Europe captain Darren Clarke thinks the United States will pose a significant threat when the two teams clash in the Ryder Cup next year.
The Europeans have won six of the last seven editions of the Ryder Cup, with the only blemish being recorded in 2008. The United States class of 2008 emerged victors at Valhalla in what was one of the more emphatic victories in recent years.
Clarke thinks the fact that the Americans are playing at home in 2016 will have a significant impact on the outcome, warning that they are not to be trifled with. This is compounded by the harsh reality that he might be forced to field a vastly inexperienced team when the 2016 tournament starts.
Commenting via his Twitter feed Clarke said: "Current standings of @RyderCupUSA are very strong with @Love3d leading them. We will be underdogs but away matches are always hard! #fight."
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.