Ryder Cup 2018: Tiger Woods among Jim Furyk’s picks for U.S. team | Golf


U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk made three of his 4 captain’s picks Tuesday, leaving only one spot open on the 12-man roster.

Furyk introduced 14-time main champion Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and back-to-back PGA Tour winner Bryson DeChambeau will compete in France to assist the U.S. defend its title.

Woods was already set to go to Paris as a vice captain, however Furyk mentioned he’ll choose another person for that position so the 42-year-old can concentrate on enjoying. He returned to motion in December after spinal fusion surgical procedure in 2017.

Although Woods has not received since 2013, he completed runner up on the Valspar Championship and PGA Championship this season. He has risen from 656 to 26 on the earth this yr.

This will likely be Mickelson’s 12th Ryder Cup look, and he’ll look to enhance upon his 18-20-7 total report. Mickelson was additionally an integral a part of the “activity pressure” that dominated headlines two years in the past at Hazeltine Golf Membership.

DeChambeau earned a spot on the crew thanks to a few wins this yr (Memorial Event, The Northern Belief and Dell Applied sciences Championship). Dechambeau, who presently leads the FedEx Cup playoffs, has moved to No. 7 on the earth. He was additionally ninth within the Ryder Cup standings, narrowly lacking out on automated qualification.

Woods, Mickelson and DeChambeau will likely be joined by yet another of Furyk’s captain’s picks which will likely be introduced Monday.

Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson and Rickie Fowler routinely certified for the crew.

The 2018 Ryder Cup takes place Sept. 25-30 in Paris. European captain Thomas Bjorn will make his captain’s picks Wednesday.


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