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Woods, one of four players wearing dark sunglasses, stood alongside Steve Stricker as Montgomerie waited to offer an official welcome.
Overcast conditions greeted the U.S. team and rain is forecast for Friday and over the weekend.
"Everyone has to play in the rain. We have a lot of guys on the team who actually enjoy playing in the rain, believe it or not," said Pavin, who played in three Ryder Cups.
"I think our guys can embrace any kind of weather. I played Ryder Cup in poor weather. You don't really notice it so much, you're just focused on winning your matches."
Pavin said he and his players would rest Monday following their overnight flight, with a first practice session scheduled for Tuesday.
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