USA names its team for the 2021 Ryder Cup
September 10, 2021
The American team for the 2021 Ryder Cup was announced on Wednesday. Golf’s premier team competition will take place from September 24 to 26 at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Haven, Wisconsin.
Of the 12 players on the American team, six were chosen from a set Ryder Cup points list, while the other six were captain’s picks. The six chosen from the points list were British Open champion Collin Morikawa of Los Angeles, California, world number two Dustin Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina, Bryson DeChambeau of Modesto, California, four-time major champion Brooks Koepka of West Palm Beach, Florida, 2017 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky, and Fedex Cup champion Patrick Cantlay of Long Beach, California. Players generated points from major championships from 2019 to 2021, the 2019 World Golf Championship events, the 2019 Players Championship, and PGA Tour events in 2020 and 2021.
The six captain’s picks were world number nine Tony Finau of Salt Lake City, Utah, Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele, three-time major champion Jordan Spieth of Dallas, Texas, Daniel Berger of Plantation, Florida, Scottie Scheffler of Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Harris English of Valdosta, Georgia. The American captain is 12-time PGA Tour champion Steve Stricker of Edgerton, Wisconsin. Haven is only two hours northeast of Edgerton.
Stricker meanwhile was on the American team as a player that won the 2008 Ryder Cup. The United States defeated Europe 16.5 to 11.5. Despite the American win, Stricker did not win any matches.
Padraig Harrington of Ireland is the European captain. Harrington previously won the British Open in 2007 and 2008, and the PGA Championship in 2008.
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