European captain Jose Maria Olazabal has arrived at Medinah with a gold trophy that everyone wants to keep at the Ryder Cup.
Olazabal and players Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari and Nicolas Colsaerts flew from Europe to an airport in Rockford about 45 minutes away from Medinah.
U.S. captain Davis Love III was waiting to greet them in front of the clubhouse at Medinah when they arrived in a van. Olazabal said the rest of his team will be arriving Monday.
Four Americans came to Medinah early to chip and putt. Four others went to the movies.
Europe has won six of the past eight times, though Olazabal believes the teams are so evenly matched that it's hard to call either a favorite.