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Furyk Uses Final Pick on Tony Finau For U.S. Ryder Cup Team

Perhaps the biggest subplot for the BMW Championship was the final position on the American Ryder Cup Team. Captain Jim Furyk named three of his four captain’s picks after last week’s Dell Technologies Championship, and with just one to go, there were a number of players in the Aronimink field hoping to catch Furyk’s eye.

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Tony Finau tees off on the 13th tee during day two of the BMW Championship at Aronimink GC on Sep. 7, 2018 in Newtown Square, PA. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

In the end, the player Furyk picked was the one who was believed to have the best chance coming into the week: Tony Finau.

With his co-Tour leading 11th top 10 finish of the year, and his third in three weeks of the FedExCup Playoffs, Finau made himself difficult to leave off the team.

The world No. 17 will be one of just two Ryder Cup Rookies on the American team (Bryson DeChambeau).

Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.

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