USA Ryder Cup team captain Jim Furyk says it was an easy decision to confirm Tony Finau as his final wildcard pick. Furyk had already confirmed Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as three of his picks but decided to wait until after the conclusion of the BMW Championship to confirm his fourth and final one.
Keegan Bradley won the event in Philadelphia but it was not enough to earn him a place in the team and Finau, who finished tied for eighth, was given the nod by Furyk following a highly consistent year on the tour.
“He has an unbelievable body of work this year,” Furyk said in a statement. “All those top-10 finishes, the play in big championships and the majors, and then his current form, a second, a fourth and an eighth in the Play-Offs. He checked a lot of boxes and made it impossible not to pick him.”
The eight other players who qualified automatically are US Open and US PGA Championship champion Brooks Koepka, Masters winner Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson.