Tony Finau named final pick for U.S. Ryder Cup Team

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The U.S. Ryder Cup team was completed on Monday when captain Jim Furyk named Tony Finau as his final wild-card selection for the matches to be held September 28-30 at the Le Golf National in Paris.

Finau finished tied eighth with Xander Schauffele in tied third another contender for the slot.

Finau was always a clear favourite to go to Le Golf National at the end of the month after a consistent display of results over the summer, including finishing in the top 10 in three of the four major championships.

Finau had been considered a hot favorite based on his strong recent form.

"What an unbelievable body of work this year", Furyk said of Finau. Monday's announcement then was pushed back several hours as Finau (who tied for eighth place) and the rest of the field completed the weather-delayed BMW Championship near Philadelphia.

They have not won successive Ryder Cups since 1991 and 1993.

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"I'm so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team", Finau said.

The 28-year-old placed in the top 10 at three of this year's majors - only missing out at the US PGA Championship - but his last win on the PGA Tour came back in 2016. Played good in big moments.

"I've still got goosebumps". As soon as Xander Schaufelle failed to win the BMW Championship yesterday - coming third behind victor Keegan Bradley- his selection as the fourth pick following Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau was entirely obvious.

"I look forward to the opportunity to help the United States of America bring the Cup back".

Team USA also includes Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson.

Europe's qualifiers were Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Thorbjorn Olesen, Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood and Alex Noren.

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