Europe's Stephen Gallacher expects "drama and passion" in Ryder Cup

Stephen Gallacher of Scotland with the trophy after the final round where he became the first back to back winner of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 2, 2014
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Europe's Stephen Gallacher believes that the Ryder Cup will bring "drama and passion" to Gleneagles ahead of this week's contest against Team USA.

Europe's Stephen Gallacher believes that this week's Ryder Cup contest against the USA at Gleneagles will be full of "drama".

The Scotsman was given a wildcard pick by captain Paul McGinley after missing out on automatic qualification.

Ahead of the contest, which gets underway on Friday, the rookie told reporters: "The course is perfect. It's going to be great for viewing with lots of birdies, especially coming down the stretch with a couple of par fives.

"The Ryder Cup is all about the drama and passion and we will get that. I feel ready for playing now and I'm a better golfer than I was 10 years ago."

Europe have won five of their last six encounters against the USA, the latest being in Medinah in 2012.

Who will win the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles?

Europe
Draw (Europe retains)
USA
Europe
68.0%
Draw (Europe retains)
8.0%
USA
24.0%
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