Tony Finau added to US Ryder Cup team as captain's pick

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Tony Finau added to US Ryder Cup team as captain's pick

Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by US captain Jim Furyk. Monday's announcement then was pushed back several hours as Finau (who tied for eighth place) and the rest of the field completed the weather-delayed BMW Championship near Philadelphia. Furyk had already confirmed Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as three of his picks but made a decision to wait until after the conclusion of the BMW Championship to confirm his fourth and final one.

Given Europe's recent dominance in this event before its loss in 2016 and the fact that this year's event is being played in France, you could certainly make a case for taking Europe on the golf odds.

They have not won successive Ryder Cups since 1993.

United States' 12-man Ryder Cup team now features: Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, DeChambeau, Finau, Mickelson and Woods. I got the goosebumps when he told me, and I'm excited to add my skills and talent to the team - a team that's stacked already.

Finau, who turns 29 on Thursday, was invited by Furyk to play as part of a small group at Le Golf National on the weekend before the British Open.

Finau is one of seven players on the USA team that is in his 20s. "And I'm playing some good golf, some world-class golf". "The final Captain's Pick is in".

Xander Schauffele, from California, who finished tied for third in the BMW, had also been considered a possible wild card.

Finau's stand-out performances in high-pressure and high-profile tournaments will put him in great stead for the pressure pit that is the Ryder Cup.

"Hey guys, Tony Finau here".

"Hopefully I bring something to the team that can help us bring that Cup back".

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