Tony Finau Named Final USA Ryder Cup Captain's Pick


The 28-year-old Finau, who grew up in the Rose Park area of Salt Lake City and now resides in Lehi with his wife and four children, was officially named to the USA squad by captain Jim Furyk Monday afternoon following the BMW Championship.

The American side is now made up of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau.

They have not won successive Ryder Cups since 1991 and 1993.

They join eight players who made the team via points on August 12: 2018 U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka; Johnson; Thomas; 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed; Bubba Watson; Jordan Spieth; Rickie Fowler; and Webb Simpson. I got the goosebumps when he told me, and I'm excited to add my skills and talent to the team - a team that's stacked already. "I'm in a position where I feel like a win is the only way I'd even be in consideration", Schauffele said.

Regardless of which player is chosen for the final spot, the US should have a strong team heading into Paris. "I can play with anyone".

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It's an incredible achievement for Finau, who grew up playing golf in Rose Park.

Furyk had some options with his final pick. And I let the guys on the team know that I'd be a great pick and I'd be ready to go. Keegan Bradley won the tournament in a playoff and also was thought to be under consideration.

Finau's Ryder Cup opportunity is historic for the Utah golf community. He turned professional right out of high school in 2007, but it took him seven years to earn his PGA Tour card.

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"I look forward to the opportunity to help the United States of America bring the Cup back".