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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is the Premier League's all-time top scorer with 260 goals and a leading TV pundit from the BBC's flagship football programme Match of the Day. Euro '96 Golden Boot winner Alan will be sharing his thoughts on all things football every week throughout the 2016/17 season.

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Alan Shearer gives his exclusive thoughts on the 2016 Ryder Cup

Coral football ambassador Alan Shearer is also a huge fan of golf. So, ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup, our own Simon Clare sat down with the Premier League legend to get his exclusive thoughts as Europe prepare to battle the USA in this prestigious team event.

“It’s great to see Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters be Darren Clarke’s wildcard picks,” said Shearer, who added he will be glued to his sofa between September 30 and October 2 watching as much of the Ryder Cup action as he can.

Having witnessed Danny Willett’s US Masters triumph firsthand earlier in the golf season, Shearer feels the British rookie Major winner will relish the prospect of the Ryder Cup, which is being held at Hazeltine National on the outskirts Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“I think he’ll love the pressure and the atmosphere,” Shearer continued. “He’s very spiky. He’ll want to go over to America and prove a point, as will the rest of the European team.”

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You’ll find more interviews with and analysis from Alan in the Shearer says archive.