• Team USA’s automatic picks confirmed

    Brooks Koepka
    Koepka finished as the top qualifier

    Eight of the 12 spots on Ryder Cup USA have been filled by automatic qualifiers after the conclusion of the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive.

    Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson – in that order – are the automatic qualifiers for the US team.

    The four remaining slots on the US team will be captain’s selections.

    Three selections will be announced by captain Jim Furyk following the Dell Technologies Championship on 3 September and the final selection will be announced after the BMW Championship on 9 September

    Koepka was the top point-getter for the U.S. thanks to his back-to-back wins at the US Open, followed by his PGA Championship win at Bellerive. 

    Johnson was first in the standings prior to the PGA Championship. The 2016 US Open winner will play in his fourth Ryder Cup.

    Thomas will make his Ryder Cup debut in Paris after clinching a spot on the team after his win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

    Reigning Masters champion Reed will make his third consecutive Ryder Cup appearance. Two-time Masters champion Watson will play in his fourth Ryder Cup.

    At just 25-years-old, Spieth will play in his third career Ryder Cup. Spieth won The Open in 2017 at Royal Birkdale.

    Fowler finished second at the Masters this year and earned a pair of T5 finishes in majors last year at the U.S. Open and PGA Championship.

    Simpson claimed the eighth and final automatic qualifying spot for the American Ryder Cup team. Bryson DeChambeau was the unlucky player left in ninth place and now faces an anxious wait to see if he will be nominated by Furyk.

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