U.S. Ryder Cup team visits Gillette Stadium before Deutsche Bank

The current U.S. Ryder Cup team. (New England Patriots on Twitter)
The current U.S. Ryder Cup team. (New England Patriots on Twitter)

The New England Patriots weren’t in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Wednesday night, so the U.S. Ryder Cup team as currently constituted took the field.

Captain Davis Love III and three of his four vice-captains — Steve Stricker, Tom Lehman and Jim Furyk, but not Tiger Woods — were on the field along with the eight automatic qualifiers — Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth — to take a team photo.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft was also there along with Patriots players Jerod Mayo and Hall of Famer Andre Tippett, as well PGA of America president Derek Sprague.

The American players are all wearing the typical No. 1 jersey, except for Mr. 58, Jim Furyk, who got the number matching the record-setting 58 he shot in the final round of the Travelers Championship earlier in August.

Gillette Stadium is 20 minutes north, by car, of TPC Boston, site of the Deutsche Bank Championship. The course is site of the second leg of the FedExCup playoffs, which begins Friday.

Ryan Ballengee is a Yahoo Sports contributor. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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