Next week Sandelin will join an exclusive fraternity, although he doesn't see it that way. Listen to him discuss his American foils. "I feel sorry for Mickelson and O'Meara," he says. "Think about the pressure on them! They really have to kick my ass. If they lose, at home? My god, imagine the shame. For me, to lose is expected. It's no big deal because no one is rooting for me."
Actually, plenty of people will be rooting for Sandelin—his teammates, his family and the whole of Europe. Forever the outsider, he simply can't see it.