Spieth, Finau Among Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks
United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker (pictured) made his six captain's picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup matches, set to be played later this month at Whistling Straits CC in Wisconsin.
They are: Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau, Harris English, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, and Daniel Berger.
Spieth is a former Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open champion. Finau played on the U.S. Ryder Cup team that lost to Europe in 2018. Schauffele is the reigning Olympic gold medalist (won in August in Japan). Berger, English, and Scheffler are all first-timers to the Ryder Cup.
They will join British Open champ Collin Morikawa, 2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson, four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, 2020 U.S. Open champ Bryson DeChambeau, current Players Champion Justin Thomas, and current FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay.
Team Europe won the Ryder Cup in France three years ago 17 1/2 to 10 1/2. But the two sides have split the last six matches.
Former major champions Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson were left off the squad.