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Americans need short memory in the Ryder Cup

  • Europe's Sergio Garcia hits a shot on the fourth hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Europe's Sergio Garcia hits a shot on the fourth hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States' Dustin Johnson walks to the range before a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    United States' Dustin Johnson walks to the range before a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Europe's Rory McIlroy walks to the fifth hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Europe's Rory McIlroy walks to the fifth hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Dustin Johnson says the U.S. team needs a short memory when it comes to the Ryder Cup.

He says the Americans have not brought up what happened at Medinah four years ago when they blew a 10-6 lead going into the final day, winning only three singles matches. That extended two decades of mostly losing.

The next chance starts Friday at Hazeltine. U.S. captain Davis Love III also is ignoring recent history. He says this a new team that has never played together.

That's especially true for Europe, which has won eight of the last 10 times. Europe has six rookies on its 12-man roster. It has never won a Ryder Cup with that many newcomers when the matches were on the road.