Bjorn adds 4 assistants for Ryder Cup

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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Europe is adding a wealth of Ryder Cup experience for the team room with four more assistants to captain Thomas Bjorn.

Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell are the latest additions to Bjorn's staff for this year's matches in France. Bjorn previously named Robert Karlsson as one of his vice captains.

Westwood has played in every Ryder Cup since his debut in 1997 at Valderrama, and he has compiled a 20-18-6 record. Of his 10 teams, seven ended in European victories.

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