Thomas Bjorn ready to choose Sergio García for Ryder Cup

Thomas Bjorn ready to choose Sergio García for Ryder Cup

He finished ninth in the Ryder Cup team points race and has climbed to No. 7 in the world while now also leading the FedEx Cup rankings.

USA captain Jim Furyk added them to his team Monday evening as wild-card selections, along with Bryson DeChambeau.

The trio joins Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson, all of whom qualified on points, on the team that will face Europe in France on September 28-30.

"It's not been the easiest [of decisions], but it's a privileged situation for me to be in having that many to choose from", Bjorn said. "We played in practice rounds quite a bit this year and he's fantastic". 9, 10 and 11 when qualifying ended for eight automatic berths after the PGA Championship.

Unlike other golfers, DeChambeau makes sure all of his irons and wedges measure the same length - 37-1/2 inches. "It's like a football team going without their captain, that's what it's like for us", said the Dane. "Just the way he's played, especially the last couple of weeks he's had opportunities and had runs, but I think he's cleaning up rounds".

DeChambeau, who rose to the top of the FedEx Cup standings with a win last week in New Jersey, further distanced himself from the pack with another success - his third of the year.

The 24-year-old Californian is known as the "Mad Scientist" for his approach to the game, from his single-length clubs (34 inches, roughly the length of a 7-iron), to his work on biomechanics to the calculations that go into every shot. Tiger gets very focused on that, and I want to free him up. I got off to a great start this year.

"This is most likely my last chance to go over to Europe and be part of a winning team in Europe", Mickelson said.

The United States captain, Jim Furyk, also picked Byrson De Chambeau as one of his wildcards, with Tony Finau expected to be chosen as the 12th and final member of his team next week.

Missing all four cuts in this year's majors and no top-10 finishes since June's French Open put Garcia's participation in serious jeopardy. Mickelson won another World Golf Championship in March, though he hasn't seriously contended since then.

There was little drama to Tuesday's announcement after DeChambeau won his second consecutive playoff event on Monday. I'm excited to be a part of this team. "And it showed, and it paid off".

Still to come for Furyk is his final captain's pick, to be announced Monday after the BMW Championship.

The remarkable comeback story this season of Tiger Woods is set to have a chapter on his performance at the Ryder Cup. "It's going to be an interesting crowd".

"Deep down, I wanted to make the team".

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