Dave Marr, who captained the U.S. team in 1981, cut le chase when asked what he looked for in a Ryder Cup player. "You need finishers, finishers, finishers," said Marr. "Players who when they get a guy down, step on his neck." What kind of neckstompers are on this year's team? One way to tell is ok at how well they've been able to finish tournaments in which they held an overnight lead. To figure the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Closing Average, we took the number of times a player was in the lead or tied for the lead going into the final round over the past two seasons (when Ryder Cup points were awarded) and divided it into the number of times he went on to win. (We've also listed total victories to illustrate how often a player came from behind.) As a frame of reference, Tom Watson in 1979-80 scored the highest two-year Closing Average in the modern era, winning 10 of the 11 times he led going into Sunday (.909). And, for those still convinced that Greg Norman can't close, the Shark is 4 for 5 (.800) in 1994-95 when he is ahead after three rounds. By this measure Janzen is a better pick than Couples or Strange. Curiously, seven of the 12 members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team have either failed to close or have not played themselves into position to do so.