Europe picks Garcia, Poulter, Stenson, Casey for Ryder Cup


"Once I was able to make that putt on 14 it pushed me forward".

That was the most pertinent question after Bjorn picked the 2017 Masters victor along with Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson to fill out his team to face the Le Golf National in Paris later this month. "I've been playing incredible golf and hopefully I can continue playing great".

"This is most likely my last chance to go over to Europe and be part of a winning team in Europe", Mickelson said.

Thomas Bjorn's selection of Sergio Garcia is a calculated gamble, with the skipper banking on the Spaniard's experience and fight to conquer his current indifferent form to inspire Europe's challenge to regain the Ryder Cup. Woods was already going to be in Paris as a vice-captain, while Mickelson (18-20-7 in Ryder Cup play) has now officially made his 12th consecutive Ryder Cup team.

Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson and Rickie Fowler automatically qualified for the team.

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Furyk will make his fourth captain's choice selection at the conclusion of the BMW Championship, which is being held this week at Arnonimink Golf Club in Newtown Square.

Tony Finau is believed to be the leading candidate for 12th and final spot.

Seven missed cuts from his past twelve starts, although a tie for 8th at the Open de France, which was played at the Ryder Cup's Le Golf National venue, might play in his favour.

We'll have our answer about whether they can in a month as the golf season winds down and builds toward what should be one of the most fascinating Ryder Cups in the last few decades.

2018 Form: The Belgian was the one bright spot to come out of Europe's defeat at Hazeltine two years ago, although he may have timed a return to form a little too late for a place in the team this time.

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The victory for the man known as the "Mad Scientist" saw DeChambeau become the first man since Vijay Singh in 2008 to win the opening two playoff events in the season-ending FedEx Cup.

The left-hander, who was 10th in the United States standings, shot his lowest round of the season on Monday, an eight-under-par 63, to finish three ahead of Woods.

"He has been instrumental, not only in helping the captains before me, but me as well", Furyk said. He was named an assistant captain back in January, but he wanted to play in the event.

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They join Rory McIlroy, Open victor Francesco Molinari, Spaniard Jon Rahm, Sweden's Alex Noren, Dane Thorbjorn Olesen and English trio Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, who all qualified automatically.

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