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2012 Ryder Cup: Bubba Watson And Matt Kuchar Clinch Spots

Bubba Watson, who went to the University of Georgia, finished the PGA Championship tied for 11th place at 2-under. Matt Kuchar, who went to Georgia Tech, missed the cut after faltering in the second round. Both golfers earned spots on the United States Ryder Cup team after their performances over the weekend.

Watson, who will be making his second appearance on the Ryder Cup team, spoke to reporters about his feelings of making the team.

It means a lot. Any time you can put the stars and stripes on your sleeve and play some golf, this is the closest I'll get to the military, so for me it's all about representing our country and playing some golf and hopefully win it. But all in all, just like the athletes in the Olympics, all you're trying to do is represent your country well and show people some exciting golf.

Kuchar will also be making his second straight Ryder Cup appearance along with several other notable golfers.

1. Tiger Woods
2. Phil Mickelson
3. Bubba Watson
4. Webb Simpson
5. Jason Dufner
6. Matt Kuchar
7. Keegan Bradley
8. Zach Johnson

The Ryder Cup is scheduled to begin September 28 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois.

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