Ryder Cup: U.S. Names Finau, Schauffele Among Six Captain’s Picks

Six golfers have been named on Wednesday to spherical out the 12-man American crew that may compete within the newest Ryder Cup match in opposition to a crew of European golfers to be performed Sept. 24 to 26 at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis.

The U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Steve Stricker, chosen as his selections Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler.

Team. Complete.

With his Captain's Picks locked, @SteveStricker selects:

🇺🇸 @DanielBerger59
🇺🇸 @Harris_English
🇺🇸 @tonyfinaugolf
🇺🇸 @XSchauffele
🇺🇸 Scottie Scheffler
🇺🇸 @JordanSpieth pic.twitter.com/wFGR3bw8IH

— Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) September eight, 2021

Six golfers had already certified for the crew based mostly on a cumulative factors system linked to current performances. They have been Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay. The variety of captain’s picks on the American aspect was elevated to 6 from 4 for this version of the competitors.

The European crew is the defending champion after a commanding victory in 2018 in France. The European captain, Padraig Harrington, will announce his captain’s picks on Sunday. Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm have certified robotically for the European crew. The Ryder Cup is often performed each two years however was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The American crew misplaced for the sixth time on international soil in 2018, a contest that included bickering over participant pairings and poor showings by three of the 4 optionally available alternatives made by Jim Furyk, that yr’s U.S. captain. Of Furyk’s picks, solely Finau (2-1) had a successful document, whereas Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and DeChambeau did not win any of their matches.

The United States leads the Ryder Cup sequence, which dates to 1927, by 26-14. But since 1985, when Europe claimed its first victory in 28 years, the United States has received solely six of the 16 Ryder Cups contested, typically shedding by lopsided scores. When the competitors has been held within the United States lately, the Americans have fared higher, with a Three-2 document since 1999.