Jim Furyk Announces Three Of His Ryder Cup Wildcards


Bryson DeChambeau reacts after putting out on the 18th hole during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.

In January, when Furyk asked Woods, 42, to be one of his vice captains, Woods was ranked 656th in the world, had not earned a single Ryder Cup point and had not played a PGA tour event in a year.

Woods, who has not played a Ryder Cup since 2012, revealed that he had set himself the target of making the U.S. team at the start of the season.

As expected, Furyk named Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau to the US team that will play the Europeans Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National outside of Paris.

Jim Furyk has announced three of his four captain's picks for USA's Ryder Cup.

It was the third win of the year for DeChambeau, who also won the playoff opener at Ridgewood and is guaranteed the No. 1 seed for the Tour Championship regardless of what happens in the third round.

DeChambeau has won the last two FedEx Cup playoff events, rising to No. 7 in the world.

Greater suspense is likely next Monday when Furyk makes one final pick to complete his 12-man team.

The matches are September 28-30 outside Paris. Tony Finau is considered the leading candidate.

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Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson and Rickie Fowler automatically qualified for the team.

Rose bogeyed his first two holes and played his front nine in 1 over, but birdied four of his last six holes.

"It's been a fantastic two weeks", he said.

'Lo and behold I'm part of this team. "We're heading over to Europe, where it's going to be an interesting, boisterous crowd". We've got an unbelievable veteran leader in Phil who's been around the Ryder Cup since before some of these guys were born.

European captain Thomas Bjorn will make his four captain's picks on Wednesday. Woods was an assistant at Hazeltine and at the Presidents Cup last fall at Liberty National in a US route.

Furyk also named David Duvall, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar as vice-captains alongside Woods.

"He has been instrumental, not only in helping the captains before me, but me as well", Furyk said.

The European team had eight qualifiers - Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Alexander Noren, Francesco Molinari and Thorbjorn Olesen - decided on Sunday following the Made in Denmark tournament on the European Tour.