No surprises when it comes to 3 US Ryder Cup captain's picks

No surprises when it comes to 3 US Ryder Cup captain's picks

He is joined by Phil Mickelson, playing a record 12th Ryder Cup, and Bryson DeChambeau, the world No 7 who has won back-to-back FedEx Cup play-off tournaments after narrowly missing an automatic place.

DeChambeau emerged on Monday as the hottest commodity in the game at the moment, becoming the first player this season on the PGA Tour to win back-to-back events with another commanding performance at TPC Boston.

And there was also disappointment for Belgian Thomas Pieters, who won four points in a sensational Ryder Cup debut two years ago but has since slipped to 63rd in the world rankings from a career-high of 24th in May last year.

The 48-year-old carded eight-under-par to finish 10-under for the tournament and speaking after his round Mickelson admitted he hopes he's done enough to gain a spot on USA's Ryder Cup team.

"People can put that title on me, but I'm not going to, never will, because I'm just a player out here trying to do my absolute best".

"I've had quite a bit of resistance", DeChambeau said.

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Finau would become the first Utah native to play in the Ryder Cup and the first golfer who was living in Utah at the time to compete in the event since Johnny Miller in 1981. "So I have to say, I guess, "Thanks" - you made it really easy on the captain".

The final U.S. wildcard looks set to go to Tony Finau.

U.S. thrashed Europe on Hazeltine back in 2016 to win their first Ryder Cup since 2008.

Starting the final round one shot behind Abraham Ancer, and among 10 players within four shots of the lead, DeChambeau had a two-putt birdie from 50 feet on No. 7, took the lead with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 220-yard eighth hole, and then hit his approach to 6 feet to a back right pin at No. 9 for his third straight birdie. "This is about the team, and I wanted to be part of this experience so badly that I worked twice as hard". Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson as his four wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup in Paris. Australian Cameron Smith closed the gap with a pair of late birdies, but DeChambeau answered with a birdie on No. 15 to keep his lead at two shots.

Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson and Rickie Fowler automatically qualified for the team.

Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Alex Noren and Thorbjorn Olesen will line up for the European side.

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