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European Ryder Cup captain assesses form of 4 of his players at Wales Open

Four members of Europe's Ryder Cup team are playing in the Wales Open this week, giving captain Paul McGinley a chance to assess their form heading into next week's matches against the United States at Gleneagles.

England's Lee Westwood, Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and rookies Jamie Donaldson of Wales and Stephen Gallacher of Scotland are in the field at Celtic Manor, venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

McGinley says he'll meet with the four players Wednesday night to brief them on what to expect at Gleneagles, Scotland.

He says this week's Twenty Ten course has been set up to resemble the conditions at Gleneagles.

McGinley says he's not concerned by the absence of French rookie Victor Dubuisson, who pulled out of the Wales Open to stay in France.