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Tony Finau named to last spot on USA Ryder Cup roster

Tony Finau named to last spot on USA Ryder Cup roster”

Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by US captain Jim Furyk.

He came in eighth at the BMW Championship, whilst Xander Schauffele came in tied third, so Xander must be really sore at not getting the final pick. "All those top-ten finishes, the play in big championships and majors, and his current form, a second, a fourth and an eighth in the [FedEx Cup] play-offs".

The long-hitting world number 17 will be one of three rookies on the American team, along with Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas.

"He has an unbelievable body of work this year", Furyk said.

Finau will be one of three Ryder Cup rookies for the USA, along with DeChambeau and Thomas.

"For the week, I've only made eight [actually seven] birdies, and that's not going to get it done", Woods said.

"I'm so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team", Finau said. Yet he has played so well in top-tier events this year that he seems likely to win multiple times in the future, and that's where the Ryder Cup experience will come into play.

Finau, who recorded top-10 finishes in the first three majors of the season, finished 15th in the final U.S. Ryder Cup points table.

The rest of the US team is Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson.

Finau boosted his chances by joining a group that played at Le Golf National earlier this year. Throw in Woods and Mickelson, and that gives the USA team a lineup that has combined for 31 majors. Finau, who has one career PGA Tour victory, said he was ready for the pressure of the Ryder Cup. "No matter how good your drive is, you've still got to roll them and still got to make putts, and I didn't putt very well today".



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