Tony Finau makes US Ryder Cup team as final captain’s pick | Sport

Tony Finau has been selected for the American Ryder Cup team as Jim Furyk’s final captain’s pick.

The 28-year-old’s first appearance in the competition was announced after he finished tied for eighth at the latest FedEx Cup event, the BMW Championship at Aronimink, outside Philadelphia. “The final Captain’s Pick is in. Welcome to the team tonyfinaugolf!,” tweeted Ryder Cup USA.

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Xander Schauffele, from California, who finished tied for third in the BMW, had also been considered a possible wild card. Furyk chose Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau last week as his first three picks to play at Le Golf National in Paris at the end of the month. Those four players will join Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth, who qualified automatically through the points system.

Justin Rose’s consolation for losing a sudden-death play-off at the BMW to Keegan Bradley was becoming the world No 1, overtaking Johnson.

Rose is the fourth English world No1, after Nick Faldo, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.

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