victory in Europe since 1993 and only the second since 1981 when the Cup matches make their Welsh debut.

"Playing on foreign soil brings a whole new set of challenges," Pavin said. "They will be able to set up Celtic Manor how they like and will have a passionate crowd on their side."

Pavin, a player on the triumphant US squad in 1993 and on two other US teams, figures to have one key figure who was absent from the US victory this year as world number one Tiger Woods was sidelined by a knee injury this time.

But Woods has enjoyed only one team triumph in five Cup matches and that required the Americans to make the greatest last-day fightback Fightback is the name of:
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 in Cup history to deny Europe in 1999.

Pavin went 8-5 as a Cup player, winning four of five matches in his 1995 Cup farewell to go out with a winning mark.

Pavin made his Cup debut in 1991 at the emotional "War by the Shore" in Kiawah Island, South Carolina Kiawah Island is a town and an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,163. It is a major U.S. tourist site which offers expensive spacious villas, large highly acclaimed golf courses, beaches, and other .

Pavin and playing partner Steve Pate wore "Desert Storm" caps during the intense match that came down to the final match between Hale Irwin and Bernhard Langer and was won by the US hosts.

"In 1991 I played in my first Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island," Pavin said. "Listening to the national anthem, experiencing the pressure for the first time, watching the last match between Hale Irwin and Bernhard Langer, and of course throwing captain Dave Stockton into the ocean, cemented my love for the Ryder Cup in my blood forever."
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Date:Dec 11, 2008
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