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Furyk Names Woods, Mickelson, and DeChambeau to U.S. Ryder Cup Team

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk announced his three captain’s picks on Tuesday evening, and to no one’s surprise they are: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau.

Tiger Woods Ryder Cup Press Conference
Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference after being named to the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team by Captain Jim Furyk at the Philadelphia Marriott West on Sep. 4, 2018 in West Conshohocken, PA. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

DeChambeau, who’s won the first two legs of the FedExCup playoffs, will make his Ryder Cup debut, while Mickelson will tee it up in his 12th straight appearance.

Woods, who was named a vice captain prior to his comeback season, will make his eighth Ryder Cup appearance.

Furyk also announced that David Duval, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar will be vice-captains. Davis Love III and Steve Stricker, along with Tiger, were previously named as part of the braintrust.

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods talk to golf channel after being named Captain’s Picks during a press conference at the Philadelphia Marriott West on Sep. 4, 2018 in West Conshohocken, PA. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Woods, Mickelson and DeChambeau will join the eight American players who had qualified via points: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson.

The 48-year old Mickelson celebrated being named to the team with a patriotic tweet.

One more player will be chosen by Furyk following this week’s BMW Championship.

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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