Garcia named among Bjorn's wildcard picks

05 September, 2018, 19:44 | Author: Amy Huff
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He won for the third time this year and would appear to be a shoo-in to be one of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk's three picks to be announced Tuesday.

Australia's Cameron Smith was third at 13-under, while 14-time major victor Tiger Woods carded an even round to finish tied for 24th at 7-under.

Furyk, who was allotted four discretionary wild card picks to complete the team, will make his final selection on Monday.

And the final wildcard slot will be announced after BMW the Championships on Monday, September 10 at 2pm BST (9am ET).

However, Woods will relinquish his vice-captain duties to focus on playing, with Furyk naming David Duval, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar as additional vice-captains Tuesday.

"I think you have to look at the big picture through the course of the year statistically, what you're looking for with that particular course or players".

Bryson DeChambeau's unorthodox approach to golf has prompted a lot of second guessing over the years.

Who has been selected so far for team Europe?

His form has been solid this year with top-six finishes at both the Masters and US Open in 2018.

"This is mostly likely my last chance to go over to Europe and to be a part of a winning USA team in Europe".

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It will be the 38-year-old Garcia's ninth Ryder Cup appearance, having been the youngest man to play in the event's history as a 19-year-old in 1999. "I'm very excited about the team this year".

Garcia called the recent weeks waiting for Bjorn's picks "a little tense, because I love the Ryder Cup and wanted to be a part of it".

DeChambeau earned a spot on the team thanks to three wins this year (Memorial Tournament, The Northern Trust and Dell Technologies Championship). For the continent to wrestle back the trophy these wildcards will be under pressure to repay the faith shown by their captain.

This will be the 12th time Mickelson, 48, will represent the U.S.at the Ryder Cup.

"That's something I've been working on doing for a long time and hopefully I can get closer to that number one spot". "I'm just really glad that Thomas had confidence in me".

Woods added that, back in February, he had "not started playing golf really yet, but still ... it was a goal". I've been trying to get that week in and week out, and I was able to kind of figure something out last week on the putting green, and that's kind of progressed me to move forward.

After the conclusion of the Made in Denmark event, the eight automatic qualifiers for the European team were confirmed, with four wildcard picks to come today.

Captain Thomas Bjorn will make four at-large selections Wednesday, and it promises to be a tough decision with the likes of Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Rafael Cabrera Bello, Thomas Pieters and Denmark victor Matt Wallace all under consideration.

But they haven't won on European soil since 1993 with Europe winning eight of the last 11 competitions.

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